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Rebuild our Ecosystems. We can do it together.

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2013 by Tim McGuire Images
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HUMAN NATURE Connections – Whitewater River Kayaking with Christie and Drew

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

For the fourth entry in my HUMAN NATURE Connections Project I’d like to introduce Christie Glissmeyer and Drew Eastman, both are whitewater river kayakers and they are a newly engaged couple who live in Hood River, Oregon.  When Christie first heard about my project through her talent agent at Sports and Lifestyle Unlimited she wrote the following to me to describe how she connects with nature.

“I’m a kayaker, and I connect with the the natural environment through water. I ride the river currents, cascading through deep mossy gorges and dense forests of the Pacific Northwest. I’m immersed in thundering waves, navigating through the chaos of rapids and plunging over falls. My perfect moment is pushing away from shore and floating towards the horizon line of a waterfall. The world falls away it’s just me and the river, tumbling through the mist into a crystal clear pool below. For an instant it’s dark, cold, and eerily calm. Then I resurface, gasp for a breath of air and look up to see the powerful wall of water towering above me.”

We met to make some photographs at the top of Snoqualmie Pass at a stretch of the South fork of the Snoqualmie river they call “Fall in the Wall”.  It is a 1/4 to 1/2 mile stretch of river that is only run-able when the mountain runoff is high enough, usually late Winter and Spring.  This year, with all the snow pack it was still good to go in mid July. These are some of the photos we made on two runs down the river. I was trying to capture the feeling Christie described in her initial note to me. There will be a short video including some GoPro video footage shot from the front of Christie’s kayak coming soon!

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Human / Nature Connections

Posted in Announcements, Creative Process, Creativity, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

I’m starting work on a new series of images of people connecting with nature and I’m looking for people who want to collaborate and work with me to create and capture these images. I’m looking for interesting and willing subjects.  Professional and aspiring models and talent are welcome. I’d also like to collaborate  with stylists, assistants, production pros, technical rigging / grip pros, and video camera operators. The point is to make a body of work to market to potential clients and through the process build a team of freelancers who could come together on later commissioned commercial shoots.

While I very much appreciate the variety, convenience, and creative energy of the city, nature has always been my “church”, so to speak. The moments in my life when I’ve felt the most “in the moment”,  spiritual, and/or  alive, have always happened while exploring the natural world.  These moments are at the core of who I am: such moments motivate and inspire me as a person and a visual artist.

Imagine this… hiking for a few hours on Kauai’s incredible, steep, and majestic Na Pali coast and then following a winding trail up a lush forested valley where tropical citrus smells fill the air. At the box-canyon end of that valley I relax floating on my back in a large pool of water below a giant gently flowing waterfall.  I look up at the falling water and the towering cliffs covered with green moss and tropical plants, a few puffy clouds float by on a blue sky far overhead. The day is hot and the mist of the waterfall sprays over me. The cool water of the pool supports me. I float and wave my hands under the water to slowly turn myself, still floating. This world spins above me. A perfect moment….

Those moments are why I get outside into the natural world. That is what inspires me and makes me feel alive and connected.  I imagine it is the same for many others.

Here’s another description of a more recent “perfect moment” I had while climbing a multi-pitch free climb in the central Washington Cascade range…

I’m alone on a steep cliff face, grunting and straining to reach that next hand jam to help move myself up the cliff wall. Nothing extraneous enters my mind. It’s just the rock and it’s every feature within my reach and my movement, my breath. I’m connected to my partner a hundred feet below by a thin rope, I can’t see him below the bulge in the rock face. I focus, I pull, I stand, I move up, I place protection, and again, up, again and again… and then suddenly I’m there. There is no more “up”. I’m at the top after a steep hike and several hours of climbing!  The world opens up, my focus widens, and I look around. I take in the amazing views surrounding me, the sun, the breeze, the clouds, the trees, the birds fly by. My body feels tired but strong. I take it all in and I realize my place.

Another perfect moment, a connection with something bigger.

As a photographer and videographer I want to create, capture, and tell the story of those moments, those moments that inspire us to keep on getting out there again and again. Your moments. How do you connect?

What are your perfect moments in nature? What do you do to “get out there”? Where is your favorite place?

I’m looking for people to collaborate with on this project. If you know of someone that might be into this or if YOU are into this, let me know. Let’s talk. Tell others who you think might be interested to contact me.  As I create these stories in images, videos, or multimedia I’ll be posting them here, so stay tuned.

Hikers, runners, climbers, mountaineers, kayakers, surfers, campers, artists, skiers, snowboarders, snowshoe’rs, rowers, jumpers, travelers, canyoneer’rs, explorers, scientists, sailors, boaters, swimmers, paddlers, off road cyclists, walkers, birders, hunters, fishers, divers, yoga people (yogi, yoginis), cavers, are all activities I would consider. And I’m sure I missed a few so don’t be shy.  Any age, any ethnicity, men women, children, alone, or with others.  I’m willing to travel to make these images and I’m dedicated to making them great images that capture and communicate those moments.

Tell me how you connect with the natural environment. Tell me about your perfect moment(s).  Models, actors, talent of all types, real people, hard core outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, hard men, hard women, and those who take a more relaxed approach (not so “hard” men and women)  are all welcome, as long as you have that passion for connecting with the natural world and want to collaborate with me to make some photographs that tell your story.

Tim McGuire

Office 206-438-3175 or Cell 206-390-3301

tim@timmcguireimages.com

How the image was used – 03, NW Health Cover Shot

Posted in Business, photography with tags , , on January 20, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

This is the final use of an image made on location back in November for Group Health’s NW Health Magazine.  Getting clear direction as to what was needed made this a fun and relatively straight forward shoot.  Great art direction along with good talent made it easy for me to get them what they needed.

NW Health Cover

How the Image was Used – 02

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2010 by Tim McGuire Images

This image is from an assignment shoot I did in September 2010 for Beloit College Magazine.

This is a portrait of Beloit College Alumnus, Jim Simon who is also the Assistant Managing Editor at The Seattle Times and a recent Pulitzer Prize Winner.

How the Image was Used

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2010 by Tim McGuire Images

 

This appeared in the Davidson Journal from a shoot this Summer.

This was a double page spread in the printed version and it also appears on their web version of the Journal.

Portrait Portfolio

Posted in Business, Creativity, Marketing, photography with tags , , , , , , on November 2, 2010 by Tim McGuire Images
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