the Holga goes to Long Beach Peninsula

if you follow this blog,  you know that my tried and true traveling companion is my Holga.  I rarely get to shoot it for actual jobs,  so i make sure to always take it on trips.   Over the 4th of July weekend,  Meredith and i went up to the LBP with a group of friends for a few days.   So of course,  the Holga came along.

While driving around we found these really amazing weather worn water towers with huge christian images painted on them.   pretty wild.

Turning Up the Heat

I just posted the newest installment of my Catching the Ox project.   Shot with Jenna Gersbach-King, the subject was Heat.   How apropos!   Check it out...

Ivy Manning for Cooking Light

I first me the food writer Ivy Manning when we did a cover shoot years ago for NW Palette magazine.  Since then,  i have been following her work,  so when Cooking Light called and asked me to do a portrait shoot,  i was all in.   

Big props to a lady who can quote as many lines from Raising Arizona as I can!

berries 101

some new ad shots for NSM...

New Seasons Market Summer Campaign

New Seasons is my most favoritest client.   They just rule!  Much love to Valerie Malcolm,  Demitri Fregosi and all the talented folks at Ziba Design who seem to really really like my work.  I'm so happy with how these ads turned out.  Really Great!   Keep an eye out for big-ass banners hanging over the check out area at various stores around town.

You might recognize the super cute farmer gal in the first ad.... #marriedtoamodel

recipe testing in the studio with Andrea Slonecker

can't say much about these shots,  but i though they were pretty cool.  more to come....

schlemiel, schlimazel, hasenfeffer incorporated...

I had the opportunity to photograph the maiden voyage of the first ever wine canning process.  History in the making,  and all i could do was sing the Laverne and Shirley theme somg in my head all afternoon!   You can read about the process and follow all of their adventures on the Union Wine Co.  BLOG.


"Fuji Transfer" just doesn't have the same ring...

I have been shooting a lot of the Fuji Instant film over the past year or two. I usually save the color film for the spring and summer since you need pretty much directly blaring sunlight to get a properly exposed image.    

For the latest installment of my photo project Catching the Ox,  (this round was done with Michelle Lopez of Hummingbird High)  I really wanted to do a Polaroid Transfer style image of some plants and owls in out garden.  I hadn't done any transfers in many years so I learned the hard way that there are some major differences with the Fuji film.  With a fortuitous trip to Blue Moon Camera in St. Johns,  I got on the right track and made some interesting images.   I gotta be honest and say i like the Polaroid Transfers a lot better,  but this was still a fun exercise.

Here are three similar images:  one regular positive,  one chemical transfer and one emulsion transfer.

the Holga goes to the Beach with Lucky Peach Magazine

I haven't been able to post much about my three day shoot out on the Oregon Coast with Lucky Peach, other than to say it was amazing!!!! Most definitely the best shoot i've ever done.   .....But much  more on all that later.   I was shooting digital and lots and lots of Polaroids,   but as I have mentioned in the past,  the Holga gets upset if its not involved as well,  so i made sure to click a few frames.

C is for cookie... thats good enough for me.

I just did a round of Catching the Ox with the most excellent photographer and cook,  Kylie Antolini,   who is the voice and vision behind the blog The Baking Bird.  The subject matter was cookies.   I baked a recipe of my Mom's for white chocolate,  cranberry,  pecan Oatmeal cookies.   Check out Kylie's recipe on her blog,   and check out our collaboration HERE.

La Taq and a tale of Tex Mex torture

 As it happened,  i was on day 5 of a health cleanse the afternoon i scheduled my La Taq shoot.    Now,   going without booze,  caffeine, sugar, meat,  dairy and wheat for a week is bad enough,  but standing directly over bowls of velveeta cheese sauce,  pots of carnitas and crema covered enchiladas was,   and i'm just being honest here,  pure F#@*ing Torture!   But Meredith and i headed back the next day to break our fast and celebrate with cocktails,  meat and especially velveeta cheese.   Go check em out,  but go early.  The space is small and fills up fast-  for good reason!

one from the vault

I was digging thru some old folders and came across this great portrait of Andy Ricker and Ha "Christina" Luu,  the matriarch of Ha Vl.   Andy first turned me on to the amazing soups at Ha Vl a few years ago.  At this point,  most folks in pdx have been out to try it.   If you are one of the uninitiated,   then get out there!  But go early,  cause when the soup runs out,  thats it for the day.

this little figgy went to market

A few weeks ago,   i reconnected with the ultra nice folks of Three Little Figs Jam.   We had a great day of styling and shooting their products.   Luckily,   Liz Cowan,  the founder of 3LF Jam used to be a photo stylist who has worked with the likes of Annie Leibovitz and Mark Seliger!  Mostly a fashion stylist,  she jumped right into the food thing and helped created some amazing scenes.   Check out their site and order some jam for your next..... jam!

Flâneur Wines

Last summer,  i was contacted by a pretty awesome dude from D.C.  named Martin,  who had decided to build,  from the ground up,  a new vineyard and winery in Oregon.   He wanted photo documentation from day one,  and was hoping i was on board for the project.    Sounded super fun to me,  so i headed out to a 40 acre field full of blackberry brambles and head high wheat,   and i walked the whole property,   taking photos.   

Cut to almost a year later and the vine starters are being planted.  So i headed back out to document the land,  the workers and of course a celebratory champagne sabering.  (shutter speed 1/8000 of a sec!)