So, my Dad calls me the other day and tells me he and my Mom are going to become wind farm developers in New Mexico. If you know my parents, this will give you a bit of chuckle. After all, they built a spa in their backyard from a garden shed. But, I have faith they can do this and be successful at it. If all goes well, they will retire in luxury instead of living in our guest room. 🙂
Had some fun with a ring flash and gridded softboxes to shoot this collection of fine summer brews for Imbibe Magazine’s July/August 09 issue. The goal of this shoot was to make the beer really pop off the page and look super crisp. A ring flash is used for fashion a lot, so it had a really nice high key light effect on the bottles. I love the way the sweat gets all shiny and sparkly. Special thank to art director Kate Madden for letting me explore this technique.
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For the cover and feature opener of this month’s Portland Monthly, I traveled to Oxbow Park in Greasham, OR. The model in the shot is famed sport kayaker (and heck of a nice guy) Sam Drevo of eNRG Kayak. I’ve met Sam a couple years ago at the Portland RedBull Illume opening. When I got the call from Portland Monthly to do a shoot on a river, he was the first person I thought of. In a strange twist of fate, Sam is actively involved in the preservation of the Sandy River and has film a documentary of kayak trip down the whole river. Can’t wait to see it!
I shot this available light with my assistant to the left holding a soft gold reflector for fill. Post processing was done in Lightroom and that aged color look on the cover is my own special recipe based on some shots from my photoblog. Nice to throw a little personal edge into a staged shot.
There was a building here last time we went to Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR. Lauren and I speculated that this could become a great outdoor patio spot for the pub (it totally needs it.)There was a building here last time we went to Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR. Lauren and I speculated that this could become a great outdoor patio spot for the pub (it totally needs it.)
I first met the incredibly gifted stylist Bergren Rameson last year on a shoot for Home magazine. I was amazed by how easy she made propping look with such fantastic results. We were shooting a house for a holiday issue and Bergren put together and fully decorated a 12-ft Christmas Tree in about and hour and half. Absolutely amazing to watch a pro in action. Her excellent taste, sense of style, and great personality have led to gigs for big brand names such as Target, Williams-Sonoma, Martha Stewart Living, Pottery Barn, and many more. Visit her website at www.bergrenrameson.com to see her work.
Last week, I had to pleasure to photograph a personal still life project for Bergren in my studio. Everything you see here is handmade and styled by Bergen. She’s definitely got the gift and I look forward to many more collaborations with her in the future.