Portland Monthly May 2011 – Rich Living

The May 2011 Portland Monthly is out and there is a great feature story I shot of Andy Ricker’s place in SE Portland. Ricker, the restaurateur responsible for Pok Pok, Ping, Whiskey Soda Lounge, and, Pok Pok Noi; has one of the coolest bachelor pads I’ve ever seen. Designed by Andee Hess of Osmose, the space has a ton of character and truly reflects Ricker’s personality and esthetic.

Check out Amara Holstein’s article on Portland Monthly’s website to hear what I mean. Better yet, get off your butt and go pick up a copy of the magazine right now. Jason Blackheart art directed the shoot and did an amazing job with the layout. Here are the rest of the spreads PLUS the shots by themselves. [Read more…] about Portland Monthly May 2011 – Rich Living

Imbibe Magazine – Summer Beers

Imbibe Summer Beers Tearsheet 1

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.

Here are the rest of the spreads. [Read more…] about Imbibe Magazine – Summer Beers

Portland Monthly July 09 Cover

Features Sam Drevo of eNRG Kayak on the Sandy River


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.