Posts Tagged ‘bellingham’

Mount Baker Summit

August 5, 2011

The AAI team on the Summit(I am on the far right in Red/Blue)

All Photos Copyright 2011 Photos for the People/Jefferson L. Morriss

On Monday August 1st, with a team from the American Alpine Institute, I summited Mount Baker in Washington State. It was a fantastic experience and was great getting to know all my fellow climbers. Our two guides were beyond exceptional, thanks David and Chad!  Enclosed are a couple pictures from the climb.

Jefferson L. Morriss

One of our tents and the Milky Way

Going up the Roman Headwall as another team goes down



March 15, 2011

Jason is always down for a photo shoot when I have ideas, I love it.  I got this random idea involving a circle of lights one day and this is the result.

Strobist info:  10 led lights(think $1 store) mounted on a quilting circle(they were mainly for look, minimal light came from them)

Nikon SB-600 with grid(camera left) @ 1/4 power

Nikon SB-28(upper camera right) @ 1/8 power


Hope you enjoy.

-Jefferson L. Morriss

Photo in WECU Calendar out now

November 28, 2010

I mentioned this briefly earlier this year and the time has come.   The 2011 WECU calendar is now out. One of our cityscape photos has been kindly selected and featured for ‘March’ of 2011.  If you live around Whatcom County be sure to pick one up.  The photo in question is the Mount Baker Theatre steeple. You can see this photo and others at “Our Other Site” which features landscapes and street photography.

The Hub Editorial Feature

October 30, 2010

My latest multi-media project for the Bellingham Business Journal is currently up on BBJTODAY.COM

This was a fun project.  Kyle Morris, the man behind The Hub, was great to work with and an interesting cat.  Kyle has a free-spirited nature about him that resonates to The Hub and I believe the community at whole.  Check out the piece and then check out The Hub.

Jefferson L. Morriss

Green & Red

September 3, 2010

Photograph Copyright Jefferson L. Morriss/Photos for the People

First M-Media Bham Biz Journal Project Up

June 7, 2010

Photos for the People’s first multi-media project for the Bellingham Business Journal is now online.

Check it out on The Bellingham Business Journal’s website.

Check back every month for the next feature project.

Jefferson L. Morriss

Tall Ship

May 9, 2010

The Lady Washington

A crew member from the ship tells a story to people on shore.

Cronk Guitars – Editorial Media Project

April 3, 2010

All Photography/text copyright Jefferson L. Morriss 2010

After nearly two months and 50 hours later the Cronk Guitars project is done.  I met Bryan at a Christmas bazaar in 2009 and was fascinated by the beautiful guitars he made. We talked a bit and I ended started work on telling Bryan’s story in late January.  I spent 30+ hours with Bryan as he built a guitar from scratch along with many hours of editing.  I had no idea how intricate and precise everything had to be and Bryan always seemed to impress me with his attention to detail and quest for perfection. Be sure to go down a few posts to check out the behind the scenes for this photo setup.

Check out the piece below or visit my site to see a bigger size video in the multi-media section.


Local guitar maker has connections to classic rock band

Bryan Cronk,23, a local custom guitar maker in Whatcom County, will have one of his guitars signed by the classic rock band, “Bad Company” and auctioned off to benefit orphans in Africa this month.

“It’s pretty exciting.” Bryan said. “It’s a big step up for the company.” Although not sure how much the guitar will fetch, Bryan is glad that it will be going to a good cause.

Bryan has been making guitars for the past five years under the name of “Cronk Guitars” in Whatcom County. Wood making started around age five for Bryan helping his dad, a former logger of 18years, make custom kitchen cabinets. He made his first guitar when he was a senior in high school and since then has made upwards of 40 plus guitars.

The Cronk Foundation, a non-profit organization Bryan runs, also ties in his love of music and guitar making. Bryan donates his time and guitars to various local schools to encourage kids to follow their dreams through musical education.

Bad Company is currently touring over in the U.K. and will be auctioning off the guitar sometime in the next couple weeks. Stay tuned for a follow up article with an update on the auction.

This guitar will be signed by the classic rock band “Bad Company”