Portland Spaces Summer 2009 Cover Feature & More

Hot of the press, the latest issue of Portland Spaces features some beautiful interiors and furniture from Portland based designers. I had the pleasure to photograph two stories for this issue and both turned out fantastic. It also gave me a glimpse into the design scene here in Portland and I have to say it is top notch.

Jason Blackheart brilliantly art directed both of these features and he did an amazing job on the design, too. The cover shot features Andee Hess of Osmose.

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Na Pali Coast

Na Pali Coast
Sticking with the black & whites for now. This was shot from a dinner cruise trip in Kauai on our honeymoon last November (special thanks to Eddie & Michelle!). We thought it was going to be pretty cheesy, like a bus tour through NYC, but it ended up being a total blast. I’m sure all the free Mai Tai’s on the return trip helped, but this really is the best way to see the Na Pali Coast. If you ever go, definitely check out the Blue Dolphin boat tours. They’re the best!

My West Coast / Polaroid Land Camera Show

lrb_090425_0005Exciting news! For the very first time, I have work being publicly displayed in Portland, OR. A few months back, my good friends at OFFICE invited me to submit work to a group show for the month of May entitled “My West Coast”. All in all, 7 photographers have submitted five photos that were all shot on Polaroid Land Cameras. Everything I shot was on black & white Fujiroid and there is no negative. Limited edition and one of kind!

The opening was last week and sponsored by New Deal Vodka. Other featured photographers include Alicia Rose, Barbara Kinney, Chris Walla, Jan Sonnenmair, Jeff Selis, Jon Jensen, and Tony Secolo.

If you’re in Portland, you can see the work hanging all month of May at OFFICE 2204 NE Alberta Street Portland, OR 97211. You can also purchase the photographs online from OFFICE.

All the shots I took were scanned and posted to my Personal Photoblog, ides-of-may. Check it out!

My West Coast :: Stencil

My West Coast :: Stencil
This shot was just a focus test, but it really stuck out in the edit. I guess it’s because it’s something I see everyday at work. I always look at the window at the building in the distance and then my focus returns to this stickers in the window. Close, far, close, far… day after day and it never looks the same.