Patagonia Provisions

Professional snowboarder Josh Dirksen cooks on the cover of the Patagonia Provisions catalog.
Print always gets me excited, especially in this day of digital hoopla! -I sound like an old man there. Pictured above is Patagonia snowboard ambassador Josh Dirksen cooking on one of our backcountry camp out missions. If you haven't heard the news Patagonia is making food and it is tasty, especially when you are outside in the woods. Check it out (here). 

Best Fall Mountain Bike Rides | Travel Oregon

Fall is in the air, which means mountain bike season is upon us. We photographed these around the lengthy trail systems of Central Oregon, which include Phil's Trail and Edison Lava Trail. Also on Travel Oregon's site you will find a short video presented by Bike Magazine, they filmed this segment during the Bike Bible issue where they tested a lot of new bikes that hit the market. Watch the video and read the full story (here).

For more mountain bike images visit Tyler Roemer's website (HERE)

Patagonia Environmental & Social Initiatives 2015

Cave in the Basin and Range National Monument, Nevada.
Patagonia just came out with their annual Environmental & Social Initiatives for 2015. The digital booklet gives insight into the grant recipients for environmental and social issues. This photo of the newly designated National Monument made into the booklet. Give it a read (here)

Competitor Magazine | Ultrarunner Stephanie Howe

September 2015 issue of Competitor Magazine Stephanie Howe.
It's fun to get out with some of these athletes like Stephanie Howe that seem to have superhuman endurance. Stephanie just finished a race in Chamonix, France called the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc which is about 170 km / 105 miles of high alpine running, talk about brutal!  Before she left for that race we headed into the mountains and shot some photos for  Competitor Magazines cover and interior piece on running with your dog. 

Stephanie Howe trail running in summer in the Cascade Mountain Range, Oregon.
Stephanie Howe in her hometown stomping grounds for the opener of Competitor Magazine's.

Trail runner and active lifestyle Stephanie Howe.
Stephanie Howe and her dog Riley hamming it up. 

For more outdoor active lifestyle photos visit Tyler Roemer's website (HERE)

DAKINE mtb | Carson Storch

Carson Stroch does an underflip at the Redmond Oregon bike park.
They grow up so fast, don't they? Carson Storch recently signed with the Dakine mountain bike team this past year. This is one the the ads that we worked on, it is running in the current issue of Bike Mag. Keep an eye out for Storch this year, he is good!

For more mountain biking photography visit Tyler Roemer's site (HERE)

VSCO | Tyler Roemer Photography

There are a couple reason why I like VSCO, it is clean, there are no fields for comments, no like buttons, no list of followers, it is just pictures and that is why it is good. You can check out my feed (here). 

Sidetracked | Volume Four

Christie Eastman kayaker and badass on Lower Lewis Falls in Washington.
If you are unfamiliar with Sidetracked Magazine you should go out of your way to pick up a copy. It's filled with meaningful articles, photography and insight on why adventure is so important to our lives. 

In the current issue of Sidetracked Magazine boater Christie Eastman describes her side of the action off of Lower Lewis River. 

Pulled from Volume four, "With a deep breath, I peel out into the powerful current. I square up to the first ledge and it launches me into the air. I reconnect with the river for a brief instant and take another paddle stroke as the water falls out from underneath me. Soaring over the second ledge, I momentarily take flight until the mist engulfs me. Cold spray surges into my face. The yawning chasm beneath me beckons. Time stands still as I drop.

Snowboarder Josh Dirksen | Patagonia Clothing

This past winter season Josh Dirksen and a crew of us searched high and low for good snow where we split-boarded and camped deep in the backcountry, eating dehydrated meals that sucked the water from us, waking up early to get after the limited winter light. Usually, we were extremely excited when it snowed one to two inches and satisfied when we could keep an edge... but hey, those are the cards that we were dealt with this past winter and we had a lot of fun making the most out of it. 
(above) Josh Dirksen bringing that surf style to life, found on the Patagonia site for their new merino wool base layers.

For more backcountry snowboard photography visit Tyler Roemer Photography's official website (HERE)

Red Bulletin | Lower Lewis Falls

Kayaker Drew Eastman drops off of the 43 foot tall Lower Lewis Falls in Washington.
The August issue of The Red Bulletin just hit the shelves with this double page spread of kayaker Drew Eastman bombing off of Lower Lewis Falls in Washington. I shot this years ago, I waded in knee deep cold water waiting in anticipation for Drew and his wife Cristina Eastman to spill over the falls. The both of them made it over the falls unscathed but Christina's brother on the other hand ended up bashing his arm and breaking his paddle in two. In the end he was fine, just a little worked over. 

