architectural photograph

April-May Portland Spaces

Here are some tearsheets from the April-May 09 issue of Portland Spaces. The first three are for the Spacemakers section called Good Life. It features the home of Stephanie Sheldon-Nevarez (who I shot a year ago for Portland Monthly) and Thomas Nevarez. Stephanie owns a great post modern antique store called Noun and their house is filled with some great retro furnishings. Got something for the old portfolio at this shoot :). Jason Blackheart was the art director on this one. We’re really hitting a good groove these days (the next issue is going to be so awesome).

The next four tearsheets are for Desirables and I really love how this came out. Jen Davison came with this great idea to illustrate scenes around the products we shoot for the feature. Her drawings really make the shot. The orginals are pretty funny looking because there’s all this rigging to position things correctly. For two of the shots, we built a wall out of plywood and foamcore and secured it with super clamps and light stands. It was a little rickety at first, but Jeff T made it solid for the shot (he’s good like that). Enjoy!

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Glamorous Four-Square

Here’s a recent project I shot for Jessica Helgerson’s portfolio. This beautiful remodel of a turn-of-the-century Southeast Portland four-square blurs the lines between modern hip and classic bungalow. The whole house was filled with eye candy furnishings, which is always fun to photograph. I loved the bubble chandelier, the Egyptian tin shades, and the blown glass sculptures by Portland-based glass artist Andy Paiko. A great project to photograph and I’m really happy with how the shots turned out.

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