Archive for April, 2011

Early morning light.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

The night before this shoot, Caroline Gleich and I decided that we wanted to get some Stand Up Paddle shots on the Great Salt Lake. The next morning I woke at 5:20am and looked at the skies. The skies didn’t look too promising, but we decided to go for it anyways.  We arrived at the lake at 6:00am, and here are the results.

This photo was taken 15 minutes after the sunrise. The sky was very moody and gave us great contrast. Notice the mountains in the background aren’t lit.



Composition is always hard when you are working with an animal, but Stoli hit the spot on this one. Throwing rocks for him to chase helps :)

The morning light giving Caroline’s face a nice warm tone.

The Great Salt Lake is Utah’s unloved ocean. On this early spring morning it smelled great and there were no brine flies. I’ve been in Utah for 20 years and finally got to appreciate its beauty.

An older blog on my photos of Chad’s Gap on ESPN.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Who knew that a couple mine tailing piles could be so fun?

A nice gallery of mine at

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

I would like to thank for the write up and gallery on me.

About Brent Benson: Photographer Brent Benson was one of the catalysts behind the monster gap craze that swept Utah in the late 90s, early 00s, launching the careers of pro skiers such as Sage Cattabriga-alosa, the Collins Brothers, and Jamie Pierre, and putting otherwise underground local Jedis such as Chad Zurinskas, Rick Roblewski and Chris Minneci in the skiing limelight. As such, he and Kris Ostness were often the only ones on scene to document the first time many of these behemoths were hit. In those days, the kicker was often destroyed as soon as the session ended to eliminate copy cats. We asked Brent to send us some of his best moments in monster gap history… And we’re happy that he kindly obliged. Enjoy.

A slideshow of my earlier work.

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

All these photos were scanned from slides.  Enjoy!