Awesome Like Possum by Jon Paciaroni

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Frosty flashback with Rebecca "Possum" Torr. I can't recall exactly how and when Possum starting snowboarding. I do know it was just a few seasons before making this image in Breckenridge. And to top it off, the following winter she was competing in the Winter Olympics in Snowboard Slopestyle. Almost as talented as she is fun to have a beer with. Almost.

Etsy Print Sale by Jon Paciaroni

Hey all, I’ve decided to do a limited edition print sale on Etsy in effort to raise funding towards the completion of a project and book. Each image will be printed 8x11 in an edition of ten for sale at $50. Also makes a great gift for Mother’s Day!
If you’re interested in other images or larger prints, please DM or email me at jp303@me.com.  
And as always thank you all for your kindness and support! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Paciaroni

Billygoating in the San Juan Mountains by Jon Paciaroni

Back in September I went for a semi-sketchy bushwhacking adventure on Red Mountain Pass to get this perspective of the infamous Million Dollar Highway. I learned that granite boulder mine tailings are far from an ideal place to stand, let alone set up a tripod. After some sliding, falling around, and a few surprise moonwalk descents down the crumbling hillside I ended up with a couple stable shots after almost 3 hours of self induced antics. Sometimes you strike out and sometimes you strike gold.

Light Painting with Quang Ho by Jon Paciaroni

Artist, friend, mentor, and brother from another mother, Quang Ho and his family have had a huge influence on my life and artistic path from a young age.
Amidst a holiday dinner and with the aid of a quality single barrel scotch I was able to convince him to step outside and paint with a flashlight for a portrait idea I had in mind for him.  
I ran these exposures manually from around 20 seconds to a minute long, depending on the duration needing to complete the light painting. Incredible watching him blindly scribe the area with a basic flashlight to create these forms almost effortlessly.  
Good fun and quite an honor collaborating with the humble master.

Middle of the Midwest by Jon Paciaroni

Flashback from the middle of the Midwest with possibly the best group of people I know. Here's a few stock images shot in Morrow, Ohio from a family holiday.  Long exposures, double exposures, and thankfully no indecent exposures...but almost.

Christian Samuel

Christian Samuel

Starlings

Starlings

Polaris Over Rubi & Yenny's 

Polaris Over Rubi & Yenny's 

Whatever you do... do not call them tamales.

Whatever you do... do not call them tamales.

Quang and Adrienne

Quang and Adrienne

Flats in old Downtown Cincinnati.

Flats in old Downtown Cincinnati.

The Occasional Wedding by Jon Paciaroni

I still shoot weddings on occasion. And there’s nothing quite like the charm of a southern style wedding with close friends. It's even better when you're given the opportunity to capture the celebration for them. Congratulations Laurel and Elisher! Thanks again for having lil’ ole me play a part on your big day!

Painting a RIver by Jon Paciaroni

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Painting a river with a flashlight and watching the earth rotate. 
A big part of photography for me is experimentation, having fun, and trying not to get too hung up on apertures and f-stops. To this day I'm still amazed how basic camera functions can subtly send reality into a visible time warp.

Adventures in Infrared by Jon Paciaroni

Revisiting my love/ hate relationship with infrared glass filters; a technique which relies on a lot of patience, a little luck, and tends to be a bit of a guessing game to dial in the exposure correctly. Hit or miss, the results have always fascinated me. 
The image above was a 3 minute exposure overlooking the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado. 

Tribute to My Father by Jon Paciaroni

Ed Paciaroni 1939 - 2017

Ed Paciaroni 1939 - 2017

It saddens me to say we lost a good man yesterday. My father, Edward Paciaroni lived a life impossible to describe in a few words. A bit of a renaissance man; he worked as a meteorologist, manufacturers sales rep, theologian, Master Woodworker, and a fine arts painter. He implemented his ever increasing list of ambitions with a quiet dignity and grace. From his education to his list of careers, from his skill with every kind of tool that could fashion wood, paper, canvas, or the clouds, my Dad engaged with the world as a man of many talents who would be its master. 

Self-made and self-reliant, Dad aimed to fulfill every obligation he undertook. His word was his bond, and everyone knew it. I never heard him utter a lie, nor intentionally deceive. 

Listing just a handful of things he taught me were the importance of love, integrity, generosity, the art of dry humor, and that the best restaurants are in the worst neighborhoods. He also taught me that life is precious, kindness and humor are invaluable yet free, and to follow your ambitions under any and all circumstances. 

His character is the foundation of my conscience and I am honored to have called him my Dad.

Farewell, Pop. You did good. You did real good.

Bolder Boulder 10k by Jon Paciaroni

Had a great time shooting the Bolder Boulder on Memorial Day Weekend. Amazing to watch 50k lace up for a 10k race.  Including eight athletes that will go on to compete in the Rio Summer Olympics. The 10K is known as the fifth largest race in the nation.

The light at the end.  The first wave of finishers.

The light at the end.  The first wave of finishers.

When 50k show up for a 10k. Full house at the University of Colorado's Folsom Field.

When 50k show up for a 10k. Full house at the University of Colorado's Folsom Field.

Patriotic para-jumpers kept the Memorial Day crowds mesmerized along with a fighter jet flyover by the Air Force. 

Patriotic para-jumpers kept the Memorial Day crowds mesmerized along with a fighter jet flyover by the Air Force. 

Flipped finish line perspective.

Flipped finish line perspective.

Obligatory finish line selfie with the race officials.  

Obligatory finish line selfie with the race officials.  

Moonrise Over Arapahoe Basin by Jon Paciaroni

One of my favorite drives is Colorado Hwy 6.  Currently it’s the highest highway in North America sitting at an elevation of 12,800 ft. It’s also the fault line of the Continental Divide.

I was lucky with this 6 minute exposure having two cars pass in opposite directions just minutes before the moon crested the horizon. Which would create a nasty lens flare and blown out the image.

Moto Photos by Jon Paciaroni

It's been an extended winter and we're getting excited for spring around here.  We decided to adhere to the calm before the storm and sneak in a few vintage motorcycle shots before the blizzard hit. And it hit hard, over 2 feet of snow just a few days after this shoot. Time to head back for the hills.

Model: Abella Harlow

Denver, Colorado