The last few months have kept me pretty busy with work. In October through the end of November, we put together our largest winter issue of Jackson Hole Magazine to date. Our team is getting tighter and stronger each issue. The amount of work our editors and contributors put into the stories is nuts. It’s hard to believe I’ve been with the magazine longer than I was in middle school and high school together now.
After that, I got another little gig to put together a heavy music magazine, Ghost Cult—a slight diversion from the normal regional publications I’ve always worked on. It was fast, dirty, and fun and I really dig how it came out. I can’t say I really have owned a music magazine since the ’90s with my old favorite Spin, so I was going into the design purely on my own thoughts and very little reference.
I live with a lot of rules I set in place with myself design-wise and I’m at a point with things where I’m trying harder and harder to break them. It takes new jobs, different parameters to get my brain working differently.
In a lot of ways, this year has been our most successful year-to-date with the photography business. I can’t help but think that it was after I drifted away from the social media stuff. We’ve been so fortunate to have some of the best clients I could ask for. It’s just the best thing working with genuinely good people and producing work the clients really love. I’m learning to love my own work, too, but I’m always looking to do better and better so I can’t really judge myself.
More things I want to see this coming year:
• Unexpected new things that I’ll find interesting.
• A list should have more than 3 things, but I can’t think of anything else right now. More TK.
(These shots are from the 2013 Kona Pro surf competition in Jacksonville Beach back in September 2013).