On the occasion of my 40th birthday, I captured 3 Holga images in Port Townsend. I rarely, if ever, get usable distorted images with my Holga, but i was quite happy with these. It was a chilly rainy day. The best kind of day to contemplate life, movement and mortality.
Meredith and I had an amazing 3 days over our birthday weekend up in Port Townsend. Its a great little town to wander around in, rain or shine (which we got both of) and we even got to take a ferry ride over to Whidbey Island to walk across the bridge at Deception Point.
And as usual, the Holga came along for the ride.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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....
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.