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Kolmanskop, Namibia. “the town is a photographer’s dream come true”

Looks like somewhere I’d like to visit/photograph…

Photograph by Chris Gray

Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It was once a small but very rich mining village that is now a popular tourist destination. Driven by the enormous wealth of the first German diamond miners, the residents built the village in the architectural style of a German town, with amenities and institutions including a hospital, ballroom, power station, school, skittle-alley, theater and sport-hall, casino, ice factory and the first x-ray-station in the southern hemisphere.

The town declined after World War I when the diamond-field slowly exhausted and was ultimately abandoned in 1954. For those wanting to visit, a permit is required to enter the town as it is located within a restricted area of the Namib desert. [Source: Wikipedia]

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/kolmanskop-namibia-pod-best09/

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January 16, 2013 7:39 pm
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The life and death of the american arcade…

No much here to do with photography, but if you are >30 and used to play real video games this is a great read.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/16/3740422/the-life-and-death-of-the-american-arcade-for-amusement-only

 

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January 16, 2013 7:32 pm
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Camera Crew Heroes – Behind the scenes Jeremy Jones Further

I love the behind the scenes stuff…Just found this series. Looks a bit cold for my SoCal blood.

Further Unplugged takes you behind the scenes of Jeremy Jones’ two-year snowboarding film, Further. Get an inside glimpse of what goes on between the lines as Jones and other top riders including Terje Haakonsen, Xavier De Le Rue and Josh Dirksen travel to exotic locations such as Japan, the Arctic Circle and the Wrangell-St. Elias Wilderness. Challenges arise around every corner as this crew attempts to push their minds and bodies further.

The rest of the series can be found here http://www.tetongravity.com/videos/series/further-unplugged-49.htm

Camera Crew Heroes – Jeremy Jones Further Unplugged Episode 13 from Teton Gravity Research on Vimeo.

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January 4, 2013 9:41 pm
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Through the mill… Chris Akrigg

Worth five minutes of your time if you are into bikes at all…or just impressed by human freaks.

Through the mill from chris akrigg on Vimeo.

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Returning from a photo shoot empty handed…

Point Dume Beach California...in the afternoon

I was recently in a conversation about photo gear with a friend and I interupted the geek fest with a suggestion to stop talking about it and go shoot the next day. The simple plan was to hit up a beach spot that we had shot at before. Last time we shot there I was happy with both the action and non action shots that I came home with..so why not try this spot again?

The only difference in this trip was the time of day. The first trip we had arrived in the early morning hours and this time we arrived in the afternoon. I didnt do any research on surf conditions, but assumed surfers always surfed. I was wrong…I also thought we’d be able to at least get some cool sunset shots since we were going to be there in the late afternoon..I was wrong again. Seems giant cliff sides block out sunsets pretty good.

Without any surfers in the water and a sunset hiding behind the cliffs made for a good challenge of looking at other items around us and doing what we came to do..Shoot. Much like the fisherman who say a day of bad fishing is better than a day at work..In this case it wasn’t a “successful” afternoon of shooting for me, but an afternoon at the beach and actually taking photos is always better than sitting around talking about taking photos.

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Teton Gravity Research….Further

Lots of good action sports videos coming out recently. This one looks solid!

tetongravity.com/further

Award winning producers Teton Gravity Research are pleased to announce Further, the second installment in the Jeremy Jones snowboard movie trilogy, Deeper, Further, Higher, presented by O’Neill.
Further will explore some of the world’s most remote mountain terrain while continuing Jones’ mission to camp deep in the backcountry and on the summits of unridden lines to access nearly vertical spines and wide-open powder fields. Join Jeremy and his crew as they push their minds and bodies Further.
Order now: shop.tetongravity.com/teton-gravity-research-jeremy-jones-further.aspx
Starring: Jeremy Jones | Ryland Bell | Mitch Toelderer | Bibi Pekarek | Lucas Debari | Forrest Shearer | Josh Dirksen | Terje Haakonsen
Locations: Japanese Alps | Atomfjella Mountains, Norway | Karwendel Range, Austria | Wrangell Mountains, Alaska | Sierra Mountains, California
Music: Reworkers, “City of Angels”
Facebook: Facebook.com/tetongravityresearch
Twitter: @TetonGravity #JJonesFurther
Instagram: TetonGravity
 

 

Jeremy Jones’ Further Official Trailer – Teton Gravity Research 2012 Snowboard Film from Teton Gravity Research on Vimeo.

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Published..Dirt Rag Magazine

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Happy to get one of my shots spread across two full pages in the recent issue of Dirt Rag Magazine. The image is from a shoot I did in Washington this summer. If you missed those shots you can check them out here.

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2012 Redbull Rampage Finals

A few of the images from Rampage Finals 2012.

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Finals video will give you a good overview of the event…

And a POV vid from top to bottom. Scary!

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October 9, 2012 7:46 pm
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2012 Redbull Rampage Qualifiers Day 1

Returned today from the 2012 Redbull Rampage.  Wish the shots could show you the true scale of this event. It’s HUGE, the riders are amazing and Redbull takes care of everyone there.

The shots below are from the day one qualifiers. Click to view the larger version of each image.

 

 

 

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October 8, 2012 6:53 pm
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