busy week

it was a busy week. 7 shoots in 4 days. if i had to edit it down to my very mostest favorite single photo, it would be from the Scotto di Carlo family, originators of supportland.com. check it out. an amazing family and a great local business idea.

gruner restaurant

i recently got hired to do the shooting at chris isreal's new restaurant, Gruner, which is really lucky because the food is great (and unbelievably photogenic) and the interior is beautiful. here are a few.

china forbes birthday bash

the day after the fashion show (see next posting) i got a last minute phone call to be party photographer for china ( the lead singer of pink martini.) really fun party... and shooting on-camera strobe two days in a row!

lots of chefs and musicians in attendance. storm large was nice enough to mug for the final pic of the night around 1 A.M.

mercury fashion show

i got put on the guest list last friday to shoot at the bossanova. (i had actually never been to a fashion show.) it was a blast! i dont know why all the photographers stand at the end of the catwalk though. seems kind of limiting...

here are a few of my faves.

catching the ox pt.3

this time around we chose knives as the general subject. i had had this image in my head for a while and wanted to try and create it.
its not easy to swing a cleaver and click a shutter at the same time.

we lost kan somewhere in the hills of japan, but hopefully he will be back around for a later installment.

i had bought 3 tilapia for props, and after the shoot, threw em on the grill and served them with some sweet and sour pickled cucumbers, white rice and cilantro.

saturday art market

for the second year in a row i am shooting the portland art market under the burnside bridge. great people watching and some fine artwork. here is a little local flavor.

lille boutique, portland oregon

just cause you don't have a model doesn't means you can't make it sexy...

new orleans

i lugged the mumiya 220 down to nawlins for some 120 film shooting (and a mighty fine Big Easy style wedding. here are the fine folks we went to see wed.

800 lbs of crawfish and a few pimms cups later... a good time was had by all.

catching the ox pt.2

here is the next segment in the photo project myself, mike gross and his japanese photo friend kan kanbayashi have been doing. last time it was mire poix. this time pizza. kan is up on the next subject, so we'll just have to wait and see what comes next.