My good friend and awesome writer Bill Dragoo talked me into riding the Oklahoma Adventure Trail in late July, 2014 – right in the heat of the summer. We spent 11 days riding dual sport motorcycles along dirt and gravel roads all around the perimeter of Oklahoma. Bill wrote a story for our client Roadrunner Magazine, a national publication that focuses on motorcycle touring stories. They ended up running the story with my pictures across 12 pages of the magazine, including the cover. I always enjoy working with Bill and the crew at Roadrunner.
I recently got my first work with one of my favorite hunting and fishing magazines, Outdoor Life. They are owned by New York City based Bonnier Corporation, who also publishes Cycle World, Field and Stream, Popular Science, Dirt Rider, Flying, Yachting and a host of other magazines. I shot this photo during a duck hunt a couple of years ago and was happy to license the image for use in this prestigious publication.
My story on Canola in Oklahoma was just recently published in Oklahoma Living Magazine January 2013 edition. I spent several months over the summer of 2012 researching, interviewing, writing and photographing for this story. This was basically a self-assigned story that I pitched to Oklahoma Living Magazine editors in the spring of 2012. My wife Kay and I had been riding our motorcycles in western Oklahoma and kept coming across these huge fields of yellow flowers that we didn’t recognize. After some research we discovered they were canola plants and I thought “if I don’t know what they are, I bet a lot of other people don’t know what they are” so pitched the story. It was picked up and finally ran in January.