just before thanksgiving i went and did some shooting at Lardo's main spot on Hawthorne. the chef/owner Rick Gencarelli is one of my favorite dudes in pdx. he is a super nice, really enthusiastic guys who just loves what he does. here are some of my favorites from the shoot:
there are a few spots around PDX that i would really like to shoot, and ate-oh-ate was on the top of the list. the Hawaiian joint opened up by the folks who brought you Simpatica and Laurelhurst Market were a big hold out, but i just got the call and got to spend a really fun day shooting the space and the awesome food. check em out soon if its been awhile.
i was just hired by a trade magazine out of Chicago to shoot the brand new spot, XICO. (pronounced chee-co) i can't show off the shots yet, but here is a portrait of the owners that really liked that didn't made the submission selects.
in the last few months, i have reshot Laurelhurst market and Simpatica, and then recently just shot Ate- Oh- Ate for the first time... (more on that later...) sandwich boards are a staple of business life in PDX. thought this made a cool grouping.
(a hat trick is a hockey thing. ask an east coaster, or a canadian.)
a few months ago, i was hired by Harry & David to shoot an ongoing chef collaborative they participate in. Each month a chef highlights one of H & D's products. This month, Lincoln's Jenn Louis shows off her pear skills. find it somewhere on the Facebook...
i very rarely get to do portrait shoots anymore, and lets face it, as much as i love taking 400 pictures of a cheeseburger, man cannot live on ground beef alone. So i am always excited to have a morning with a subject as fun as Amelia Lane, pastry chef of Olympic Provision, to create some wonderful sexy images. She was a great model. and much love to Nick Wood for generously letting us use his kitchen for a few hours.
i hadn't been back to shoot at LM since they first opened, many years ago. i love those guys, i love their food and i love that space. all in all it was a really successful shoot.
here are some favorites. look for more on their website soon.
"a dreaded sunny day, so i'll meet you at the cemetery gates. Keats and Yeats are on your side, while Wilde is on mine..."
(channeling my inner goth with the Holga in Boston.)
and ee cummings grave, in all CAPS! (think he's constantly rolling over...?
i was playing around in the studio the other day with a few fresh picked Toyko Rose apples... the asian call-girl of the apple world.