 Drew and Cristina both made a small appearance in Patagonia's movie Damnation, worth the watch for sure. 

For more outdoor photography visit Tyler Roemer Photography's official website (HERE)

Basin & Range National Monument

Basin and Range National Monument, Barack Obama, The white house
This past Friday President Barack Obama announced that he is making the Basin and Range land in Nevada into a National Monument. Basin and Range National Monument will be over 700,000 acres for the public to enjoy, it was an honor to help protect and photograph these important lands with support from Conservation Lands Foundation. This monument was selected along with two other national monuments on Friday to protect American landscape, native artwork and heritage.

Crazy to think that these photos made it to the President and the White House.

Basin and Range National Monument
Basin and Range National Monument at sunset. photo: Tyler Roemer

Hoodoo balanced rock Basin and Range National Monument
Hoodoo rock feature 'Basin and Range National Monument' Nevada. photo: Tyler Roemer

Camping and cooking in Nevada's Basin and Range National Monument.
Jesse Bernier settling in for the night with dinner. Basin and Range National Monument. photo: Tyler Roemer. If you would like to read more about the National Monument check out The Washington Post article (here) and LA Times piece (here).

For more photography visit Tyler Roemer Photography's official website (HERE)

Two covers, one legend: Dean Potter

Rock and Ice magazine with Dean Potter on the cover. Issue 228 August 2015.
Well I always wanted to get the cover of Rock and Ice magazine but not with these unfortunate circumstances. Dean Potter as most of you know lost his life wing-suit flying in Yosemite National Park off of Taft Point with Graham Hunt on May 16th 2015, he was 43 years old. I always viewed Dean as the black sheep of the outdoor climbing world, not caving into other's world views. He truly did what he wanted to do in life, I didn't know Dean well but his actions spoke louder than words. Dean made a lot of people upset with his outdoor antics by scoffing at rules and regulations and by doing so he aroused conversation about what you should and shouldn't do in the outdoors, making him a controversial outdoor athlete figure.

(Above) Dean Potter in the August 2015 issue of Rock and Ice with a tribute to Graham Hunt and his life. I really enjoyed reading the 'Editors Note' where Jeff Jackson called out one of New York Times authors for not knowing what he was writing about. Journalistic integrity or op-ed piece from the NYT's?  I will let you be the judge of that one (here).

Dean Potter outside at Smith Rock in Oregon on the cover of Outside Magazine.
Dean Potter on the cover of Go Outside Magazine - Brazil Edition | photo Tyler Roemer

FREERIDE Magazine | Jamie Goldman

FREERIDE Magazine out of Germany went to print with this image of Jamie Goldman styling it out. Jamie has had one crazy year, he broke his neck in Mexico in a downhill competition, had a beautiful daughter and started fabricating high quality bike ramps. He is now back on his bike after his injury and is really doing well, with plans on coaching biking this summer the future is bright for this one.
For more mountain bike photography visit Tyler Roemer Photography's official website (HERE)

Dean Potter | Men's Journal

Men's Journal article on Dean Potter's final flight.
     A tribute piece on the late Dean Potter found in July issue of Men’s Journal.

     I didn’t know Dean well, I think there are only a handful of people that truly did know him. From the short time that I hung out with Dean I found him to be relaxed, cool, calm, and calculated. 

    This image was shot with an old Polaroid of Dean in 2012 at Smith Rock in Oregon. At the time he insisted that his dog Whisper be in the shot, when the camera was pulled up his dog posed like a she was on a senior portrait shoot. Out of the multiple shots taken that day this image stood out to me because of Dean’s genuine smile and look of contentment.

Competitor Magazine | Bend, Oregon

Trail runners along the Deschutes River, Bend Oregon.
Competitor Magazine sent writer Mario Frailoi and me out to capture and speak about Bend's cult running culture for their June issue. Seems like we hit all types of weather on this assignment, snow, wind, rain and the occasional sunshine blast. 

Male runner along the Deschutes River, Bend Oregon.

Smith Rock Trail running entrance in Oregon.
Mario Frailoi dropping into Smith Rock. 

A few badass runners, (lower left) Max King and Picky Bars co-owner Lauren Fleshman. 

Cue the classic Bend. 

Mountain Outlaw Magazine | Mexico

Carson Storch bikes in the small town of Real de Catorce, Mexico found in the new issue of Mountain Outlaw MagazineThis photo has been locked away for a while now so it's nice to it surface. Carson had so many flat tires from the cactus and the rugged landscape on this trip that I thought we were going to run out of spares. 
For more outdoor bike photography visit Tyler Roemer Photography's official website (HERE)

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