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.
Reflective perspective of the aptly named Castle Mountain. No dragons slain, but I did manage to catch a few decent sized trout.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
And as always thank you all for your kindness and support!
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.
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.
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.
I may be married to Colorado, but North Carolina is my new mistress. Such mysterious and foreign landscapes. Here's a few snaps from last weeks deciduous daydreams in Appalachia.
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!
I had no luck catching any meteors a few weeks ago during the Perseid showers. However, I did find an opening in the trees presenting a nice clean angle on the Milky Way with a nearby road sign which seemed to be mocking my presence.
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.
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.
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.
A brief visit with the longest living of the tree species, the Bristlecone pine. These trees can survive over 5000 years and they not only survive, but thrive in harsh conditions. This little guy was just a baby; a baby that demanded respect.
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.
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.
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
My photo agent Auroraphotos.com just put out this nifty art buyer catalogue of outdoor imagery which features one of my split mirror images from Denver (page 34-35). Big thanks to Jose Azel and Larry Westler for sneaking me in! Check it out!
Winter is finally in full swing here in Colorado. This was a double exposure (2- 30 second exposures overlayed in camera) from the big bend atop Loveland Pass near Arapahoe Basin.
Just found out about an editorial publish with TIME Magazine from last week. An interesting read in regards to how much tax revenue the cannabis industry has brought to the state. And I even got myself a little caption action.