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A pioneering backyard farm in Denver

A heavy, cold rain poured down on Debra Neeley as she set-up and opened her pioneering Green Gate Farm Stand Saturday morning, but dampen her spirit, or the enthusiasm of her customers it did not. As the opening hour of 9am passed, her front porch – turned farm stand – was packed with customers snatching up fresh herbs, eggs, greenery and tomato starter plants.

This might conjure a picture of life in a small rural town, or of a time long ago, but Debra Neeley is the proprietor of Green Gate Urban Farm and Gardens, a farm located in the backyard of her home in urban Denver, Colorado. She is a one of the first to take advantage of recently passed “cottage food” legislation to legally produce and sell home-grown produce and homemade foods from her residence.

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New OTR photographs from Wyoming road trip

A last minute assignment took me up to Gillette, Wyoming earlier this week.  Here are a few of the new OTR photos from the 750+ mile round-trip!

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Photographs from the 4/20 Celebration in Denver

A few photographs from the annual 4/20 celebration here in Denver this afternoon.

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North Dakota (and Montana) in motion

Finishing up another shoot in the Williston, North Dakota + Eastern Montana area (the Bakken) for a client – I decided to take a break this evening and edit some personal photographs from the trip.  Below are 8 new additions to my ongoing On The Road project of non-traditional landscape photographs.  I passed by many more fantastic scenes on this shoot – but traffic and construction in this part of the country right now make conditions too dangerous for me to work on this alone a large portion of the time.

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Abstract Landscape Photographs – OTR by Train in Spain #2

Here is a more abstract set of landscape photographs from Spain + Portugal that move my project a little further.  Still, however, attempting to capture the spirit of the landscape I pass in a unique style and always with a real photograph.

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OTR by Train in Spain

A different mode of transportation and amazing terrain resulted in some wonderful new non-traditional landscape photographs from my recent trip to Spain and Portugal.  We spent a lot of time on various trains and trams which gave me plenty of opportunity to make a few new additions to my ongoing photography project, On The Road (OTR).  This first installment might look like photographs of a model, or maybe captured with a tilt-shift lens.  However, they are all real photographs (no manipulation or photoshop) captured with my Fujifilm X100s camera.

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This made my week!

This made my week! Elaine found the April edition of Smithsonian Magazine with my photograph as the double truck opening spread for their America’s Best Small Towns feature while we were shopping at the Tattered Cover Book Store yesterday.  It’s an honor to have my work in Smithsonian Magazine, and a pleasure to have it illustrate a feature on America’s small towns. (I always enjoy spending time and photographing life in small towns)

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New OTR photographs – The spaces and places in between

Below is another addition to my ongoing project, On The Road; a series of non-manipulated photographs capturing the essence of a landscape in a very non-traditional way.  Often my work takes me to remote or rural locations that require hours of driving to reach.  The spaces and places in between offer their beauty as the miles roll by.  With these photographs I hope to capture a bit of the soul of the land I pass and a glimpse into the lives lived upon it.

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Portrait of Olympic figure skater, Jason Brown

After a full day of training and just days before he left Colorado for his Olympic debut in Sochi, U.S. figure skater Jason Brown agreed to go outside in below freezing temperatures and some serious snow to pose for a few portraits for me.  We made a several wonderful photographs, the best two are below, and through the entire day of training and freezing outside Jason was generous with his time and energy, friendly and helpful, and a true pleasure to meet and work with.

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