COMMERCIAL AD | THOMAS & THOMAS FLY RODS

CAMILLE EGDORF + THOMAS & THOMAS FLY RODS
Rocky Mountains, Montana

We were commissioned by Thomas & Thomas Fly Rod Company to create a portrait fly fishing Ad. The idea of the image was to showcase a Western fly fishing theme. We hitched up the drift boat, called the talent, and decided on a location. This was easier said than done.

We had the boat and an amazing angler, Camille Egdorf, but mother nature threw us a curveball, wildfires. The hard part was finding a location. The smoke was so thick you couldn’t see the mountains and the river in the same frame. Everywhere had a hazy look and feel. We had to re-schedule, schedule, re-schedule again, then re-schedule and repeat. Our deliverable deadline was fast approaching. Weather stations were constantly being checked. We really needed what some might call a fly casters adversary, wind. We needed some wind to blow the smoke out of the valleys. To make matters even more difficult, we needed wind from a very specific direction. The entire West was on fire, we needed the jet stream to shift the wind direction from blowing smoke into the state to blowing the smoke out. We needed a miracle.

In the 11th hour, we found one lone random location with what we call a “sucker hole”— a tiny spot where it’s clear amongst the clouds, or in this case, the smoky haze. With the right lens and distance from the subject, we shifted our composition to fit within the only clear spot in the entire valley. We were able to create a great image, meet the deadline, and get to print. Miracles do happen!

+ Thomas & Thomas: https://thomasandthomas.com/

+ Camille Egdorf: https://www.instagram.com/camillegdorf/



 

PATAGONIA | WORKWEAR CATALOG, FALL 2018

PATAGONIA WORKWEAR
Gallatin Canyon, Montana

This past fall I headed over to my buddy Eric Paulson’s house to capture some images of him bucking hay bales. Every year Eric has to make hay while the sun shines to get ready for winter so I figured it was a great time to photograph some real authentic moments. Between guiding and skiing, the swing months are packed with chores. Eric is no stranger to hard work, it’s just another day in paradise for him. Little did I know his hard work was going to pay off in more ways than one. It’s great to see this moment made it into the Fall 2018 Patagonia Workwear catalog.

Patagonia Workwear Gear Guide, October 2018
+ https://issuu.com/thecleanestline/docs/patagonia_october_2018_gear_guide
+ https://www.patagonia.com/workwear.html

Patagonia Ambassador Eric Paulson: http://www.ericpaulsonoutfitter.com/index.html 


 

 

EDITORIAL | AMERICAN ANGLER MAG | MAY ’17 ISSUE

EDITORIAL | AMERICAN ANGLER MAGAZINE
May/June 2017

It’s great to see this image in print. Big thanks to Rick Matney for always getting it done in clutch situations.

Don’t have a copy of the new mag? Head down to your local shop and grab a copy, or better yet, get a yearly subscription and never miss an issue …. support print magazines!

+ American Angler Magazine –  http://www.americanangler.com/


 

FINDING FONTINALIS | NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE


Download on Vimeo On Demand
Cinema Digital Productions / Documentary 

Finding Fontinals is now available for purchase! You can now enjoy the highly anticipated full-length feature film at your leisure. Order a copy today!

“An old gaucho’s tale inspired the search for a new world-record brook trout; but the water, landscape and the culture surrounding it became the impetus to conserve and protect it all. Finding Fontinalis features magnificent hook jawed brook trout and incredible jaw dropping landscapes. Finding Fontinalis is the new film from Patagonia and acclaimed fly fishing filmmaker Travis Lowe, starring Agustin Fox and Bart Bonime with Bryan Gregson and featuring iconic environmentalist Yvon Chouinard. “

“an intriguing and engaging story…”
TOM BIE – THE DRAKE MAGAZINE

“a beautiful and important film which should resonate with everyone who loves the outdoors”

HUEY LEWIS – ROCK ICON

“The film is incredible. This is the kind of story-telling that all fly-fishing film should aspire to”.

ROSS PURNELL – FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE

“An exemplary piece of fly fishing cinema…”

STEVE DUDA – THE FLYFISH JOURNAL

+ Finding Fontinalis: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/findingfontinalis


Finding Fontinalis from Cinema Digital Productions on Vimeo.


EDITORIAL | DRAKE MAGAZINE SPRING 2017


Spring Issue 2017, Volume 19.1

The new Spring issue of the Drake Magazine jsut hit the fly shops. This issue is not to be overlooked; it’s chock-full of original content from great writers and skilled photographers. It’s always a pleasure to see those images on paper and relive those moments again.

