Rentrak Corporation – 2007 Portraits
I owe a big thank you to Portland Monthly for this one. I shot Paul Rosenbaum, CEO for Rentrak, for the July issue of Portland Monthly (here’s an outtake from it). It really impressed the folks over at Rentrak and they hired me to photograph all their executives. Their biggest concern was to not do the typical headshot. They wanted the shots to be friendly, not stuffy or typical executive portraiture. I was happy to oblige. All in all, we shot 14 executives in one day. We did two set ups and shot everyone in similar way so it would look good together in their annual report and website. I used one lens all day long, the Canon 50mm 1.2. What a beauty!
American Way – The American Airlines In Flight Magazine – September 15, 2007 Issue
For this assignment, American Way sent me all over town to shoot architecturally significant spots for a feature story. The shots here are The Portland Building (designed by Michael Graves) and the inside of the Multnomah County Library (designed by A.E. Doyle). Not pictured here, but in the magazine, are Lawrence Halprin’s Lovejoy Fountain Plaza, The Gordon House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (in Silverton, OR), and Pietro Belluschi’s Commonwealth Building. The cool thing about the assignment was learning some history about each building. Here’s a link to the whole story.
This was fun assignment. Dee Denver is a scientist at OSU. His research of nematode mutation rates are considered fundamental achievements in the field. The hard part of the assignment was figuring out where to shoot Dee. Nematodes are microscopic worms and most of his work is done in a lab, under a microscope, or with an genome sequencer. I really didn’t want to do the typical guy in the lab shot, so when I found out the Dee and his team are collecting nematodes from rotting apples in orchards, I thought, “perfect!”
The shot ran full bleed on page 85 of this month’s issue. Here’s a link to The Scientist Magazine website.
Shot for Portland Monthly’s Rainmaker feature, Vail Horton is the founder and CEO of Keen Mobility. Keen makes high-tech crutches, canes, and other mobile assistance products for disabled people. Not only do the crutches look cool, but they’re lightweight and super-durable. Read more about in this month’s Portland Monthly.