Jansport Outdoor Lifestyle Shoot

A bit over a year ago I did a lifestyle shoot for Jansport’s outdoor line of backpacks. I finally made it through the 8000 images I took over two days and edited a few to add to my portfolio. It was such a fun crew to work with at a beautiful location (Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, CA). I hope you enjoy.

This couple was making out on the beach behind the shoot. Anthony thought it pretty funny. 

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Exploring the Bay Area – Playing with a 5D Mk III

At the beginning of April I flew out to California to do a shoot with Jansport. I had been having trouble with the LCD screen on my Canon 5D Mk II (2) not being visible in direct sunlight, and since this was an outdoor shoot I figured I should have gear I could depend on. Luckily Borrow Lenses is based in the Bay and I was able to pick up a 5D Mk III (3) for rent the same day. 
After picking up the camera I decided to drive to Half Moon Bay and take the 1 back to Marin county, where I was staying. If you haven’t done this drive, it’s spectacular. Even crossing over the pass from the East side of the peninsula is incredible. 
I stopped at a beach with a lot of surfers playing around in the waves and decided to take the new camera for a test drive. It’s always good to familiarize yourself with new equipment before a shoot (I learned that the hard way). 

There was a halfpipe set up just across the street and several kids were rocking it.

“Dog is my co-pilot”

Por mi madre

Loved this coastline! 

I met an awesome trio from Germany traveling around the west coast in an Escape Camper Van. Shared a few beers and laughs and wished them well on their travels.

Click HERE to see this larger. Panorama of San Francisco as seen from Treasure Island

 After my shoot I took several days to hang out with friends and explore. I met Anthony a couple weeks before while climbing in Indian Creek. He took me mountain biking on Mt. Tamalpais. It was awesome! Go say high to him at the Sports Basement! 

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I really loved the Bay area. Marin County was incredibly beautiful and I would love to live there! The weather was incredible while I was there and I was happy to get to see all my friends. If it weren’t for the damn traffic it might be almost paradise. 

I Love the Climbing Community

Being stupidly busy is a two tailed monster. I’m excited to be working with Zeal Optics and happy to have a steady flow of work to do, but I don’t have time to do the things I normally do, such as update my blog.

I’ve been shooting and traveling a lot since my last post. I went to Indian Creek for the first time with some good friends a few weeks ago. It was my first time climbing in the desert and it was amazing, but that’s not what this post is about.

I love being a part of something bigger than myself. It’s how we survive as humans, and it’s how I succeed as a creative. Without others my work would have no meaning. The climbing community is an amazing tool that spans every continent and country. As soon as you reach a new place, search out the climbing community and you’re guaranteed to meet fantastic and interesting people. It’s how I’ve made friends wherever I’ve gone, whether it’s Mumbai or Boulder.

Every trip you take, take time to meet the community around you because they are an incredible resource. Back to Indian Creek: while climbing at Donley Wall I met Anthony Biollato from San Francisco. We chatted for a while and later he climbed the stout 5.10c Elephant Man that I was posted above while shooting a friend on Chocolate Corner.

We exchanged contact info and a week and half later I hit him up when I was in the Bay shooting for Jansport. Anthony hooked me up with a mountain bike and we had an awesome day with some other friends riding Tamarancho on Mt Tamalpias. Such a perfect way to round out a great week in the Bay area.

Being an extravert I take a lot of joy in meeting new people wherever I go, and love that ever expanding network. I get to enjoy amazing places with a lot of great people. Anthony is definitely great people.