i have had the good luck to do all the shooting so far for the woodsman tavern and market. if you haven't been over there, whatcha waiting for, yo? check em out. the food is dope, the drinks are sublime and, lets face it, its a design major's wet dream.
here are some new shots from the freshly opened super bad ass market, offering the best of the best from portland, brooklyn and elsewhere in-between.
there are certain spots around town that i love to shoot at: good light, good people, good food. clyde common is definitely near the top of that list. i hadn't been back to shoot in over a year, so it was time to update the images.
it was a full day of shooting but we got a ton of gorgeous images...
lets face it, we all know kettlemans are the best bagels that portland has ever seen (read: don't fuck that up, Noah's...) and i was recently hired by the designer/owner to shoot all of their spots around town. it actually ended up being a super fun assignment. i got to check out some new spaces and met quite a few cool kids working at the shops. here are just a few of my favorites.
i was killing time the other day at woodsman tavern while the kitchen was setting up. i happened to look around and realized the light quality was just too good to pass up...
(i love these shots, and this is exactly why i keep this blog going.)
killing two birds with one stone this year... no pun intended... i decided to have the first ever Holiday session of the Catching the Ox project centered around thanksgiving and featuring the one and only heather hawksford. here were a few of my favorites shots from the day. click HERE to see which one made the cut.
its been a while since i had the time or focus to shoot one of these, and to be honest i just hand' t been finding any cool characters in my thrift store adventures. then low and behold i found this awesome mod couple yesterday. whats even cooler about them is that they are supposed to be matching bookends, but he lost his stand somewhere along the way, and now just sits in waiting for his lady.
these fellas were something i had picked up a while ago and just held onto. i wasn't sure how i was gonna shoot them and it took a good bit of fiddling around, but i think i got the most out of the subtleties of their expressions. i really spent some time focusing on the little guy's position. the impotence of his gaze is kind of heartbreaking if you look closely.
hopefully more to come soon...
i got invited up to snap some shots before the door officially opened on the new spot up on mississippi opened by john gotham, dan hart and kurt huffman. gonna be a dope spot for a beer and a snack. check it out soon.
owner and paterfamilias of Blue Moon Camera, (and all around awesome dude) Jake Shivey took meredith and i up to sauvie island for some old school 8 x 10 portraits to commemorate our engagement before all the autumn colors faded. i usually hate being on that side of the camera, but it was a great experience.
finding myself in the fine art mood, i snapped a couple of jake and his pup. stay tuned for the finished portraits to hopefully come soon....
over the past year, i have gone out to bethel heights winery in salem to shoot each season. obviously for a winery, the most crucial time of the whole year is harvest. so last week i headed back out to shoot the grape picking and processing. this is something completely new to me, and turned into one of the best shoots of the year. the whole process is pretty amazing. and when the downpour came, i got dumped on. but it was worth it, cause the light after the storm was perfect.
BTW. think yer job is tough? try picking grapes. those dudes don't fuck around.
i love shooting the food, the folks and the space at olympic provisions. recently i was hired to reshoot both spaces. here are some of my faves....