Tuesday, December 13, 2011


  • Working on cutting together some footage of Molly Semenik.  Fishing with mice on DePuy's spring creek in December.  Here's a few stills from the shoot. 

Monday, December 5, 2011


Shot some beautiful drake mallards and a teal on the Bitterroot River last weekend. These macro images turned out pretty wild. 
I am thrilled 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Saw - Whet Owls

I was graced with the pleasure to go trap owls. 

I had no idea what to expect, but I had pictured giant raptor-like birds that would tear my head off if I got too close or looked them in the eyes. 

Instead, I was met by a group of field biologists living out their dreams of one on one contact with owls. Their home, a hillside cabin in the Bitterroot Valley, and working out of small campers on different trapping sites. A site on the river bottom, one far up on a ridge. 

Our field guide Madi Mcconnell brought us to the ridge site. With few owls trapped in this area recently we were hopeful to catch just one Saw-whet.  

We caught 9.  

I can't thank her enough for showing me something I will remember forever. What a beautiful bird, and an even more memorable experience.

Madi Mcconnell:

Northern saw-whet owls are a small cavity nesting owl inhabiting mixed coniferous and deciduous woods. They hunt at night for insects and small mammals. Their range is widespread throughout North America encompassing nearly all of the lower 48, the south half of Canada's southern provinces, the west coast into southern Alaska, and the Cordillera through Mexico. 

Because of the saw-whet's nocturnal nature, they are not commonly seen, and little is known about their migratory behavior. However in the fall, these birds may be migrating through the Bitterroot more commonly than expected. Many northern saw-whets will very likely even choose the Bitterroot as their overwintering grounds. A very successful trapping season has excited a lot of interest in this little known phenomenon of nocturnal owl migration, and we hope to learn a lot more about this fascinating and lovable little bird through recaptures and tracking in years to come.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Windshield Time

Time flies so fast sometimes I have a hard time remembering where I've been and what I've been doing.  It feels good to stop and take a moment to breath.  My life's been crazy in the past six months. Lots of windshield time, lots of time on airplanes. Lots of nights in random hotel rooms, but I'm still breathing.

Spring in Montana, South Dakota, Chicago, California, Mexico, Oregon, Wisconsin.  The summer fishing season had a late start so I did what I could. Played music, spent time with good family, friends, and made time for R & D with new friends.

Please leave comments and enjoy. 



Bike days

Bend, OR

Had the pleasure to hang out with RA Beattie in Bend, Oregon in the spring. 
We photographed a guitar for Bob Dylan and put together some other images and video clips for Breedlove Guitar Company. When we were done working, we headed out to learn a bit about the Metolius River. Beautiful place. 

Cali and Dakota

Fishing with Juan in Wisconsin

Home to Chicago

Casa Blanca in Yucatan, Mexico

Guide Season
It was a good one. Met some pretty outstanding people. Well see what happens next year.  

The Fall should be a riot.  In Chicago for a few more days then heading back West to start some film projects and hunt and fish for myself.  Hope to see you there.  Check back for updates and current works