Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Scenic | Gallery Prints | Printroom

I'm trying something new in regards to getting prints to my customers.
A few people have expressed interest in prints.
I now have an account with printroom.com which you can view and order prints directly to your door at: danlubbers.printroom

I currently only have a few of my "scenic" shots available.
If anyone is interested in a print of another photograph on my site,
email me: (lubbers.dan @ gmail.com) and I'll see what I can do.

More images will be added in the near future...
Your feedback is the best way I can cater to your needs.

I still print locally in Dye Sublimation, so if your interested in that printing format email for that as well.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jim James & Daniel Martin Moore's Mountaintop Removal Benefit Show @ 21C

I would like to preface this by saying:
"I did not end up shooting that many photographs of the show this evening. In a crowd of aprx. 300, there were probably 1/3 or more with cameras. Most of whom were shooting "in my opinion" excessively, especially with flashes. I can only imagine how distracting it was for the speakers and musicians to deal with this throughout the entire show. There was one person in particular that felt the need to shoot at a rate of 5-7 fps for a period of 3-5 sec each time he wanted to take "a" shot. I understand that is a way of getting "the shot," but for real this isn't football. People paid good money to "enjoy" the speakers and music not to hear camera shutters and be blinded by flashes every other second. I'm just saying, it would be nice if a photographer would get the shot and step back to enjoy the performance as well."

Anyways... Enough of my ranting.

Out of 25 images that I shot, here are a few I thought were worthy:

Wendell Berry
Daniel Martin Moore
Jim James ( Yim Yames ) & Daniel Martin Moore
Their right feet were both tapping in sync.
Jim James

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Moon Halo | Moon Ring

I was heading home the other night on Dec. 1st and saw the
beautiful phenomenon of the moon halo up in the sky.
I quickly ran in the house grabbed my equipment and
was able to get these two shots before it dissipated.

I remember there being a superstition/folklore to the event.
This is what I was able to find about it:

When there is a ring around the moon bad weather usually follows within about 24-48 hours. This is because the halo or ring around the moon is caused by millions of tiny ice particles that form high in the upper atmosphere. The effect is produced because the crystals are scattering the moonlight by diffracting the light through their little hexagonal prisms. These ice crystals generally form in thin cirrus clouds that normally precede a warm front by one or two days. Typically, a warm front will be associated with a low pressure system which is commonly referred to as a storm.

Direct shot - Notice the beautiful colors in the ring.
Very Ominous...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Behind the scenes shoot with Daniel Brechner

Went out with Daniel Brechner last Sunday and snapped a few shots.

Action shot
Lifestyle shot
Diagram of specs and light set-up.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bonny Billy & the Picket Line: Funtown Comedown | Release Date: Dec. 15, 2009

It appears that there is now a Pre-sale date for "Funtown Comedown"
Nov. 17th, 2009

The actual release date is set for Dec. 15th, 2009

I had a great time shooting this album over the year of 2008 with Will and the gang. It's nice to see something that
everyone put so much time and effort into come to fruition.
This release is Vinyl only, so you'll have to go buy a copy to see the various photographs of the band presented in and throughout this album.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Autumn in Red River Gorge, KY

I was finally able to get out and hike around for a
bit last weekend during the Autumn peak.

Hopefully I'll be back to being able to ascend/descend ropes soon
so I can start shooting some climbers.

Princess Arch

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Drive: Shadow Ayala | UCmag | issue: 33

I shot and interviewed Shadow Ayala for a
Drive article in UCmag this past month.
Go pick up issue: 33 to check it out in print or

Here is an out-take image that didn't make it in the mag.

Shadow & Sumo

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bonny Billy & the Picket Line: Funtown Comedown

Look for the Vinyl edition of "Funtown Comedown" in the near future. All photography for this Live Studio album shot by me (Dan Lubbers).

Here's what Drag City has to say about the upcoming album:

Bonny Billy and The Picket Line Funtown Comedown
LIVE (in the studio) is the Bonny one with next-generation bluegrass band known as The Picket Line. They’re the official dance band of Funtown, a metaphysical little community in the woods outside Louisville. Bonny and the boys (and girl) run through a set of BPBclassics, some Palace songs and a few classic country covers. VINYL ONLY! (And download exclusively on the new-and-retro-improved www.dragcity.com!)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Perspectve: Timy Fairfield

Climbing Issue: 278 | Perspective | Timy Fairfield

You can view the extend version of the interview with more eye candy that I shot along with images from Timy's Personal Collection on climbing.com

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bio In Climbing Magazine Issue: 278

Excerpt taken from Climbing Magazine:

A resident of Louisville Kentucky, the freelance photographer Dan Lubbers (danlubbers.com) discovered climbing eight years ago, after a visit to the local gym. A creative mind and a love of the arts have ushered Lubbers, 29, into photojournalism, landing him jobs shooting everyone from Jason Kehl, to the Icelandic band L.B.H. Krew, to fashion models. "Photography/videography is always something I've created to some degree," Lubbers says "I started to approach it as a career path in the past year and a half." His evocative Perspective portrait of the New Mexico shredder Timy Fairfield (p.90), shirtless, was taken after five weeks in a van with Fairfield as part of the La Sportiva Solutions tour in 2007. The dark, high-contrast shot aptly captures Fairfield's intense personality. "We shot it in a field at night in the Red River Gorge," recalls Lubbers. "It took maybe 45 minutes-it was mid-November and cold!" Lubbers' work has appeared in Climbing, Iceland Airwaves, and Urban Climber Magazines.

