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Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex

My good friend, and 5X X Games gold medalist, Daniel Dhers is in the process of opening his very own public skatepark near Raleigh, NC. The place is called D.D.A.S.C. or the Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex. It's a 37,000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor riding facitlity for BMX, Mountain Biking and Skateboarding and will be open sometime next month in March of 2014. While still in the building phase, Daniel invited me down for a sneak peak of the place and to shoot some exclusive photos for a feature on the ESPN / X Games site. So I drove down in early February, hung out for 4 days and had a...

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Red Bull Stratos Exhibit

I'm currently in the process of building a new website, so it's been really tough to find time inbetween shooting assignments and working on my new site to update my blog. However, there have been a couple really cool shoots I did in the past couple months that I really want to share, so I'm making time! The first one is the Red Bull Stratos Exhibit I photographed at the end of January. Red Bull created a touring museum, including the capsule, spacesuit and other amazing artifacts from Felix Baumgarner's succesful supersonic free fall from the...

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Trey Wood for Monster Energy

At the tail-end of summer, I had the pleasure of shooting photos with professional skateboarder, Trey Wood. The amazing thing about Trey, is that he's only 13, already has a handful of sponsors and compeats in the X Games in Big Air! The photos we took were shot at Camp Woodward for his sponsor, Monster Energy and were recently published on their site for a profile on Trey. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the shoot and you can check out the rest on the...

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Senior Pictures with Tiffany Kantartzis

I hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving break! I've been doing some much needed updating to my website, and I'm finally getting around to sharing some photos from recent shoots. Last week I did a fun senior portait shoot with Tiffany Kantartzis from Strongsville, High School. It was bit cold that day but the sun was out and ended up getting some really great shots! Here are a few of our favorites. If you are someone looking for senior pictures or a portrait session for headshots, you can email me at cyorkphoto@gmail.com for rates. Happy...

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2013-14 Cleveland Visitor's Guide Cover

I am honored to have the cover of the 2013-14 Cleveland Visitor's Guide, featuring the above photo I took of the brand new Cleveland Convention Center and I'm even more excited to be apart of all the awesome changes happening here in my hometown! To see a digital copy of the entire destination planning guide, click here. Whether you're in town for a meeting at the new Convention Center, or just passing through on a future trip be sure to check out...

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Anthony Bennett for Sports Illustrated and McDonald's

I'm so excited to finally be able to share some photos of Anthony Bennett I took for Sports Illustrated Magazine. Anthony is a professional basketball player who plays Forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers and was the number one overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. The photo shoot was for a McDonald's "Time Out" series, that featured an interview with Bennett and was published in the November, 4th...

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Fall in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Autumn is my favorite time of year and I'm glad I was home this fall to capture it. Cleveland, Ohio is one of the best places to enjoy the colorful fall foliage, and the Cleveland Metroparks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park are two of the best places to take it all in. Fortunately for me, I was assigned to photograph the both locations for the visitor's bureau of Cleveland, Positively Cleveland. I spent two weeks exploring...

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Dew Tour in San Francisco

Earlier this month, I flew to San Francisco, California to shoot the Dew Tour Toyota City Championships for a few clients including, Allisports (Dew Tour), Monster Energy, ESPN and BMX Plus! Magazine. For the 2nd year in a row the Dew Tour was hosted in the heart of San Francisco at the Civic Center Plaza. With it's unique architecture, iconic bridges and unique statues, it made for the...

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2013 Cleveland National Senior Games

Last month, I was hired to photograph the 2013 National Senior Games here in Cleveland, Ohio. The Senior Games are a biennial competition for men and women 50 and older, and features over 19 different disciplines of competition. It's the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors and believe it or not, was a really exciting event to shoot. I was told that some of the people competing where in their 100's! I can't even imagine being able to live that long, let alone to be able to compete in sport! It was really inspiring to see and a privelage to...

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Cleveland Skyline

If you follow me on any of my social networks, you probably notice my updates have been a little infrequent lately. That's because I had a multitude of projects going on lately. One of which, was a commissioned project to photograph the Cleveland skyline from multiple vantage points. I spent a little over two weeks, scouting locations, dodging the weather, shooting and editing photos. Born and raised in Cleveland, I'm really happy to see how the skyline has grown over the years and I had a really fun time shooting this project and exploring the city more. Here are some of my favorite...

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