A very strange place in a land far far away.
Ides of May
My brother and his wife are visiting us this week in Portland, so I won’t be working or blogging much photo business posts. I do have a little time to put some Ides of May work.
This was shot actually the last time I saw my brother and his wife. All of us went to Truth or Consequences, NM to visit my folks and sister who live there. It’s one of my absolute favorite locations to shoot. So much character everywhere you look.
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.
Had to do it. It’s not often a feature story you photograph starts with a big letter of your last name. In this case, the March 09 cover feature of Portland Monthly start’s with the title,”B is for Bacon”. This food piece was an awesome assignment to shoot. Not only did I discover many of the best breakfast spots in Portland, I got to spread my creative wings and shoot it my way. The art directors, Hector Sanchez and Mike Novak, really had a vision for this piece and my still life object work was the right fit for their concept.
What made the job really fun was eating little bits of it all along the way. And I can tell you, the Reggie Deluxe is everything you’d think it would be.
Here are the tearsheets from the magazine. Now go out and buy it! Better yet, subscribe to this great magazine and support an organization that’s really doing something unique in the world of city publications.
Staying true to my promise of posting every job I shoot this year, here’s something I wrapped up in January. The Columbia Gorge Community College Hood River Center-Indian Creek Campus is a 24,000 SF building designed by DLR Group to welcome students from all walks of life. The building features a huge fireplace that creates a warm, homey atmosphere within the building’s more formal structure.
It was a great project to photograph and I loved being able to feature students and teachers in some of the photos. It makes the interiors of the school feel alive and also gives you a good sense of scale.
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For all you photo dorks out there like me, I used a TOYO-VIEW VX23D view camera with 28mm, 60mm, and 100mm Rodenstock Digital lenses. The camera was mounted with a 39MP Leaf Aptus 75 digital back giving me 16-bit RGB file roughly 200MB in size. Old school meets new school.
The Windsor Court project I photographed for Jessica Helgerson has definitely got some legs. Besides for making the rounds on various blogs (including Design*Sponge), it’s been published several times in magazines all over the world.
So far, it’s been featured in Portland Monthly (US), Home Beautiful (Australia), and now the photographs are running as a cover story for UK magazine Spaces. If you’re in the US, I think you can pick up a copy of this February 09 issue at Barnes & Noble.
I’m really happy to see Jessica’s work be featured in so many places. And it’s certainly nice to get my photos published all over the world, too 😉
Spaces has also run my bio on their website and I’ve been interviewed for a Q&A that will be coming out in their April issue. Will post that when it comes out.