Saturday, December 31, 2011

One more from the Subway

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Subway

I've never been much for the big city. When someone mentions the Subway, this is where my mind goes. (These are older images as well. This was a trip I took with my cousin Spencer back in 2007)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Spiral Jetty Decay

I took a class out to the spiral jetty a few years ago. Hadn't posted anything from that trip yet so I went back to see at what I shot. This is one that I liked. (I didn't even shoot the jetty ironically)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial

I'm posting these for my mom. (Its her and my dads anniversary today) I took these photographs on a trip through Maine, Vermont & Canada that I took with them last year and they had not seen the images yet.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Nauvoo Grove #2

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Nauvoo Groves

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Naturalist Basin #2

Naturalist Basin

Here are some old ones from a hike to Naturalist Basin me and my cousins did a number of years ago.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Ira Glass

"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through."

— Ira Glass (from PBS's This American Life)

Friday, December 2, 2011


I am going through and cleaning up my hard drive now that I have completed Grad School. These were a couple old pictures I found that I took while on a training trip to New Hampshire about four years ago.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Keith Carter

At the beginning of November I had Keith Carter come out to visit my students at Utah Valley University. Keith is one of my favorite photographers and the visit was absolutely wonderful. I created this portrait of him before he flew back to Texas. If you don't know his work I would recommend visiting his website or picking up one of his books.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Utah Lake

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Havasupai in Color

Since people got so excited that I actually did something in color I thought I might just put up a few more old ones.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

And for something really different...Color!

This is an old image from Cannon Beach in Oregon that I randomly decided to work on.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Missed the cut...

I know I just said I wasn't going to post new Utah Lake stuff but I decided to post this one anyways because I like the image but there is an extremely high probability that it won't make the cut so I decided to share it now.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Spring and Sky

I have been shooting a lot lately for my MFA thesis. I am refraining from posting any pictures from the project until I get finished so I am going through old pictures that never saw the light of a backlit monitor. Come November there will be some posts of all my new Utah Lake pictures. Until then, enjoy some blasts from the past. (This was from Cascade Springs - 2008)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Outside Acadia

I have a few shots from last summer that I never got around to sharing. The story behind this image: I drove all over Acadia National Park in Maine with my parents. It was pretty but I was underwhelmed photographically. I didn't even pull out the camera until we started to head for our hotel and we crossed an old bridge outside of the park. This is where the river met the ocean. Kind of weird to be intrigued more by the neighborhoods surrounding the national park than the park itself.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Have the Tire, Not the Swing

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Awaiting a Nibble

Friday, March 18, 2011

Good Advice

©David Alan Harvey
What advice would you give young photographers?

You must have something to "say". You must be brutally honest with yourself about this. Think about history , politics, science, literature, music, film, and anthropology. What affects does one discipline have over another? What makes "man" tick? Today , with everyone being able to easily make technically perfect photographs with a cell phone, you need to be an "author". It is all about authorship, authorship and authorship. Many young photographers come to me and tell me their motivation for being a photographer is to "travel the world" or to "make a name" for themselves. Wrong answers in my opinion. Those are collateral incidentals or perhaps even the disadvantages of being a photographer. Without having tangible ideas , thoughts, feelings, and something almost "literary" to contribute to "the discussion", today's photographer will become lost in the sea of mediocrity. Photography is now clearly a language. As with any language, knowing how to spell and write a gramatically correct "sentence" is , of course, necessary. But, more importantly, today's emerging photographers now must be "visual wordsmiths" with either a clear didactic or an esoteric imperitive. Be a poet, not a technical "writer". Perhaps more simply put, find a heartfelt personal project. Give yourself the "assignment" you might dream someone would give you. Please remember, you and only you will control your destiny. Believe it, know it, say it.

David Alan Harvey
Magnum Photos (This is the blog where I found the quote. There are many other great words of advice that can be found here as well.) 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Winter Grass

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Winter Details #3

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Winter Details #2

Monday, March 14, 2011

Winter Details #1

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Icy Shore

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Broken Lake

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sunday Afternoon on the Ice

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hitching Post

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I Wanna be Where the People Are

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sunday Break

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Walk on the Lake

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fresh Fish...wait

Now for something a little different from Utah Lake. I was parking my car to go photograph and while pulling out my camera I looked down and there was a little fish. Since the topic of fish is so relevant to the current state of Utah Lake I decided to give this little guy (or at least whats left of him) his five minutes of fame.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

..first sheer ice, black, then white

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Polling the Audience....

I am looking for opinions. I am undecided on which of these two images I like better. Let me know which one you prefer and maybe reasons if you got them.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Reflection II

Friday, February 25, 2011


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Goshen Bay

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Utah LakeScapes

Monday, February 21, 2011

On the Rocks

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Saturday, February 19, 2011


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