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On Saturday, March 4, 2017, we had our new image release reception, January…Just Add Snow and it was a huge success! The evening included a slide show presentation of recent trips to Revelstoke, British Columbia and Hokkaido, Japan, along with a new video showcasing the making of “Snowshore”, Keoki’s most recent pentimental stitch. If you missed it, you can view the video here.
Check out a few images from the event!
Saturday night a wide spectrum of the greater Tahoe community came together to help launch the very first Womens Ski Patrol Calendar for Squaw and ALpine Meadows. Braving one of the first winter storms of the season, everyone who came celebrated with these amazing women. Seven of the all star cast featured in the calendar were present signing autographs. In addition, everyone crowded into gallery three to see a brief slide show and presentation by Keoki Flagg, Lynn Gibson from Gallery Keoki, Tom Feiten from Squaw Valley and the Patrollers.
Finally , after a journey of many years ELEMENTAL has been released. Last nights gathering was an amazing celebration. So many wonderful people have played their part in helping this long anticipated creative project come to life. The book has impacted all bringing an unmistakably new paradigm to Gallery Keoki. Sharing this moment with the entire creative team, my family and so many friends makes this path so worth while.
Thank You all! Keoki
Life in the Chugach expands ones imagination…It can easily be mistaken for the prize at the end of the Rainbow. It has become an annual ritual for me…One that continues to test my boundaries, my patience, as I have come to see it as a personal test in perserverence.
Luckily we started off with a great start, 5 stellar runs that had me once again remembering what great snow felt like…
In tote with my good friends Will and Brian Sharpes we and new buddies Jack and John Cunnigham with PNH guide Andrew Eisentark we had one of those days that reminded us all how good it was to be alive…Living the dream
On the second day weather set in so we busted out a different set of gear and headed out to explore the Sheridan glacier. It had been awhile since I had been there last, but it felt like little had changed. We spent the day playing on and inside of its surreal world.
This Year’s Squaw Dogs Event was a giant Woof. The welcoming committee were on their paws, and the “Puparrazi” were everywhere. This year the entire team was present and celebrating. From the unveiling of the new 2015 Team photo, to the auctioning off of the one-of-a-kind signed Paw do Print, everyone had a blast and raised some well needed funds for The Squaw Valley Avalanche Rescue Dog & Education Fund. To all the local sponsors who helped support this incredible program – Thank You.
What an amazing night we all had. Kevin and Jessica Quinn and there entire Points North Heliskiing Family came to the gallery on Saturday night to celebrate the many years of fun and adventure that we have shared.
Kevin shared perspective on building his dream and what it feels like to have been a featured destination in the Warren Miller Films for over 14 years. Additionally, Lel Tone got up and shared some of her amazing adventures and insights on what it is like to be a beautiful, powerful women living the dream….
This Year’s Peaks and Paws Festival was as fun as ever. Our four footed friends came out in mass to celebrate yet another amazing sunny summer day in Tahoe.
Smiles, wagging tails and beautiful barks filled the air…bringing out the dog in us all!
I spent the day at there level on all fours being a dog.
Nothing like our beautiful beasts to remind us how to be human.
A huge thank you to all the friends and family who gathered at Gallery Keoki to celebrate the release of my new body of work, “Elemental Hawaii.” It was an incredible night of with my Ohana. You are a beautiful part of this journey… MAHALO
The artistic path to this moment has been an incredibly creative, serendipitous exploration. It has drawn me with passion all over the globe… only to bring me back home to where it all began.
This is a new beginning… Sparked by new perspective:
We are very excited to share Keoki’s interview with fellow photographer Karen Hutton. See what inspires these two photographers in this great video!
The phone rings and two days later I find myself on the back of a motorcycle shooting three world class cyclist who lead the Radio Shack-Trek Pro Race Team.
Luxembourg’s Andy Schlecht, The 2010 Tour de France winner came to the area with his brother Frank and Jens Voigt, their legendary German veteran teammate. Their mission was to explore Tahoe, train and support two great local causes. Reno -Tahoe Cycling sponsored the first ever “Ride with the Pros” event last Thursday and Friday and raised funds well needed funds for the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway and the Tour De Nez-vada. For fan and cycle activist alike, it was a big success.
I have watched the tour de France coverage for the past decade and have always marveled at the incredible POV imagery that daredevil camera men consistently deliver. I have always imagined that they used special rigging to facilitated their up close perspective necessary to capture these flying cyclist…I was wrong. These photo teams barrel across the countryside on motorcycles, trying to stay one very close step ahead of the actual racers and their projected path while always being ready for the unexpected road bump that makes the sport so deliciously dynamic and unpredictable. The drivers navigate a whole host of moving and stationary obstacles at high speeds while the camera men rides blind to the world around them, lost in the focus of their cycling subjects and the pursuit of the perfect shot.
I have experienced this tunnel vision many, many times before. Just never on an trafficked winding street from the back of a motorcycle. After years of hanging out of helicopters, boats, cars with harnesses and dangling ropes or while flying along on skis I was surprised how new and fun this perspective felt. For two days, my dear friend and cinematographer, Tom Day and I traded off camera angles, shooting POV off the back of the bike as well as fixed angle on stationary ground strategically gained by leap frogging ahead. More than once plans shifted, routes changed , and the timing evolved, we went with the flow. For both days, we were energized by a large group of local cyclist fans and friends who came out in force share the road with these great legends.
Neither of us made the shift to riding backwards. No question that it would have afforded a much more flexible angle on our moving targets…For me, hanging on was the bigger concern. Instead, when it came time for the one key shot that I had scouted around Emerald Bay, I settled for a 6 foot pole cam mount to elevate the camera and mounted an ultra wide 14 mm lens to make sure that I didn’t miss…