Arizona Desert

2/22/19 - Rain has washed over the desert here in Arizona. It will be short lived… but, the landscapes are alive with a green that can’t possibly last. The earth, covered with sand and clay, soaks up the rain as soon as it lands pulling it down deep inside the ground leaving the roots of the desert vegetation grasping for a final drink before the intense summer heat arrives in a few weeks.  

For now, though, it’s alive with new smells that change every few feet as you walk. Colors are present that feel all at once foreign and perfectly at home, they dot the hillsides making mosaics fitting of Spanish tiles.

It’s a desolate and beautiful place.  As an urban dweller its so easy to forget the scale of places like this. Once you dip out of sight of the suburbs it feels endless, like staring off into the ocean and seeing nothing but the horizon.  It seems you could walk in any direction and find nothing for days.

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On the road. BTS of the LIOTR stampede.

Maybe it’s because working production is some consuming for those involved, but sometimes its seems like the better story of a project is whats happening off the camera.

In August, we set out on a 14-day road trip from Boulder, CO to Boise, ID through the American West. Our objective was to film the bicycles riders from Leave it on the Road, a group formed to raise money to help end cancer, with the wide open spaces of the high planes as their back drop.

Our crew of 5 learn to love and hate one another. The project ran on and on… but somehow finished all to early.

Rider-First Engineering - 2018 Venge Introduction

At the 2018 Tour de France, 6 different companies introduced new aerodynamic road bikes. Not to be a cynic, but all of the bikes... including the Specialized Venge, could easily be confused by someone who was not a diehard cycling enthusiast. 

Understanding that reality, our focus was on creating content that an average cyclist coming to the could engage with regardless of their intent to purchase a high-tech road race bike.  We produced 3 videos attempting to explain the 3 primary features of the new bike's core values. 

  • Great handling through Rider First Engineering

  • Class-leading aerodynamics via a new computer algorithm.

  • Complete component integration easier than ever before.

Video directed by Jared Eberhardt

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Camping in Tahoe

No better time of year than fall to get the truck out on the road and find some new places.  Good views from up on Mt. Watson overlooking Lake Tahoe down below. 

I recently went to Australia

Admittedly... I went to Australia for work so it didn't leave much time for exploration.  With that said, I climbed a mountain on Hamilton Island and saw a million people playing PokemonGO at the Sydney Opera house.

Thanks Australia, next time... i'm holding a fuckin' koala. 

Tao in the tunnel.

Tao Geoghegan Hart is going to be a force in the pro peloton in the next 5 years.  

After turning down a contract with Team SKY for the 2016 season, Tao will be racing on AXEON Hagens Berman.  A USA based development squad run by Axle Merckx. 

last month, he spent time with un in Morgan Hill, California testing in the Specialized Wind Tunnel ahead of the coming race season.  

The Fisherman

I often feel like photographing public candids is essentially the same thing as staring in "The Most Dangerous Game." I spent 20min wandering around the beach... humming the mission impossible theme to myself trying to capture a few shots of a fisherman.  

Funny thing... while he actually had no idea what i was doing... a surprise turn of events happened and the same man i'd been hunting for sport addressed me and asked "would you mind taking my picture?"  Perfect! Thank you world for aligning and making me feel far less creepy. "i'll do you one better, how about i shoot with my camera and I'll send you a few shots after?"