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Happy 2015 from Ironside Photography!

2014 was a great year for me and my business. It was my most profitable year yet, with another fantastic international trip, and the addition of some major clients. I opened my first studio, got published in numerous publications, had a great time at some workshops (and even taught my …

University of Arkansas Honors College A+ Magazine | NWA Editorial Photographer

Back in June, I got to shoot a profile story on Donna Freeman, a UA student doing a project on a local farm. I have some friends who live out next to the farm, so I had been there before, but hadn’t spent any time actually on the land in production. Donna was a natural — here are a few of the images I liked from the shoot, and some screen shots from the publication! It’s always a pleasure to work with the Honors College, and this was no exception. And who’d have thought a quick photo of chickens would have made the cover!

More photos after the jump.

Chaco Footwear | NWA Outdoor Lifestyle Photographer

What a whirlwind of a summer. It’s been busy ’round these parts, and I haven’t had a chance to update this blog much…but here’s a good one! I was fortunate to add a big client to my list this spring. Chaco is a US-based footwear company that I’m sure most of you have seen or heard of. At least in Arkansas, you can see Chaco’s sandals everywhere, especially around the university.  This shoot was a big one. Three days, five models, six locations. Lots of planning, lots of food. But also…lots of rain. Big shoots like this happen (mostly) rain or shine. Sadly, rain took over. We got rained out of three of our six locations, including the ever-popular Hawksbill Crag. The last day was cut out early all together — we only got about an hour in at Indian Creek, after a late start, before it really started coming down. So, of course, we had some food at Ozark Cafe in Jasper before deciding that we were done. Here are the shots that Chaco chose to buy from the shoot.

Since then, I’ve done two more shoots for them — shooting their Chaco Tour at Wakarusa, and then a product shoot of their Outcross shoes from the Spring/Summer 2015 line, yet to be released. Another fall lifestyle shoot is currently in the planning stages.

Outdoor commercial work is something I love doing, so I hope more of it comes my way!

I’m in Bolivia! | NWA Travel Photographer

Realizing that it’s better late than never…hey internet world! I’m in Bolivia! I came here shortly before new years to shoot a wedding, and am now traveling around solo until February. Expect more updates when I return home, and I’ll be updating my Facebook page more regularly when I have internet access. After spending a couple of weeks in the country’s largest (and wealthiest) city, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, I’m currently sitting at over 12,000 feet near the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, in the altiplano region of southwestern Bolivia in the Andes mountains. I ate a pizza with llama meat on it today. From here I’ll probably head to La Paz, the country’s government seat, where I’ll peruse the markets, head to Lake Titicaca, then see where the adventure takes me. No complaints. Here are just a few photos from the trip so far.

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Prayer Flags Explained

So, this post is a little different than most of my others, which are mostly updates on what I’ve been up to. Last week, I had to take my car in to get serviced, and got a shuttle ride home. When Phillip, the driver, got to my house and saw …