Collections and Series

Winter Solstice

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If you follow me on instagram (@jakegarn)  then you may already be familiar with the how much time I've been spending on what I affectionately call Crystal Mountain. This time, on December 21, 2012, I went up the mountain alone with just a notebook and my Canon 5D Mark III. I only took a handful of photos, yet all of them had a fair amount of sacrifice to get.  Whether it was laying in the frost, sitting on a cactus, leaning into a thornbush, or just pulling my camera out in the shade when the temperature was well below freezing (and metal feels coooooold). The best shots are always...

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Kinzie

A few select moments from a great evening.

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Heather and Shay

In an odd chain of events this shoot put itself together.  Very fortuitous. Models are Shay and Heather | Hair by Steven Robertson | Makeup by Danielle Carlsen | Assisted by Ryan Muirhead and Stuart Hackworth

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A night with JD

We sat.  We ate.  We talked. And best of all, we took pictures. I no longer even recognize the work I was shooting six months ago... it doesn't even feel like it was me.  This feels... better. I hope you agree.

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A new way.

My first shoot with Paige, I asked her if she'd be up for trying out a different kind of test shoot.  Different for me that is, maybe not for you.  Hard to say. Instead of spending the night shooting we sat down somewhere. We talked and I got to know Paige.  The small things. Every once in awhile I stole a genuine expression during a genuine moment. A glimpse, a detail.  These are the things a brain like mine sees... when the rest of me is sitting still. I like to think that part of the genuineness might be captured, and possibly even conveyed. To you, the viewer. That is my artist...

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Adventures.

Unfettered, our dreams will soar. Models are Jasmine Gunn & Kianna Gunn Hair by Steven Robertson Makeup by Paula Dahlberg Wardrobe by Anthropologie Wardrobe styling and photo assisting by Tiffany Sanchez

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Kaila in the Golden Hour

The Golden Hour - about an hour before the sun sets when the light turns so... golden. Model is Kaila. Complete Equipment Used for these shots Just one camera and two lenses... and the sun. Camera: Canon 5D Mark II Lenses: Canon 50mm 1.2L | Canon 16-35mm 2.8L

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Summer Nostalgia

A long abandoned building, just before sunset. Beautiful light.  All natural. Model: Samantha Photo Assistant & Location Scouting by Stuart Hackworth

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Imaginations

Where would you like to go today?

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A Setting Sun

Spring storms just have a certain allure to them. Last night the rain was starting and stopping as the clouds rolled across the sky and I kept trying to focus on finishing my to do list.  Finally it was just too tempting, so I sent out a couple messages to models that lived close and Lindsi responded. I'm so glad she did! All these images were shot as the sun made it's final dash into the horizon, the clouds seemed to change by the minute.  All natural light.  The beautiful bokeh is from the Canon 50mm 1.2L lens, attached to the Canon 5D Mark II.

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