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  1. American Photography 33 Archive

    Date 14 Apr 2017
    It’s an honor to say that an image of mine was chosen to be added to the American Photography Archive this year; a portrait from a feature photographed for Powder about the National Brotherhood of Skiers. Winning images are first nominated by a jury and then must receive multiple votes to be chosen. With this…

  2. How to photograph an incredibly talented trumpeter

    Date 29 Mar 2017
    Recently I had the opportunity to photograph an incredibly talented trumpeter by the name of Spencer Ludwig.  You’ve definitely heard his song ’Diggy’ in all of the Target commercials lately, and he’s currently touring throughout North America kicking out the jams.  After some emailing back and forth we decided that the best…

  3. Boa Rebrand

    Date 16 Mar 2017
    Beginning in November I embarked on a 12 day shoot over a two month period for Boa Technology, in locations all over the West coast from Mammoth Mountain to outer Seattle and the hills above Laguna Beach. Our goal was to capture a large mix of photo and video assets…

  4. The Platte for This Is Fly

    Date 20 Feb 2017
    Sometimes it’s not about where you can go but what you can find where you already are. For our 6th feature for This Is Fly, I joined writer Mark Rauschenberger and pro skier Ahmet Dadali on bikes with fishing rods in hand, to shoot a story based on fishing in the heart of Denver along the Platte…

  5. DESCENDENTS Bill Stevenson for Modern Drummer

    Date 27 Nov 2016
    One of my favorite shoots from my ongoing personal project called Work Space (a photo series of cool people doing cool work in cool spaces), was getting to photograph drummer/producer Bill Stevenson at his studio where he records and produces albums for a huge roster of bands including his own, DESCENDENTS. Modern Drummer magazine ran an…

  6. Thanks to the Art Directors Club Denver!

    Date 03 Oct 2016
    Thanks to the Art Directors Club Denver for Friday night’s party!  Pleased to say that I was awarded Top Honors in the Photography category for Night Moves, while also getting a nomination for Road Trip  More info about the show at chipkalback.com/blog/art-directors-club-denver-annual-show

  7. Detroit Bikes for School

    Date 27 Sep 2016
    At the start of fall I was contacted by Boulder-based ad agency School to work together in creating assets for Detroit Bikes, a company whose mission is to encourage cycling by making an accessible, enjoyable bicycle while continuing Detroit’s legacy of quality manufacturing and design The idea for the images were that they had to convey…

  8. National Brotherhood of Skiers for Powder

    Date 15 Sep 2016
    Last spring Powder’s Director of Photography came to me with the opportunity to shoot a portrait heavy feature in Lake Tahoe. The magazine wanted to do a feature on the National Brotherhood of Skiers, an all African-American organization comprised of various ski clubs from around the U.S. which got it’s start in 1973.  The goal of the National…

  9. The Art Directors Club of Denver Annual Show

    Date 31 Aug 2016
    The Art Directors Club of Denver has been in existence since 1955, with an annual juried competition held each year to showcase the best of Denver’s ad agencies and creatives.   After 20 international judges made their picks for this year’s show, I’m pleased to share that both my entries have…

  10. Union Station for Legwork Studio

    Date 25 Aug 2016
    Recently I had the chance to work with Legwork Studio here in Denver for a shoot profiling the Union Station neighborhood. Legwork produces animation/interactive work for a range of brands and agencies, and after being a fan of theirs for a few years now it was awesome to finally get to work together on a project. The goal…

  11. Stand Up Paddle Boarding for 5280

    Date 23 Aug 2016
    Earlier in the summer 5280 reached out to me about shooting some standup paddle boarding (SUP!) somewhere within Colorado. The magazine’s Photo Editor needed an opening image for the Adventure section of their July issue and it had to feel like it was shot on a classically hot Colorado summer evening, despite the cooler weather and rain we were getting at the time of the shoot After…

  12. Millencolin at Summit Music Hall

    Date 23 Jun 2016
    6/3/16 - Denver, CO

  13. FLAG at Summit Music Hall

    Date 21 Jun 2016
    6/4/16 - Denver, CO

  14. Artifact Uprising Layflat Photo Album Review

    Date 11 Apr 2016
    Up until now I’ve never really invested in a solid printed portfolio. I’ve gotten by with my iPad app (in my opinion Portfolio for iPad is the best one out there), or the occasional $50 book printed with any number of online services just so I’d have something on paper. The $50 book served…

  15. Modular Robotics Behind The Scenes

    Date 15 Nov 2015
    Behind the scenes from a recent photoshoot for Modular Robotics’ ad campaign, with help from Roger! Filmed by Josh Groth. More at chipkalback.com/modularrobotics

  16. Night Moves for This Is Fly

    Date 01 Nov 2015
    For the October / November 2015 issue of This Is Fly, written by Mark Rauschenberger

  17. Five photography essentials (and they have nothing to do with gear)

    Date 20 Aug 2015
    Forget about a specific lens or camera, these are the things that keep me going day to day as a working photographer.  1. COFFEE The tried and true elixir of creatives around the world. Plenty of sunrise shoots, client meetings and late night edits have been fueled by this nectar of the gods. It seems…

  18. Rapha Golden Ride

    Date 01 Aug 2015

  19. Capt. Blake Sellers for Rolling Stone

    Date 04 Jul 2015
    I got the email from Rolling Stone about a week before my wedding, asking if I could photograph some portraits of a nuclear missileer; the person who takes direct orders from the President of the United States to launch irreversible nuclear missiles capable of reaching the other side of the planet in 30 minutes…

  20. Red Bull BC One Denver 2015

    Date 03 Jul 2015
    At the start of June, Red Bull reached out to ask if I could shoot the Denver stop of their worldwide breakdancing competition, the Red Bull BC One. Going for 12 years now, the BC One takes place in notable cities around the globe, with the world finals happening in Rome later this year. Before the…

  21. Jen Lewin shot for Work Space

    Date 15 May 2015
    Meet Jen Lewin, mega creative interactive light and sound artist based in Boulder, Colorado. Her project The Pool has traveled the world and continues to do so.  Shot for Work Space, a personal project about creative people doing cool work in unique spaces.

  22. In the studio with Mike Giant

    Date 07 May 2015
    When I heard Mike Giant had relocated from San Francisco to Boulder, I knew I had to email him.  His work has been shown in galleries around the world, and his collaborations include working with brands like Cinelli and Sharpie, with Major Lazer even featuring Mike’s signature style. When Mike got back from a coffee run that morning we got…

  23. Bill Stevenson of Descendents / Black Flag / All

    Date 06 May 2015
    Both an honor and a pleasure getting to photograph Bill Stevenson at his studio, The Blasting Room, for my Work Space photo series about creative people doing cool work in interesting spaces. Being the drummer for Descendents / Black Flag / ALL means you’ve influenced countless drummers out there, some…

  24. FootJoy x Boa Technology

    Date 18 Mar 2015
    Some recent golf work I shot for FootJoy x Boa Technology, via Legwork >>> http://www.footjoy.com/fjlegacy/boa/ 

  25. California Roll 7 of 7

    Date 06 Mar 2015
    Los Angeles

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