....to capture moments like this.
Last week i began what i hope will be a long and creative relationship with the wonderful people of Our Table Cooperative, a farm out in Sherwood Oregon. While i was there, i met some great people, some chilled out cows, some particular chickens and a bad ass rooster, and got to be bombarded by 50 baby geese as well as witness an actual bee swarm, which is nothing short of really intense. Here are a few shots from the day.
While i was out at Our Table Cooperative, i shot some Polaroids with the ol' land camera. Pretty stoked....
I was hanging out with Tommy Habitz last week and we both decided it was time to do something about the Trigger website, which up to this point was a simple splash page. So me and my trusty web genius, Katie took on the task and there should be a new site up and running in the next few weeks. its not up yet, but if you are reading this in the later part of May, check it out HERE.
Meanwhile, here are a few of my favorite shots. makin' ya hungry or what? This beer can chicken shot cracks me up....
New Seasons is definitely one of my favorite clients. This farmer pic was shot last summer as an outtake for a different ad entirely. i was actually on location with another client last week and she mentioned seeing it on the back cover of Edible Portland.
For the salsa shot, i got to be location scout, food stylist, prop stylist, shopper and photographer. Location....? our newly remodeled kitchen.
when i was down in Santa Barbara last month shooting Cat Cora for Mozo (pictures soon to come...) i also made the acquaintance of a group of chefs that own and run a great spot called Anchor. soon after my trip, they came up for a whirlwind 3 days in pdx and i got about 30 minutes with them at the Ace Hotel to do a quick shoot. There were donuts and card tricks and dominoes and tallboys and more than a little grab ass.
a few months ago, Meredith, Elvis and I got to head out to Pacific City for a story i was shooting for the newest Imbibe Magazine. it was a great day trip out to the coast and the spread looks tight. Props to Art Director Molly Henty for the gorgeous layout. And thanks to all the folks at Pelican Brewery for making my job easy.
as i have mentioned in a few previous posts, i have been shooting a huge rebrand for Union Wine. This next shoot took me, unexpectedly, to Bryan Steeleman's house. You may know him as the founder, owner and Pater Familias of the Por Que No family. Bryan's wife has an eye for amazing props and their house is chock full of them- which obviously makes my life much easier. combined with the skilled art direction of Michael Etter, i pretty much just had to show up and click the shutter.... well, not entirely.
Stay tuned, one more Union shoot to come.
last week i did my first shoot for the WSJ. The story was about the wonderful world of Portland Oregon wines. You can read it HERE.
It was a seriously crazy day of running around from location to location. it brought me back to my old school commando "have camera will travel" days. no budget for an assistant, and my camera bag is a lot heavier than it used to be. but the spread looked great, so thats what matters.
the locations i shot were: Imperial, Le Pigeon, Vinopolis, Line & Elsin and Gruner. Here are some of my favorite pics, and some that didn't make the cut...