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Ice Castles, Midway, UT

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This image is enjoying quite the ride around the digital world in recent weeks. I habitually monitor traffic to my Flickr feed including what sites are linking to photographs. Several days in a row “In Rainbows” was receiving significantly higher traffic than anything else in my photo stream. A Tumblr image blog under the name LEHROI posted and linked that image back to my Flickr. His blog design has changed now, but for awhile I could see statistics showing the number of likes and shares the post was getting: 14,500. Not bad.

The following week, the imag hit Twitter. I woke up to my mail box full of notifications that my Twitter handle (@kuhnsben) was being called out in a number of different messages. Again, it was the ice castle image floating around.

A quick Google search yesterday afternoon lead me to an article showing not one, but all of my images from the ice sculpture. This morning I was alerted that The Cool Hunter had picked up the original image on their Instagram account where it has 15,500 likes and counting.

Long story short, I’m amazed at the outpouring of love for these images. It would be easy to harbor some anger to the sites posting my content, not one reached out to seek my permission to share the photographs. Yet, each one took the time to include my name and link back to my work – something that is all to easy to forgo on the web. To everyone liking, sharing, tweeting, etc., thank you for looking! See the full set of ice castle images below:


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All Damn Day

The newest 4bi9 Media movie, “All Damn Day” is up for sale on the 4bi9 Website. Check out the teaser¬†here.

L//S offers limited creative direction for 4bi9 Media, and more recently worked up this artwork for the DVD for the 2012 / 2013 project. AllDamnDayDVD

Cross Vegas

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Cross Vegas. An outdoor soccer complex, exact location unknown, is the final destination of our chartered shuttle bus from the Strip. Little of what defines the sport of cyclocross in my mind is present – no mud, inclement weather, or daylight. Temperatures are moderate if not warm, the course a mix of grass and pavement.

Still, some authentic ‘cross vibes are here: a perhaps higher than average number of attendees are piss-drunk, and the overall feeling is one of “not taking things too seriously.”

Having been denied photo credentials by the helpful race organizers, my coworker left me at the venue entrance to retrieve and smuggle out a photo vest. This would turn out to be unnecessary as the majority of the course was easily accessible to anyone. A quick course evaluation confirmed my suspicions of the pending photo nightmare.

Cross Vegas is quite simply a camera torture test. The course varies between poorly lit and not lit at all. The racing is fast, chaotic, and difficult to see through a viewfinder. Conditions demanded photographic sins be immediately committed:

1. ISO’s pushed to “crunchy” (particularly regrettable on my well-aged D300)
2. On-camera flash units engaged (this is a personal sin, the bike press core at large seems content with this practice)
3. My coverage obligations demanded that I participate in the photographer gaggle-fuck that occurs near race start/finish lines and around better known riders.

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Bonobo Live

Just over a week ago, Bonobo brought his sold out North American tour to Salt Lake City’s Urban Lounge. The beginning of April brought the release of his newest full-length The North Borders; it is safe to say you’ll be seeing it on one of our year end lists. Our friend and tour manager for Caspian happens to be running this tour and hooked up a rare photo pass for the packed event. The Urban Lounge was a rare, intimate setup accommodating several hundred people instead of the 1000-2000 occupancy venues featured elsewhere on this tour.

Bonobo live at the Urban Lounge.

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Italy, 2010

It’s been a while since the trip, but the photos haven’t been shared yet. Here’s a couple photos from a personal trip to Italy, September 2010.

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Jiberish FW 12/13

A quick look at a couple pieces we worked on for the Jiberish Fall / Winter 2012 – 2013 line.

Waxed Cotton Hellhound Jacket

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