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Parliament Interiors

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Back in my early web design days, I worked in this tiny 800 square foot office with five other guys whose ages ranged from 21 to 60. Our wood laminate desks were back to back in rows, so you felt isolated even though you were two feet away. We had a white drop ceiling with fluorescent lighting and two windows that didn’t open. It was also in a loud industrial park for a phone company. Needless to say, it was a miserable place to work, but it was my first “real” job, so what did I know.

Fast forward 11 years when I go to meet Chris Erickson at his top notch design firm’s office in the OMCC Building. My jaw just dropped. Parliament is an amazing space and I was just blown away by how cool it was. If my office looked this good back then, I would never have quit.

The space is true a reflection of Parliament’s aesthetic of quality, clean design, and superb execution. A lot of thought went behind every detail in the spaces all spearheaded by Chris’s great design sense and collaboration with master carpenter Kyle Sharp. Everything from the slat walls to the pizza oven work table was crafted with amazing amount of care and effort. I really had a great time shooting the interiors and think we got some really good stuff. Check it out:

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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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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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Recent Work Featured on Design*Sponge

Recently, I photographed a remodeled home for my newest architectural client, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. Jessica’s clean and modern design aesthetic was perfect for a young hip family relocating to Portland. From what she tells me, it was a pretty striking change between what the house was and what it is today. It was a real joy to photograph and we got some great shots.

An article about Jessica and the home was published today on Design*Sponge, a website dedicated to home and product design run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney.

Here’s one of my favorites from the shoot.

UPDATE: Design*Sponge’s Grace Bonney spotlighted one of my photos of the EMP Museum at the end of last week. Thanks Grace!