Climbing Issue: 278 is out now
Go get a copy and read Timy's Perspective Piece

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Idea Festival Sept 23-26 2009

I had the honor the other day of being asked to have one of my photographs in the Idea Festival this year. It will be applied to: "The ART of ACTIVISM: How Art, Music & the Written Word Changed History and Shape our Lives!"
The image will be shown on Wednesday between the hours of 11:30-2pm, which will be held at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Reel Rock Film Contest: Winners

I am proud to say that the video I assisted on and shot the photographs for "Spraylords" by Victory Productions was the winner of the Humor category.

I am also excited that Timy Fairfield's video "Do What You Like" by Nathan Bancroft won the category for Inspiration.

My personal favorite "Pose Age 38" won the Judges Choice Award.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Laying low with my brain...

Apparently I suffered a concussion to my brain stem mid-July. Needless to say, I haven't really been able to shoot much or do anything else for that matter.
I'm fascinated with anatomy and my neurologist suggested that I get an MRI of my brain.
Figured I would take some images and create an animation with them in photoshop to amuse myself and get over my boredom of cabin fever of resting for the past month and a half.

*I put these on here only for aesthetic purposes - not medical diagnosis - so enjoi*

Perspective: Brain from above...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Prana - Chris Sierzant

Image I shot of Chris Sierzant soloing "Chainsaw" at the Motherlode, RRG, KY.
Seen here on Prana's site.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Zac Sands "Man in the Van"

A good friend of mine "Zac Sands" has been on the road for a bit this summer and still is...
He started a blog for people to keep up with his travels.

Shot this image of him before he left:

Some of you might recognize him by his silhouette image
I shot for UCmag's Photo Annual - Hah!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Lightning images...

I've been laid up for the last month, not doing much at all except recovering.
Long story short: I suffered trauma to my brainstem.

Needless to say, I'm starting to feel better and was able to utilize
some of my free time and chase a storm yesterday.

Here are two images I caught of the lightning:

Full Rainbow with Lightning
(note: not a composite - single image)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Reel Rock Film Contest: View and Vote!

The Reel Rock Film Contest is now officially online for your viewing pleasure.

Producer & Director: Spencer Victory
Photography by: Dan Lubbers
Original Music created by: Shadow Ayala

Aaron Nietzel, Karissa Dunbar, Thalia Stolper & Chris Sierzant

Monday, June 22, 2009

iPhone images from last week's trip to Key West & Miami

Spent last week in Key West and South Beach, camping, lounging, swimming and drinking.
Traveled lightly with only my clothes and iphone.

Here is a montage of the few things I captured:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Behind the scenes shots from the " Ashley Holt " photoshoot

Last week between trips from the Red River Gorge to Key West/Miami I had a few hours one evening to shoot with model Ashley Holt.
I picked her up and we drove up US 42 looking for the perfect location.
We'd pass a farm and say, "nope" or "maybe" and kept on driving.
We reached Skylight, Ky and saw the shed that is featured here in these images and thought it would be perfect.

Below are a few out-take shots and a diagram of lighting for those interested.

This was shot with a slowed shutter speed 1/60th, while Ashley twirled
and frozen by pop of the strobes.
This is a really nice shot of her natural smile
Here is a diagram for those of you who ask about my lighting.
I took this idea from Master "Joe McNally"

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Micah Dash, Johnny Copp & Wade Johnson Lost in China

In case you are a cave dweller, you've probably already heard about the three mountaineers: Micah Dash, Johnny Copp & Wade Johnson missing in China.

If you haven't heard: All info can be read about here

My heart goes out to all their family and friends as well as the people
who are involved in the search and rescue efforts.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Spraylords Montage

Behind the scenes shots on the making of "Spraylords"
by Victory Productions.
Coming this fall...

Friday, May 15, 2009

2009 Reel Rock Film Tour

Enter your exciting, original, hilarious or inspiring short film in the 2009 Reel Rock Film Tour.
Film must not be longer than 2 minutes and must be related to climbing in some aspect.
Deadline is July 20th, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Spraylords Photoshoot

Just finished up the weekend shooting portraits and behind the
scenes for the much anticipated "Spraylords" video
coming this fall from Victory Productions.

Images will be posted soon!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Time for another Clayboard

This clayboard I created back in 2003 from a BLURR AD that was in Climbing Magazine.
Don't remember who the athlete was?
Think her name might have been D'arcy.
(For those that are curious... All aspects of this creation was free-hand.)


Monday, April 27, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A few lifestyle images from Lilly

Spencer Victory setting up the jib.
Daniel Woods

I need you to crimp the shit outta it!
A little BETA before the send of Testify V12
Luna Moths hung with us all night...

Root-beer - Get it?
Climbing images will be published in the future...
I will post in what advertisement and/or editorial they will be seen.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Lilly Sessions Portrait Montage

This past weekend I met up with Daniel Woods at the Lilly Boulders, TN in hopes that he was going to repeat James Litz's unrepeated "Chinese Arithmetic" V13/14.
Woods got the 2nd ascent of this problem on his third try.
This kid is a beast. Woods then came back for the shoot at midnight and did it again first go.
A good time was had by all that night and here is a quick portrait montage I edited of the peeps that were there til dawn.

The peeps that made it out: Kasia Pietras, Courtney Sanders, Spencer Victory, Daniel Woods, Nathan Drolet, Jimmy Webb & myself.

I will post a few out-take images in the next few days...So check back!


Friday, April 10, 2009

Waverly Sanatorium Tuberculosis Hospital

Here are a few images I ran across from a past
RedBull event taken in OCT 2008
Supposedly this place is haunted and every fall there are tours throughout
the abandoned structure.

And some images...

Self Explanatory

This was the light used when cut open patients
chests to get inside the ribcage

Supposedly on this floor a violent ghost
has hit and knocked people down.

502 ROOM -
Nurse hung herself here in 1928

People have been trapped behind this door with
either eyes gouged out or have been found dead.