Martin Homes, based in Greeley, Colorado, hired me to photograph a recently finished new home that had just been moved into. The homeowner did an incredible job of furnishing the house and it was a pleasure to shoot. Made me a bit jealous of their place!
I was hired to shoot some product photography for Enduro Bites, manufacturer of energy food products and supplements. They make some delicious solid food products as well as a beet powder that tastes as good as it looks. Being able to accommodate both on-location lifestyle and action photography as well as studio product images is something I like to provide so my clients have a one stop shop for everything they need.
I worked with RockyMounts to shoot a campaign of images featuring their new security line of bike locks. Boulder isn’t the most urban or gritty city around but we wanted to showcase the safety and strength of their locks – specifically The Compton model. The Compton is a super, super tough lock based off a super duty padlock designed to keep scooters locked up or in this case, your bike in a tough area.
We captured lifestyle photography consisting of scenes based on a college campus, a modern upscale downtown area, a public transit scenario and a tougher, grittier alley to echo the personality of each of the bike locks.
Taylor Phinney really doesn’t need an introduction. As we shared the same coach for many years, I’ve raced and trained with him in Boulder from back when he was just getting going until he outgrew our little “Boulder Bubble” and started spending most of his time in Spain during the summer. He’s currently working on battling back from a bad crash last year and has had the rare opportunity to slow down, mid-career, and take a look around at what else life has to offer beyond the bike. One of those things is artistic expression and painting. Cycle Sport UK magazine hired me to work with Taylor and document a day in the life of his recovery process – from the gym, to the canvas.
I was hired to photography Emma Coburn, arguably the fastest female steeplechase athlete in the country, for an editorial client. We shot lifestyle portraits and candid images in Boulder at a high school track facility as well as on a nearby hiking trail. Emma was great to work with and a complete natural in front of the camera – looking forward to working with her again soon!
These images are available for licensing, please contact us.
You can keep up with Emma here: https://www.facebook.com/Emmacoburnsteeple
We photographed the Glissando, a handmade bamboo and titanium town bicycle for creator, Corey Collier. The Glissando features formed bamboo as the top half of the frame, creating a pair of beautiful flowing lines. Complete with internal cable routing, a belt drive system, gorgeous disc brake calipers and a general impeccable attention to detail. This very unique bike is finished with a Brooks leather saddle. Interested parties can contact the designer, Corey Collier directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, limited quantities available and are built to suit.
For product photography bookings, please email Allen at HardcastlePhotography.com.
We were hired recently to capture images of Kara Goucher signing her new endorsement contract with Oiselle as well as lifestyle running photography of her wearing Oiselle apparel. Kara Goucher is a very well known women’s distance runner with a long history with her prior sponsor, Nike. The emotions were high during the shoot as it marked a new chapter in Kara’s career, very exciting and we wish her the best on this new path!
CanShed is a small company developing a clever product to help clean up the exterior appearance of your home. Instead of keeping the large ugly Western Disposal garbage cans exposed on the side of your house, the CanShed provides an attractive alternative location to store them inside. We were hired to produce advertising product photography and product video for CanShed in studio in Boulder, Colorado.
We were hired by Retul in Boulder, Colorado to produce a series of advertising product photography images of cyclists and cycling products. Photography consisted of cyclists using Retul’s new bike fit products which we shot using a photography studio setup we put together on location in their facility.
Mountain Flyer Magazine sent Sarah Rawley and friend Elena Forchielli into the San Juans Mountains near Telluride, Colorado to report on the mountain biking available from the european Opus Hut on Ophir Pass. I was brought along as the photographer to tell the story in images of riding at 11,000 feet on newly established trails.
I had the pleasure of participating in my first winter ‘hut trip’ in the backcountry mountains of Colorado this past weekend – specifically, the Lost Wonder Hut near Monarch Pass in the Sawatch Mountain Range. Mother nature hit us with a double edged sword in the days leading up to the trip with 30″ of new snow in the 48 hours before our trek up to the hut began. Usually I’d never complain about substantial quantities of new snow – but this much creates high avalanche danger and therefore really limits options for ski-able terrain if you want to stay safe (which I definitely do). However, the new snow created some great scenery and lent itself to nice active lifestyle scenic images like the one below in black and white.
This trip wasn’t based around a client or a highly produced test shoot with experienced model athletes, which gave me a nice challenge of capturing more editorial feeling images of my friends on the hut trip. I believe a fair number of active and outdoor companies are leaning this way with less produced, more ‘real’ images – so getting into the backcountry with the full size camera was good practice. Just figuring out what photography essentials to pack was a learning experience: Nikon D4 with a 50mm prime for grab and go candids while skinning to and from the hut, the 70-200mm lens for ski photography (should we find anything safe enough to descend), and a 17-35mm for inside the hut – around the dinner table drinking wine and playing games and music. The following is a collection of active lifestyle images captured over 2 days.
The work posts have been delayed recently because I’ve been fully involved in writing, producing, shooting and editing a new project called The Active Kitchen. It’s an athlete-based cooking show filmed in Boulder, Colorado featuring our host, Ryan Van Duzer and a different top level athlete for each episode. You can stay up to date on the show via our Facebook page and later on via the dedicated website for the show. Our pilot was shot on February 2nd and features Lucas Euser, a professional road cyclist for the United Healthcare cycling team. This production is also a part of a newly formed division of Hardcastle Photography – Hardcastle Pictures – which will be taking on our motion, video production, projects from here on forward.
Thanks to the help of the production team for the pilot!
Producer – Allen Krughoff
Director of Photography – Allen Krughoff
Second Camera Operator – Valerie Much
Key Grip – Valerie Much
Audio – Katie O’Block
Editor – Allen Krughoff