life imitating art imitating life

here is one of my favorite images of all time, take in 1952 in Pamplona Spain by Henri Cartier-Bresson:

and here is an image captured last month in San Francisco:

getting the band back together

the 2010 reunion tour of the Wet Seal Bandits kicked off last month in San Fransisco. good times....

our backyard; december afternoon light

these were all shot within 15 minutes on a sunday afternoon in december.

Fleur de Lis bakery

i mean, seriously. how freakin good do these pastries look???

shooting at nostrana

of all the restaurants i have under my belt in PDX, this was my first time shooting at nostrana. I had about 20 min of fading winter light. perfect to capture the Pizza Luganega.

my first Portland Monthly cover!!!

happy birthday to me! this month the portland monthly 2010 restaurant guide hit the stands with one of my pics on the cover. i shot all three articles too, 29 photos in all, so pick one up and see what ive been doing for the past month and a half.

montinore vineyards

as much food as i shoot, i rarely get the opportunity to spend a day shooting at a vineyard. montinore was beautiful and owner Rudy, his daughter Kristen, and the whole gang were great to spend the day with. here are some of my faves.

dawn sharp

i recently met dawn sharp when i did some portraits of her for portland fashion week. i had already fallen in love with the light quality in dawns house when she mentioned she needed some shots of her new line, so we got together last week and with the help of local model kayleen (check her out at model mayhem) we made some beautiful shots.

the holga goes to thailand

personal assignment in thailand

so on top of shooting everything and everyone i came across while in thailand, i gave myself a little assignment: to shoot the perfect scooter shot. everyone (and i do mean everyone) rides scooters, so subject matter is plentiful. here are my two best.

dave (and meredith) go to thailand

so if you havent heard, we just got back from 11 amazing days in thailand. everything aligned to make for a perfect trip. i took over 1000 images and 6 rolls of 120 film (which will be in a later post). to see all my favorites, click here: thailand.

here is a little something to whet the appetite.

dave shoots a wedding

it doesnt happen often, but every now and then shooting a wedding can be a blast. out at viridian farms, john, renee and a whole bunch of cool people had a hell of a time.

sometimes you just gotta shoot it...

came across this bowl of garlic while shooting at Evoe this week. it just looked too cool to pass up.

like a virgin

i cant go into great detail right now, but i was asked to contribute to a project and come up with a single image that symbolizes the successes and failures, the joys and pains of inexperienced home cooks. this is what i came up with. and i gotta say, im feelin' pretty chuffed!

any idea how hard it is to find sparklers in august?

some more yashika T4

i have mentioned in the past that i keep an old yashika in my car for random times. it usually takes a few months to finish a roll, and the results are always a surprise.

brooke and hugo

i hate to admit it, but sometimes i really miss shooting the mumiya.

kayaking on the willamette

as far as palandromes go, kayak is not one of my favorites (i prefer "UFO tofu" and "do geese see god?") ...but it is a pleasant way to spend a summer afternoon...merediths 5 year anniversary present to me. we got to explore the mighty willamette river, which is waaaaay!!! cleaner than you would think. and of course i had to bring along the Holga. (the bridge shot was from the bike ride home.)

catching the ox pt.8

although we now have the site up and running (catching the ox) i will still be posting some selects here. this time we shot BBQ. these were my two final having a tough time picking a winner (any thoughts?) yer just gonna have to check the other site to see which one won out.

Stumptown, USA

recently i had the chance to shoot duane sorenson, Paterfamilias of the stumptown coffee empire/family. we wanted something a little different for some new magazine portraits, so we snuck back to the warehouse. the light was great, and duane was a trooper. it was my first time shooting from the top of a forklift. good times.

catching the ox...the new website is up and running!!!

for those of you following along at home, the catching the ox project is really starting to pick up steam, and i finally got it all together and online. really really exited about this. so please check it out, and send the link to friends and family, especially if you have art directors as friends and family. enjoy. here's the link: catching the ox

blueberry picking

the missus and i went up to sauvie island this weekend for a swim and a little fresh berry picking.

i made some blueberry ice cream and meredith made lemon sugar cookies...and we had some delish ice cream sandos!

the kids of summer

what can i say. everybody loves the summer in portland!

catching the ox pt.7

i wanted to bring it back to basics, so this time around i chose salt and pepper. this is the yin and yang of savory cooking. ask any cook, if you cant master these two ingredients, yer not gonna get very far in the business.

meet rachel and kirsten

i have been trying to build a stronger fashion portfolio recently. i don't know too many models, per se, so i find it best just to shoot my friends. i got to go out to mt. hood a few weeks ago and spend the afternoon with two very lovely and
photogenic ladies. we had a blast and i got a ton of great portraits. i am even breaking my "only 3 shots per post" rule.

thanks, R & K.