Its always an honor to see your name in the contributors section. But it takes a real team effort to create images and photograph dreams. Big thanks to my team and all those anglers, editors, lodges, guides, booking agents and supporters who help make these images come to life.

Head on down to your local shop and grab yourself a print copy or order a dual subscription and get it on your iPad, you won’t be disappointed and won’t ever miss an issue.

+ The Drake Magazine: http://www.drakemag.com/




PICTURED HERE - Miles LaRos: Sportsmans Lodge,
Matt Clawson and Jake Wells: Big Horn River Lodge,
William Bland: Fly Castaway - Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures


FINDING FONTINALIS | 40th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL

The Roxy Theater || Missoula, Montana
April 15, 2017

I’m very pleased our little film was selected, and played, at the 40th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival yesterday at The Roxy Theater in Missoula, Montana! The IWFF is an annual wildlife and conservation themed film festival held each April. The event draws in hundreds of filmmakers, scientists, conservationists and enthusiasts. Housed at The Roxy Theater, Missoula’s historic independent arthouse theater. This international event is one of the largest and most diverse audiences in the region, with 6,000 attendees and 2,000 students.

It’s an honor to be among the other great films and film makers, its a stacked line-up. Great job team!

+ International Wildlife Film Festival: http://wildlifefilms.org/
+ The Roxy Theater: http://www.theroxytheater.org/
+ Finding Fontinalis: http://www.findingfontinalis.com/




 

FINDING FONTINALIS: FEATURE-LENGTH RELEASE

Patagonia and friends release feature-length film, Finding Fontinalis, for local grassroots fundraising efforts: Conservation message at the heart of inspirational documentary about one of the oldest fishing world records on the books.

 

 

VENTURA, California, (February 20, 2017)—Patagonia and co-sponsors Far Bank Enterprises, Yeti and Costa today announced the release of the feature-length downloadable version of Finding Fontinalis. A 70-minute feature film by Travis Lowe, Finding Fontinalis explores how the search for a new world record brook trout in Argentina ultimately leads the anglers involved on a mission to conserve and protect much more than just the fish itself.

Shot over a nearly four-year span on location in Canada, Argentina, Montana, California and Florida, Finding Fontinalis is the brainchild of angler and filmmaker Travis Lowe. A short festival-length cut was first released to great audience acclaim at fly fishing film tour screenings in the spring of 2016; the full-length feature now brings the incredible full story and its accessible conservation message to a broader audience.

The film is available to be screened in local markets globally to fly fishing dealers, grassroots conservation groups, and individuals.

Finding Fontinalis —Film Background

In the summer of 1915, John William Cook disappeared into the vast boreal forests of northern Ontario, emerging seven days later with a 14.5-pound brook trout from the Nipigon River—the largest the world had ever seen. But the record was almost immediately embroiled in controversy: Some said Cook didn’t take the fish on the fly, some said it was one of Cook’s native guides who caught the fish, some even said it was no brook trout at all. Nevertheless, the record persisted.

One hundred years later, three anglers—fueled by an old gaucho’s tale that told of “el lugar con el pescado rojo grande,” the place with the big red fish—descend upon the Chubut province of Argentina in search of giant brook trout that are no longer found in their native North American range due to habitat loss and degradation.

Photographer Bryan Gregson; Patagonia’s Director of Fishing Bart Bonime; and environmentalist, angler, and founder of Patagonia Yvon Chouinard follow Agustin Fox, the charismatic and hardworking owner of Las Pampas Lodge, into an uncharted watershed to chase down the rumors. It is there that Fox shares his vision for something much greater than a new world record: the protection of not only the fish but the land, water and culture that surround it.

For screening information please visit www.findingfontinalis.com

For more information, contact Travis Lowe: t-lowe@shaw.ca


 

FINDING FONTINALIS: IN THE PAPER, CAPITOL NEWS

CAPITOL NEWS KELOWNA BC | FINDING FONTINALIS
Travis Lowe Interview

Its really great to see these images from Finding Fontinalis make it onto the front page of the Capital Newspaper in the Kelowna, BC today. Filmmaker Travis Lowe talks film and conservation, it’s a great read.

+ Finding Fontinalis takes on conservation for Kelowna filmmaker: http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/396315881.htmlng

capital-news_finding-fontinalsi_10072016