Portland

Getting it Done with The Works

It’s been pretty busy summer here at LB Photo. Some great editorial work is coming out soon, but in the meantime I thought I’d recap some recent commercial work.

The Works is an amazing contractor and remodeler based in Portland, OR. They’ve been responsible for making some of the wonderful glamourous interiors designed by Jessica Helgerson come to life.  They recently hired me to shoot some of their own work and it was a pleasure to photograph. Here are some of my favorite shots from two shoots we did this summer.

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Architecture – Design & Spirit

Earlier this year, I was invited by Newspace Center for Photography to teach an architectural photography workshop. I was very honored and humbled that they thought of me. I’ve done a few other classes/workshops, but this was a full day class and much more involved than what I’ve done before. The class consisted of a presentation on the basics of architecture photography, followed by an afternoon photo walk where I helped each student set up their shots and demonstrated how to use tilt-shift lenses. I then gave them all various assignments to shoot on their own and we met the following week for a review.

It was a really great experience and I hope everyone who took the workshop got something out of it. It was certainly great for me to go back to all the basics and refresh my memory. As they say, “The best way to learn something is to teach it.”

Here is a PDF of the presentation I gave at the start of the class. I thought it would be worth sharing

Gourmet Magazine. October 2009. Page 91.

Au Revoir Gourmet Magazine. I happen to have a little shot in the latest and final issue Gourmet. Since I probably won’t be able to get a digital tearsheet, here’s the shot that ran as part of a story on Restaurants Worth The Money. For Portland, Pok Pok was featured and they highlighted this delicious curry soup dish below.

Khao Soi Kai. Yum. Thanks Pok Pok! Thanks Gourmet!

Here’s an outtake, though I would hardly call it that:

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Neua Naam Tok. Delicious!

UPDATE

Shortly after posting this, I was contacted by April Brear of OPB for a brief interview about being in the last issue of Gourmet. Neat!

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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