NEW PRINTS | CHROME CHASERS LODGE: WRANGELL, ALASKA Wrangell, Alaska
Chrome Chasers Lodge in Wrangell, Alaska is has recently purchased a new building and remolding has already begun. Along with new countertops, flooring, paint and tile, the walls will have new prints for the upcoming 2015 season. The images chosen were selected from our catalog and advertisement production captured at the lodge last year for Hatch Outdoors. I’m pleased to have images hanging in the new place; they will compliment the new renovations nicely.
A SERIES OF BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS A few Black and White moments from my life on the road
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” ― Ted Grant
+Playa Blanca, Yucatan Johnny Pares spinning up some topwater bonefish flies.
+Skagit River, Washington Scott Wilson swinging for saltwater rainbows on an early foggy morning.
+Las Pampas, Argentina Argentine Gaucho, Jonathan Nunis, observes the outcome of his trusty calving rope work. Jonathan is one of the few old World gauchos, the last of his kind. It’s very much a fragile way of life in the new realm of technology, power and greed. I’ve never felt so humbled, so welcomed, so very small and insignificant in the big small world. It’s my hope their way of life continues forever.
+Casa Blanca, Yucatan A Yucatan Osprey heads to a palm tree with breakfast in its talons. I enjoyed watching the hunt and the feast, a day I won’t forget.
+Remote backcountry, Argentina Yvon Chouinard studying maps of the expedition in his tent. Andes Mountains, Argentina. This image represents my childhood dream and my childhood hero. A good role model and hero can make a difference, especially for the youngsters. It could be anyone really, a parent, a friend, someone who over came the odds, maybe a neighbor, perhaps a coach, an explorer, probably someone with a backbone that created positive change, it could be anyone with integrity, guts and bravery. These types follow their own quest, which is more often than not, the hard road. They fail but get back up and keep on going with their integrity and spine in tact, and they instill the seed of chance in others. Decades later I was the middle of the Andes Mountains gearing up for a big adventure. Ironically my childhood hero was also on the expedition team. I feel very fortunate to have captured this moment, for me it’s an internal lifetime accomplishment. It was also an inspiring moment, solidifying with certainty; the only limitations are those we put on ourselves. You can do anything you want to, you just have to actually want to do it. The champ is still going hard, still following his dreams, and still forging his own path. And its not everyday you get to bring your childhood hero on an expedition and take his picture when he’s not looking. Thirty-years later, I’m inspired once again.
HATCH OUTDOORS | NEW ANGLERS ANNUAL 2015 CATALOG Commercial Catalog
The new 2015 Hatch Angler’s Annual is out! I’m very happy to be a small part of the Hatch family, and to be able contribute ever year. Their support has been nothing short of amazing. Big thanks and big congrats on another great year! I’m certainly looking forward to this upcoming year. Trips are on the books and things are in the works.
Also, a huge thanks to all those that help make these images possible: friends, family, fellow photogs, guides, anglers, staff, transfer agents, translators, editors, pilots and taxi cab drivers.
GRANDE RONDE RIVER | DEC HOGAN Spey Casting Master
I had the opportunity to spend a few days making imagery for the Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures crew in Washington a few weeks ago. This trip Shaun lawson and I tagged along for Troy and Dec’s Spey class. I learned a lot, actually wish I’d had this instruction years ago!
Here Dec Hogan gets back in the game, tossing effortless bombs on the Grande Ronde, Washington.
DUAL COVERS | FRONT & BACK COVERS AMERICAN ANGLER Cover Published Editorial
The new September/October 2014 issue of American Angler Magazine is hot off the press and I’m deeply humbled and beyond thrilled to see my images on both the front and back cover!
It’s great to see this moment make print as it brings back such great memories of my adventures in both Argentina and Washington.
AMERICAN ANGLER MAGAZINE | GRANDE RONDE, WASHINGTON Published Editorial
A fun image from a wild week at Rick Matney’s annual, ol’ Steelhead camp on the ‘Ronde. I’m happy to see this entertaining moment made into print, July/August issue of American Angler Magazine. Head down to your local shop and grab your copy!
+ American Angler Magazine –http://www.americanangler.com/
The team finished up creating an ad campaign for Hatch Outdoors – Premium Fly Fishing Reels. Check out the latest motion + stills commercial advertisement campaign captured in the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska. Be sure to stay tuned for more upcoming media from this production.
Finally going through images. It has been a busy winter and spring around here. The travel season was truly amazing and a bit hectic, I feel very fortunate. This image is from an over night camp/float trip with the good folks over at The Confluence Fly Shop with Shaun Lawson and Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures this winter. I t was nothing short of a good time! Looking forward to returning one day.
Location: Skagit River, Washington Angler Scott Willison
Hatch Premium Fly Fishing Reels has just released an all-new 2013 marketing line-up! I’m excited to be a part of it all once again! The fellas over at Hatch have been beyond supportive in all my global adventures over the years. I couldn’t have done a lot of it without them.
Every year I’m lucky to be able to contribute to the campaign. From articles for the catalog to web images to advertisements. This year was no exception. From Utah to Alaska and Yucatan to Northern British Columbia, the explorations are inspiring to say the least! I was able to travel with some great folks on these excursions: Rich and Millie Paini, Zach Wheeler, Chris Andelin, Shaun Lawson, Dave Smith, and the list goes on and on. The comradely these adventures bring out creates lasting friendships and memories which are created last a lifetime.. and the bloopers are always shared when reunited. Each year’s gets better and each new year brings new explorations to places I have yet to visit and capture with my rod and camera… I’m looking forward to what 2013 brings.
If you haven’t got your hands on any Hatch products, I certainly suggest you do so! From reels to backing, they have you covered. Hatch makes equipment that can withstand abuse, hissy fits and when you get right down to it, it will last longer that you’ll be alive. And like any great company, they stand behind their American made products…besides; they are just really cool hard working guys..