Sochi 2014: Mo Moguls No Problems

Ville Miettunen (FIN) prior to the men’s moguls qualification during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Today was a pretty unremarkable day for me at the Winter Olympics, at least photo wise. I covered the men’s moguls qualification and final rounds up at the Extreme Park, and while I thought I did a solid job of covering the event, I didn’t make any artistic photos that I was happy with. I was in good spirits today, however, and enjoyed what would be considered a balmy evening by Chicago standards.

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Posted in Large Format Film, Photography, Photojournalism, Sochi Winter Olympics, Sports, Travel on February 10th, 2014. Comments Off.

Pushing Fronts: 2013 Retrospective

The sun sets over the Riggin Barn on E. Riggin Road in Muncie, Ind., after severe thunderstorms inundated the area, Sunday, November 17, 2013. The outbreak of unseasonable thunderstorms spawned several tornados throughout the state of Indiana, including one in nearby Kokomo.

On the eve of my birthday (or “Guy Eve” as the day has become colloquially known in my inner circles), my mother was kind enough to bake me a birthday cake (a day early, since I’ll be spending my actual birthday jetting across the country for lighting work). The finished cake, sitting proudly on the kitchen table, was topped with two candles in the shape of a three and two. 3-2. Thirty-two.

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Lighting Aviation History


A B-17G Flying Fortress sits on the ramp at Porter County Regional Airport in Valparaiso, Ind., Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The World War II era aircraft, built in 1945, currently tours the country as part of the nonprofit Collings Foundation. Three 600 watt strobes were used to light the aircraft.

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Posted in Aviation, Large Format Film, Lighting Design, Photography on August 2nd, 2013. Comments Off.

Antique Character

A weathered barn stands on a roadside in rural Wears Valley, Tenn., Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Last week, I was able to spend some much needed vacation time road tripping through the Great Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virgina. It’s an area of the United States I’ve never visited, and not hearing a whole lot about it, I didn’t expect much. I was pleasantly surprised with landscapes that took my breath away, rivaling ones I’ve enjoyed while visiting the desert southwest. I can’t recall ever seeing three rainbows in just as many days, but “The Smokies” offer these kinds of visuals as common fare, so long as you’re willing to venture away from the tourist-clogged city areas and explore.

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Posted in Large Format Film, Photography, Travel on July 27th, 2013. Comments Off.