Gillian Grassie

It has been forever. Sorry guys, this last month has been busy. It seems that after a slow summer a lot of things are happening now. Fall has always been my favorite season. The temperature is getting cooler, and I feel like breaking out of the funk.

A couple of weeks ago my friend Gillian Grassie came to visit. She's a singer/songwriter/harpist that I met in Mumbai in 2009. She was travelling around the world studying the impact of technology in different music culture on the Watson Fellowship. She travelled with a full size celtic harp. I thought it was tough for me to travel with all my photo gear! After a broken harp case, getting robbed in Russia, and leaving her harp with friend's in Germany, she made it back to the States a year later. You should check out her music at She's recording a new album this winter, so be sure to check her out.

Gillian came to play a show in Bloomington as part of a short tour including Illinois, Minnesota, and Canada. I suggested that we throw together a shoot before her show, and she happily agreed.  We went to a factory I'd always been interested in exploring. It turned out to be a great location and exactly what I was looking for.

Since the shoot came about last minute I didn't have time to find an assistant. I ended up shooting the whole thing with two flashes, and I was the second light stand. I would set up the shot, fix the focus, press the shutter with the camera set to 10 second timer, then run around like a madman after each shot to light something different. It was a fun experiment in seeing what I could achieve in a short amount of time by myself, but I would highly recommend using an assistant. Would make the jomucho más fácil. But it allowed me to put together this fun behind the scenes shot. 

I've got a lot of shoots I need to do this fall. I'm looking for athletes to photograph: runners, yoga, kayakers, sailers, wake boarders, mountain bikers and parkour. Well, basically any outdoor sports. If you have any suggestions for athletes, please let me know. Thanks!

D. Scott Clark

I've worked all over her globe with a diverse set of clients that offer a diverse set of challenges; every one of them a learning opportunity. Whether I'm hanging off a frozen waterfall shooting ice climbing or in a studio working with a model I am adapting, learning, and improving. I've created a mobile studio in the middle of a wild adventure race in southern Patagonia and fought with monkeys to keep my grapes in southern India. Whatever the challenge I will get the shot.

With my photography background firmly formed in the commercial advertising arena, I bring that attention to detail and technical process to adventure photography. And I've spent my entire life adventuring, so I can get any angle you can imagine.

I feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful place as Boulder, CO. When I'm not shooting for clients I'm out climbing rocks or frozen waterfalls, or cruising down in the backcountry on my skis.

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