1. Tearsheet Thursday!

    Stephen Hughes, CEO & Cofounder of Boulder Brands for Optimum Wellness

    Art Director: Mark Lesh

    (Source: christopherdthompson.com)

  2. Blake Mills new record is perfect for a Sunday morning. 


  3. "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."
    — John Muir
  4. Friday I photographed the World Premiere of Days Of My Youth for Red Bull. 

    Outtakes like this one of Aspen Spora hiding in a product-toss box are available in my Photoshelter store HERE 


  5. putthison:

    On the Media did a wonderful segment on the ever-blurring lines between advertising and editorial. Publishers are required by law to distinguish between the two, but the push towards “native advertising” has started to render the distinction, well… indistinct.

    "Native advertising" is advertising that is disguised as content. It’s troubling because it undermines the trust readers have in their content providers. Of course, convincing readers that an ad is actually independent editorial is an effective (if deceptive) form of marketing, so advertisers push for it. I know that in our case, we get six or eight solicitations a month for paid content.

    The number of publishers who agree to these schemes - including some of the most prestigious in the world - is disappointing, and it affects our ability to sell traditional, not-a-trick advertising.

    "You know what word works really well? Advertising."

    Beyond sincerely despising native advertising, it’s use is fundamentally detrimental to the core value of every publication. 

    Supporting your favorite mags or papers with a subscription is the best way to encourage quality journalism and break the dependence on advertising dollars for revenue.

    (via wnyc)

  6. Quick camping trip to Independence Pass, CO a couple weeks ago. 

    (Source: christopherdthompson.com)

  7. Independence Pass, CO. 

    (Source: christopherdthompson.com)

  9. I wrote about pot heads & waiting out a rainstorm at Arapahoes Basin’s Closing Day for Independent Skier. Download their summer issue (for free!) in the Itunes store here: http://bit.ly/UXsfAx

  10. A couple more from Tweens Denver show. 

  11. Tweens @ Lost Lake Lounge. Denver. 

    These steady rockers are on tour and are probably rolling through your town. Go see them tonight in Salt Lake City at Kilby Court. 

  12. michaeldavidfriberg:

    Jenny Lewis y’all. 

    A) This guy right here! *Slow clap*

    B) Jenny Lewis’ new record is THE SHIT. For me, Rabbit Fur Coat was one of those ‘just-started-college-and-I’m-ready-for-shit-to-touch-me’ records. The Voyager meets that bar. 


  13. "Living your life like you know you are dying every day is about much more than following your dreams to become a writer or travel the world or live with abandon. Living your life like you know you’re dying means living with compassion, kindness, love, and unfettered generosity. Those are the things that will make you happy and in turn make others happy and make the world a better place for all of us."
  14. Regram from my trusty assistant @joefriendphotography after our shoot at Boulder Brands for Optimum Wellness magazine.

  15. Into the woods. Boulder, CO