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18 from '18 - My Favorite Images

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This has been an exciting year for me, full of adventure and photography.  It was also a life changing one, having retired from a career of 25 years filing insurance paperwork for auto collisions.  I never really saw my 'calling' in that industry, it always felt like a means to an end. I always saw myself as an artist, a writer, or a traveler.  Now that I'm here I can dedicate more of my time to those endeavors.  I don't really have a plan yet, I just closed my eyes and stepped off into the precipice.


If asked what is my all time favorite image I've made, or where was my favorite place was, I'd have to answer "The one I haven't taken or visited yet." That feeling of anticipation and the joy of discovery are the real reasons I love photography, and travel.  There is no feeling like gazing at a beautiful rainbow, or studying the delicate structure of ice, and having the freedom to do so.



I started my year of image making in the spring.  I had the f…

Has photography turned into destructive Instagratography?

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I love the outdoors, and beautiful landscapes.  I also love photographing and sharing them.  But what have I done? Lately there have been many articles about how landscape photography has morphed into an obsessive destructive past time. Posting images online and revealing their locations have brought a flood of "me too's",  resulting in an ever increasing visitation and copycatting conundrum.

   Time was that early photographers shared their work with publications and politicians to affect a change in perception and policy.  Works from Ansel Adams, Phillip Hyde, and Katie Lee come to mind. Adams once wrote: “Wilderness is rapidly becoming one of those aspects of the American dream which is more of the past than of the present."  A sentiment shared by many, and dating back to even the earliest days of this country. John Muir wrote around the turn of the century: "The battle for conservation must go on endlessly. It is part of the universal warfare between right…

Alpine Imaging at Long Line Pilates Open Studio

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Have you ever wanted to see what Wade and Kristi are up to?  We are both proud of our accomplishments and would like to share our passions with you.  This is why we decided to create an event that does just that.  It's been two years since I've had an event showcasing my work. Kristi is even more shy, as she hasn't ever had an Open Studio event.  She is an incredible teacher, and her clients are some of the most loyal I've ever seen.  Somehow art and exercise just go together. Get a jump on your New Years Resolution, or holiday gift giving and join us at Long Line Pilates for an Open Studio and Exhibit reception. 


Canvas wraps, Metal Prints, Framed Prints, Matted Prints are all for your perusal. Elevate your life with emotive art.  Try out the Reformer, hop on the Cadillac, stretch your back on the Ladder Barrel.   You might just discover some endorphins you never knew you had.  You'll love you for it.