We went for a hike, did a little camping, and enjoyed friends and rain!

Kids in the woods.

The allure of exploring and the fun of camaraderie had these kids excited for a night in the woods. On a cold, damp night, a group of children from Seattle hunkered down in the woods to learn more about themselves and their surroundings. I caught these moments in between hikes, dinner and cloud bursts. Their…

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Angus speaks.

Well, if you frequent dive bars and fishermans’ haunts in places like Unalaska or Dutch Harbor or even down in Seattle, at a place like the Sloop, you’ve probably seen these posters when you saddle up to the urinal or take time to read the paper in a stall.   If you haven’t been so lucky,…

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‘Cross time

It is a weird sport where you ride your bike, then you’re forced to get off and run (with the bike) and remount and keep going…and it is usually in the mud and rain and snow of fall and winter. It is more fun than you think.

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UNICEF “Tap Project”

Can you live in Seattle and still find the rain beautiful? We think so. We teamed up with Publicis In the West to create this PSA for the UNICEF World Water Week program. Also known as the Tap Project. It’s concept is simple: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the…

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Maiden of Death

This trailer for the fictional film, Maiden of Death, was made to promote the then new film, Grindhouse, coming out from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.  We were crazy enough to mak a trailer – we had about 2 weeks to do it.  My part was easy: Shoot some cool stuff.  Dan and Thai had…

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SCCA “Little Things”

The small things in life are the things that really matter.  This is a Director’s cut. Director: Matthew J. Clark DP:  Doug Hostetter Editor:  Mike Southworth Composer:  Matt Huchinson Agency:  Frank Agency Writer: Forrest Healy Agency Art Director: Zach Hitner Production Company:  Loaded Pictures

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The other night, we quickly shot some footage for a project we are doing for the Seattle International Film Festival and Naked City, a local brew pub. This is a still image I snagged before we started shooting the motion content. Check out the making of here on Vimeo. Naked City from Matthew J. Clark…

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Max

  I’m working on a short film about my friend Max.  He’s one of the best titanium builders in the US and lives right here in Seattle.  He’s worked for the likes of Seven and Merlin.  These days, he welds for Hampsten and Davidson, but builds his style of bikes – fast, efficient race machines,…