I did the majority of the photography for this Google packaging, as well as all of the photos submitted for the award:
The Dieline Awards 2018: http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2018/4/15/the-dieline-awards-2018-made-by-google-packaging
I moved myself and my family to northern Utah in the middle of last winter. To date, I cultivated my career within the persistent busyness of world class cities. I started out in NYC, then moved to Chicago, San Diego, and finally the SF bay area...but I was raised in a small coastal North Carolina town. Back then, the kids were let to be wild in the wild, with very little supervision and no portable tech. A few years back, nostalgia for those wild spaces became need, so I started looking for a slow, more wild place to live. I currently keep a steady job which frees me up to pull mountain trout from crystal clear ice cold streams, and fruitlessly chase elk up and over wild mountain terrain. My soul is settled, but the work must still be done. Below is an outtake from a recent project that I think best describes how I feel when I put myself in my local wilderness. Below that is an establishing shot that sets the stage for a weekend outdoor respite. And below that is a shot from some side work I am doing for my neighbor, who owns a local outdoors store. I met him when he came out to ask if I needed help unloading my moving truck. It was 9pm on a cold northern Utah January night, with at least a foot of snow on the ground. Stay tuned if you are curious how a "big city" photographer fairs in "fly over country" U.S.A. I know I am!
Just a little more getting Googley for the Google store
My current project aims to put people to sleep. And as a parent, I now know. Sleep. Is. Priceless!