The People of Bonnaroo

Last week I made the journey across the country to the town of Manchester, Tennesse. Once a year it's population explodes, a population of, well, interesting people. Every year the Bonnaroo music festival brings in some amazing musical acts like Radiohead and the Avett Brothers, and some 80,000 fans withstand the heat of humidity for four days to enjoy the spectacle. 

I had never really considered going before, but when a friend was going to volunteer, it sounded like a swell idea. Free ticket. A little bit of manual labor. (long story, but didn't really work but still got free ticket.) 

The festival has a rule that no one can bring in professional photography equipment into "Centeroo," where the bands play. So I decided that I wanted to do a portrait series of all the people around me in the campgrounds. I got a few no's, but people were generally up for it. 

I used a white reflector for a background and my speedlite with the Lumiquest LTp softbox for my light source. It worked out beautifully (though the softbox is starting to sag a bit. I need a way to keep it upright on my flash so it doesn't look so sad.) 


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Greg really didn't know what was going on.

Railroad Ryan. Or Captain Jack according to Anna Lea. 

Mike. Mike is awesome. And knows how to camp at festivals. 


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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