The Danbees, a gaggle of tri-state twenty-some-year-olds, were rounding up their sound check as I arrived at the venue. As this was our first meeting we promptly went to the nearest Subway Restaurant for dinner and laughed as drunk NYU students stumbled towards Webster Hall. They weren't exactly nervous, but there was an anxious energy about the group. As they scarfed down their sandwiches, I quietly tucked away the remaining half of mine, knowing it would be a god send later in the evening.
The last time I was told to "send it" with Trevor, I crashed a bike on a mountain in New Zealand. Despite living 30 miles from each other, we finally got the chance to meet up for the first time in over a year... halfway across the country. And thankfully it was just like our last adventure in NZ. By that I mean I followed Trevor with a camera while he tore through the first runs of the season.
I managed to get my legs back a bit, and of course got in over my head, but what a day! The lighting started out flat and made for tricky going at first, not to mention it was rubbish for photos. But as the day progressed the weather cleared and offered up a bit of drama for our final few runs. I managed to capture a few portraits of Trevor before we called it a day. Flick through the gallery below!
There's a reason that Boulder is a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts; incredible hikes, climbs, rides... (you get the point). I was able to get out for a morning hike with a buddy from the high school days, and he kindly showed me some of the best views around. For me, my only previous Boulder experience was a quick in and out with the US Pro Challenge, so I welcomed the chance to get out for an explore. The Flatirons hike is well worth it, then again so is Red Rocks. It's really quite simple here, find a trail head and go. Do be warned, its hard to leave.
Stay tuned for some excerpts of my work shooting in Aspen this weekend!