Thursday, December 10, 2009


so i dont typically like to put full length video's on here but i was so syked on the nike video "debacle" that i went for it. this made me want to go skate so bad. but right now were plagued with another snow storm in the forcast so that probably wont be happening anytime soon. but maybe ill make a trip down to the bay one of these days. for another good old skate session. some day id love to shoot the photos for a video like this. and i gotta let you know i also dont typically like to advertise for huge corporations like nike but this video killed it. so watch and enjoy. its only 20 min anyway

Nike Debacle from mike on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


40’s Girls and Ollie’s
F.g.o. has been a major part of my life since I was eleven years old. F.g.o. is what we called the skate park where we all used to meet before and after school from 6th to 12th grade. F.g.o. is a second family to me. We all look out for each other any way we possibly can and we all make sure we don’t screw up too bad. We all have our own personalities and we all love each other because of that. Yet we all have one thing in common. We love to skateboard. There is something about the culture and people you encounter that will change your life forever. There is something about the countless nagging of your parents to do something productive, and the constant pressure of drugs and violence that make you who you are. Fgo stands for (40’s Girls and Ollies) because those are the things that we all have in common. We love to drink, we love girls, and we love skating. I have been wanting to do this project ever since I started taking pictures. There is something about your high school friends that will never leave you. And for me that is FGO (besides the fact its tattooed on new) my friend have taught me more than I could ever learn from my school. They have showed me how corrupted society can be and how amazing the world is. I hope you get the chance to experience what these people mean to me though my photos. This is where I come from and how i became who I am

Thursday, December 3, 2009

a couple old ones

heres a couple photos from i think halloween that i never editied jesse was a no lander and jons arm is blown out but i still like them so deal with it.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

end of my essay

so iv been editing and printing lately but not realyl taking photos school and work have completely taken over my life i havn't even gotten to ride yet. but i just wrote this essay and im pretty syked on the conclusion of it. the essay is about consumerism in the 1960's and today. so let me know what you think.

With all of these pressing issues in the 1960’s it is amazing how far we have come, with people such as the housewives and the black panthers pushing through the crowd for us. It just goes to prove no one is going to sit and revolutionize the world for you, you have to find the problem, isolate it and do whatever is necessary to fix it. Whether that be, stepping out of the suburbs, or bombing police stations. The world needed to change in the 1960’s and the world needs to change today. In the 1960’s the world was controlled by the government and the white men who ran it, and supported it. Today the world is controlled by consumerism and the ever-growing corporation. The corporations of today run the government. They control what you eat, what you watch, what you hear, and what you feel. The people who are making your depression medications are the same people who produce your vegetables. And the people who package your potato chips decide whether or not we have a national health care system. The world is corrupted by corporations and government, and the only way to fix it is through revolution, and this revolution will be different than any other. This one means more work, more sweat, more blood, and probably more violence. We’re going to have to start growing our own food, creating our own entertainment, and finding ways to make ourselves happy without pills or drinks, and if we succeed this revolution will benefit everyone in the world. You will be forced to step out of your comfort zone just like the housewives of the 1960’s, and do things for yourself for once in your life. Not because your boss asked you to, not because the TV told you to, and not because the medication your taking made you think you had to. It’s going to happen because you want it, and because you want your life back.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

yet another weekend in the bay

so once again in drove down to the bay. although this time it was for my mothers birthday. i still managed to get some skating in. well no tmuch skating because of my ankle but a couple photos from the weekend.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

stoke of the day!

so i entered thrashers stoke of the day and they gave it to me check it out. im syked

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

treno skatz with the visco and hatrick!

so we ditched class and decided to go skate instead! that was last thursday. we did it again today and i rolled my ankle and missed my class after but im back on my feet( well on crutches) and here are a couple of photos from last thursday.

Monday, November 9, 2009

yosemite national park

me and alex just decided to get up and go to yosemite we didnt bring anything. no water no blankets, no tent, nothing. just our skateboards and the clothes on our back. well we wernt expecting to spend the night but things go the way they go. we didnt end up getting there until sunset so naturally we decided it would be a great idea to spend the night there.

so we went to the general store got some food only th essentials(ie. bread, peanutbutter, a cucumber, a head of broccoli, a six pack of anchor steam and a fifth of whiskey). then we made a sign that said "spare blanket?" sat on the corner and aquired two wool blankets, a down throw blanket, and a 0 degree sleeping bag. crashed in the back of alex's car at camp 4 woke up to someone flashing their light into his car while we were sleeping, freaked out drove to the halfdome trailhead and finished the night. woke up drove to glacier point hung our fleet off the edge of a 2000foot cliff,

then walked into the forrest and sat for 2 hours

headed back down to the valley returned the sleeping bag. and drove home.

stopped at some hot sprngs in a little place called bridgeport ca. and then finished out journey all the way back to tahoe. it was an adventure, it was cold, and unexpected but none the less totally awesome and would most definatly do it again in a heart beat.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

sneek peek

halloween was good skating was better. heres whats to come

Thursday, October 29, 2009

another school project

so we had to take 40 pictures of fill and balance flash showin what the flash actually did and it was suspossed to be kinda dumb but i liked the way these came out.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sanders McNew

so i was looking on model mayhem and came across a photographer am really syked on his concept was taking the naked portrait. and he did it incredibly well. it reminds me ov avedon but almost in a better way.

if you like there are plenty more on his site

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

colors of fall

so as i was walking to my humanities class today i finalyl noticed how it was finally fall. the colors were awesome. for some reason i felt as if we skipped fall this year in truckee. which is kinda a bummer. but hey its currently snowing on donner summit so maybe we can finally expect a good winter.

Monday, October 12, 2009

kills cops

this is why i always say it

Sunday, October 11, 2009

jibassic pro invitational

so this weekend boreal decided to have its earliest open ever october 9th this si only 1 week after colorado( famous for being the first open) decided to open. so me an pat headed up i comped a free ticket by saying i was shooting for smokin snowboards so i actually tryed to do so. so here are the photos that came out . sorry if the editing is kinda off my computer dosnt have a display right now so im trying to edit on a tv.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


i havn't been taking photos lately but that should change soon hopefully. about to get some new equipment so ill be syked again! oh and it was quite an epic weekend to say the least i just hope i can catch back up on my homework.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

jess and mike

this is going somewhere and id like to get on the train! keep shreadin! this is the kind of edit that makes me want to go skate and take photos. love you guy's

Thursday, September 24, 2009

model mayhem, and studio work

so ever since i started this studio lighting class i have been pretty upidy about this website called model mayhem. its basically a website similar to facebook/myspace. where models, makeup artist, photographers, photoshop people, and hair stylists, create accounts and set meet times to do photo shoots some of it is done for free and others are done for money. just depends on the situation. if your interested in my account its right here. but i recently came across one of there photos of the day that i kinda fell in love with so im gonna put it up for you.

if your interested in any of her other work here is her flickr page as well. im pretty much about as envyous as you can be of it all right now. model and photographer!
but i have been shooting my own studio stuff as well but i still have quite a ways to go buthere are a few of pat we did on monday.

as iyou can see i still have a ways to go but i think some turned out alright. but im learning so if you got any hints or help feel free as always.