Only the Wild Ones…

 

I am officially a little overwhelmed.

Doesn’t happen often, but i figure i should admit it and welcome it. It is a sign of good things, more work coming in, bigger responsibilities, more goals coming to fruition, and a uncomfortable push but a welcome challenge.

The plane is cruising and it’s time to jump… Feel the rush, welcome the pull, go with the wind, love the leaving of comfort to join the adventure.

Here we go.

Video credit: Dispatch


Inspiration: After Glow

I find a great deal of inspiration in nature and in anything that will take me out of my comfort zone and challenge me, whether that is becoming a better cook, a better designer, a better uncle and brother, or simply a better human.

When I see videos like this it makes me driven to push my craft as well as myself in so many ways. Through no small feat, Philips and Sweetgrass Productions shot nearly all of this video at night and brought an incredibly new and powerful perspective to a sport known for doing some extreme things.

Filmed in the Alaskan wilderness I find myself driven to get back out on the trail, explore more land, and get a couple more miles under my feet.

Enjoy

Full video can be seen here: Afterglow

Video credit: Sweetgrass Productions – check there site here.

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Inspiration: Move or Be Moved.

“Struggles and criticisms are the prerequisites for greatness.”

There are many long nights, and even more stressful moments that go into pursuing a passion. The problems always have a solution, sometimes it is easy, but more often than not, it is nothing but sheer hard work that brings you to completion.

If i have learned anything from this grind it is not that finding the best solution is the goal, but finding joy in the getting there that is rewarding. The road makes each step no matter how hard or painful, lonely or dark, long or short, have meaning and ultimately value.

Here’s to the next road, may it teach me even more than the last.

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Video credit: Prince Ea, Prince EA’s Youtube

Photo credit: Custer Creative


Artists of the Week: Dispatch

Dispatch: a Boston, Mass. based band is something of a great inspiration for me.

Their story of growing up from the grassroots, to how they reach out globally through multiple benefit concerts, one even selling out Madison Square Garden multiple times, makes everything I try to achieve more possible.

Give them a listen, and if you’re interested, they will be touring for this first time in years this year starting at Red Rocks in Colorado.

Move or be Moved.

Tour Info and website: http://dispatchmusic.com


Inspiration: Icons by Andrea Minini

There is a part of me that has always loved logo and icon design.  The more simple and the more powerful the more I can’t help but help think to myself…  That is amazing.  Here Andrea captures predator/prey relations in a totally gripping way.  Enjoy.

Here is their website: https://www.behance.net/gallery/23122839/Predators-and-Preys


Artist of the Week: Dan Mountford

        

Dan Mountford is a guy I have recently discovered through this series of double exposure prints.  The photography is simply stunning and really inspires me to want to explore traditional photography print development a lot more.  Have a looksie!

http://cargocollective.com/danmountford

https://www.facebook.com/danmountforddesign

All Images the property of Dan Mountford


Getting at It!

Some recent work from the last couple months.  Please enjoy.