DANO Pendygrasse

odds and ends from an unusual life

2015 personal project has begun

Hi Friends,

It dawned on me during December that I should put together a personal project for 2015 that would keep my creative blood pumping and challenge me. I’m lucky that my day job gives me the opportunity to
shoot and direct photo and video work, but it can’t possibly completely scratch the creative itch.

I had written a long blog post written on 2015 resolutions but never published it, and then over the holidays when my brain had some time to rest, I came up with an idea that checked most of the boxes that were on my list. Some of those things were:

1. Find a way to collaborate with people i respect and share some knowledge.
2. Read more books.
3. Take on projects that have defined start and end points.
4. Find a way to set up a system to give financial support to things I believe in.

There were some more, but these ones especially all fit into this new project. It’s week 3 of the new year and I’m already working on stage one. There isn’t much to share yet, but there I do want to put this out there: there is a big element of collaboration in this project, so some of you might be hearing from me in the near future.

Ok, enough of that for now, the last several photo walks I’ve done, I’ve been shooting film again, so until I get to the lab, you can look at these.





Some new work

Hey friends,

Some work I did this fall was just released. I did the campaign photography and directed the videos for the 2015 Arc'teryx LEAF line. It's the part of the company dedicated to Law Enforcement and Armed Forces so I found my self shooting a variety of interesting locations with local Police and some of our brand ambassadors in Colorado and Texas.

catalog is out now and the videos will be released over the next month. Here are a couple spreads and some outtakes that didn't get used.


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