explosive creativity

PUBLISHED: GVSA CALENDAR

Pretty stoked to share this today.  I just received a package in the mail from a buddy in Bozeman who has been working with the Gallatin Valley Skatepark Association (GVSA) for a while.  The GVSA is the organization trying to get a bigger, better, awesomer skatepark built in Bozeman. One of their fundraising efforts was has been to produce a 2011 calendar full of shots of (mostly) local skaters, bikers, shredders, skiers, etc. taken by (mostly) local photographers.  I was excited when Brian Koenig asked if I wanted to be involved, and I am even more excited to see the finished result. The GVSA used my shot of Kurt Scott riding the Montana sign in the Bitterroot Valley for September. I am proud to be amongst such other great photogs like Dan Armstrong, Derik Olsen, Reid Morth to name a few. I am perhaps even more proud to now be able to call Kurt by his rightful title...Mr. September.

THE INVITES

As I am learning these days, there is a lot that goes in to planning a wedding. Even a simple, "low-stress", low budget, just-wanna-have-fun-with-friends wedding. Recently however, in the sea of never-ending little details and expensive stuff, I had a few moments of downright awesomeness. I decided to forego the traditional invites you see in every magazine and do something a bit out of the ordinary. Hence, our wedding invites were printed on wood. No...scratch that...they were SCREEN-PRINTED on wood...that I cut out and sanded BY HAND. Damn!

With the guidance and brilliance of Aaron and Christian down at Garage T's, we pumped out 100+ totally custom wedding invites over the course of several hours. Of course, Quiet Riot and Coors helped out a bit too.

We haven't given out all the invites yet, so I can't reveal the finished version here, but this will give you all a darn good idea.