Wheels & Waves

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For five days in June, the seaside town of Biarritz, France, is taken over by thousands of surfers, skaters, and motorcycle riders. "Wheels & Waves," as it's called, is a rider-centric gathering with events taking place in towns in France and Spain. Apogeo Photos Member James Conley covered the event this year. These are some of his images.

Biarritz, France, and various locations in Basque Country • 2017

Devon Horse Show—2017

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The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair has been running since 1896 and is the oldest and largest multi-breed horse show in the United States. Apogeo Photos Member James Conley has been covering the event for two years as part of a larger, on-going project. These are some of his latest images.

Devon, Pennsylvania • 2017


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We are happy to announce that Stylist Artur Kirsh will be using several images from James Conley's story on The Race of Gentlemen in his Manayunk, Pennsylvania Studio. 

As detailed on his website:

Artur has gained a reputation among women of influence and taste as the go-to stylist for the exclusive, glamorous service that they demand. Over the years, he has styled luminaries that range from stars from the local CBS3 news team to national broadcasts at NBC, CBS, and ABC. Celebrities in Artur’s styling repertoire include Celine Dion, Kathy Griffin, Nicole Miller, and Ken Downing. He has styled the supermodels of New York and Milan’s Fashion Weeks, the Chanel Trunk Show, Christian Louboutin Fashion Show at Neiman Marcus, the Carmen Marc Valvo Fashion Show, and the Derek Lam Fashion Show. For all of his national and international renown, however, Artur Kirsh retains a humble approach to his work and a selfless demeanor to his person.

We are delighted to have James' work showcased in Artur's Studio.

Settings things straight.  

Artur is allowed to touch the artwork!

Grouse Mountain

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In British Columbia, 2017

text by Craig Conley
images by James Conley

An ancient riddle of the Squamish people asks, what do you need to scale a mountain?  The answer isn't ropes, picks, a backpack, or a tent. All you need is the mountain itself.  

Overlooking the city of Vancouver and a very good part of British Columbia, Grouse Mountain is remarkable for many things, perhaps most especially its accessibility.  Indeed, there's public transportation all the way to the spectacular views at the peak.  Ferries and seabusses dock at Canada Place, where a free mountain shuttle and other public transit deliver guests to the base of the mountain.  

Then a gondola makes the steep journey to the lodge, and chair lifts lead to the summit, home to a massive wind turbine with its own elevator to the ultimate 360° view.  Not everyone opts to ski or zip line or hike to other magnificent peaks in the Coast Mountain range.  Many are more than satisfied to dine at the lodge, whose southwest-facing windows maximize the views of the city, the sunset, and meteor showers.  Even after the snows melt, there are still plenty of sparkles atop Grouse Mountain, as it literally does collect stardust.  (You might even take home a meteorite as a free souvenir.)