Tom and Kate are really freakin' great

In the newest issue of Imbibe Magazine,  I shot a story about wintery Gamays at South East Wine Collective.  During the shoot,  i got to meet and kick it  with the two personalities behind the SEWC: Tom Monroe and his lovely wife Kate.   As you can tell,  a pretty good time was had by all.

Now,  i don't think i will ever get the chance to shoot Mila Kunis and a mid 70s Lee Hazlewood,  but id like to imagine it would go something like this.

New Seasons Holiday Campaign, Thanksgiving Edition

A few weeks ago we did a 4 day shoot to cover all of New Seasons Markets'  Thanksgiving and Christmas images.   It was the largest commercial undertaking i have done and i am happy to say it was a complete success.  (Much in part to the amazing food styling of Andrea Slonecker.) 

Here are a few shots and some finished pdfs from the campaign.   More to come after Turkey Day...  In the meantime,  you can view all the pdfs HERE.

New work for Imbibe Magazine

I had a great time shooting this holiday Gamay party at SE Wine Collective.  Everybody from Imbibe was great to work with.   Kate and Thomas,  the winemakers slash SE Collective owners were so much fun,  and the magazine spread looks fantastic.   Gotta love so many full page images! Pick up a copy soon before they are all gone.

a few more new images in print

Here is a spread from Stay Wild magazine from when i went barnacle hunting a few months ago with Scotty Ketterman.  Its a free mag you can find around Portland,  or check out their website.

And an old shot from a Catching the Ox project got chosen for the new Eat & Drink guide!

Having a Picnic at the Studio

Later in 2015, three of the best food writers in Portland,  Andrea Slonecker,  Jen Stevenson and Marnie Hanel will be coming out with an amazing new cookbook from Artisan called "The Picnic."   Based on their Portland Picnic Society,  the book will feature all sorts of amazing picnicking recipes and ideas.  The design of the book is actually going to be all illustrations,  instead of photos,  which- even as a photographer-  i actually think is gonna be pretty badass.     But Artisan needed a few promo shots,  so the ladies and I got together at the studio and,  well,  had a picnic.

I don't do event photography Part 1

I am not an event photographer.  When i was first starting out,  i would shoot events-  hell,  i would shoot anything.   But over time,  i have come to realize its just not my thing,  so i usually try to avoid it.    But there are those certain times,   (like when your very best client,  Union Wine Co.  asks you to show up and document their awesomeness)   that you just can't refuse.

Example A:  the Feast Sandwich invitational....

I don't do event photography Part 2

As stated in the previous post, I'm just not an event photographer.    But again,  when your favorite client,  Union Wine Co. asks you to document them teaming up with Portland culinary powerhouses Salt & Straw Ice cream,  Jacobsen's Salt and Quin candy at the Feast ight market,   whatcha gonna do?   You grab your camera and have yourself a grand ol' time.

Stay Wild!

Portland Legend,  Art Director Extraordinaire and all around great guy Justin "Scrappers" Morrison recently started up a new free magazine called Stay Wild.   I was honored to be involved in the newest issue.   A few months ago my Buddy Scotty Keterman of Crown Paella met me out at the beach  to do some barnacle harvesting.   We then headed down the coast to Frog Eyes Wasabi farm to grill em up and scarf em down with some of the Lucky Peach Magazine folks.   You can get a little feel for our adventure here. You can see other shots on my website HERE.

This actually marks the first time i took the pics and wrote the copy.   (That English Lit B.A. is finally starting to pay off!)

New Catching the Ox

For the uninitiated,   i curate a little photo project called Catching The Ox.   This time around,   food blogger and photographer Zoe Ching  (@tastytalk) joined in the fun.  Definitely check out her blog Toasty Talk and her photo in the project.

The subject matter this time around was "Dried".  I headed to Fubonn market to browse their wares,  and this is what i came up with.   Anyone out there who wants to be involved,  don't hesitate to email me.

New menus from Persimmon personal chef

Last year my friend and cooking companion Gaela Witter started her own personal chef company,  Persimmon.   Since its inception,  she has been building momentum;  evolving,  expanding and improving.   Having just updated all her menus,  Gaela had me come by and shoot some of her gorgeous dishes.   Here are just a few.  You can see the full Persimmon menus HERE.