one year later

one year later
Well, I wasn’t planning on posting today, but it is kind of a special day. Exactly one year ago today, I started this photoblog. It’s been an amazing journey both personally and stylistically. I hope you’ve enjoyed the work as much as I did making it. Thanks for all your support and great feedback. Comments are always appreciated.

Big Spread in Portland Spaces Premier Issue

It’s not often you get to shoot a feature for the premier of a new magazine. But, that’s just what I did this month. Portland Spaces launched on January 10th, 2008. The Portland home + lifestyle focused magazine features some great articles on homes, design, green living, and products. For my piece “Desirables”, we shot one stylized opener and 3 pages worth of product knock-outs. The spread came out awesome and I wanted to share the first page with you. Thanks to Jen Davison and Rachel DeSchepper for their art direction, product wrangling, and superior wallpapering skills. Also, big thanks to Jason Blackheart for coming to me early on about this project. Happy to be a part of the team.

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Featured in photo are pendants from Design Within Reach made in New Zealand from sustainable materials.

the spa

the spa
My folks are DIY crazy. I mean that in the nice kind of way. The town they live in is built on a huge system of underground hot springs. When they realized they only had to drill down about 20 feet to get to hot bubbly mineral water, the built this spa room off their house. The spa is actually a shed they bought at Home Depot. They chopped the top off and raised it up to standing height and put clear plastic sheets in the extra space to let natural light in. Neat, huh? It’s like a ReadyMade story waiting to happen.