Sauvie Island

A Tiny House in Martha Stewart Living

I had a hard time coming up with the right anecdote about this shoot featured in Martha Stewart Living. There are so many ways to describe it. It was the smallest house I’ve ever shot featured in the biggest magazine I’ve ever been in. It’s funny how the simplest shots take the longest time. Jessica Helgerson is an amazing interior designer! The house was so small, that for one shot I had to shoot from a window outside. I used strobes, daylight, hot lights, and incandescent lights. I retouched the shots to make them look more natural. I shot this almost a year ago and had to wait till now to show them off. It just goes on and on.

I say this a lot, but I’m very proud of this project, how the photos turned out, and that it was published in a great magazine that really highlights photography. But, I certainly can’t take all the credit.  Without Jessica Helgerson’s design talent and eye for styling, these shots would just be okay. Collaborating with her brings the work to a whole new level and I am thrilled we’re both receiving recognition on a national level. She definitely deserves it and I feel very grateful that I get to photograph her projects. Here are the rest of the pages and the shots on their own. Enjoy.

 

 

Team Oregon – 2011 Official Photos

Just being in Portland, you can’t help but get excited about cycling. We’re pretty famous for it now. It’s no secret I’m a fan of cycling and I get kick out of shooting races. It’s fun to capture action and the lifestyle surrounding the sport. Also, cyclist are really into gear and, as a photographer, I can totally relate.

When Team Oregon approached me to be there official photographer this year, I was flattered and immediately said yes. These folks are a great bunch and they are one of the biggest teams in the state. As part of my sponsorship, I did this first shoot of their Category 1 and 2 Riders. These guys are the Best of the Best. In addtion to portraits of the riders, I photographed them doing a team ride shooting from inside the trunk of hatchback on Sauvie Island. Cool stuff indeed. Here are some of my favorites:
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Sauvie Cyclocross

Since I retired thought I would retire my old photoblog (ides-of-may), I decided to start posting personal work on this blog instead. These posts will be photoblogs that aren’t quite full projects or client work;  more like mini photo essays. It’ll have the same flavor as before, just a gallery of images rather than singles (but I might throw up some singles now and then). Anyway, here we go…

Kruger’s Crossing Cyclocross Classic – 11/26/2008

I’ve always been a big fan of racing. I shot a bordercross a few years ago and it inspired me to learn how to snowboard. After shooting this cyclocross race on Sauvie Island, it totally made me want to go out a retrofit my old Gary Fisher mountain bike for this kind of racing. Maybe this fall, you’ll see me in a helmet instead of on the sidelines.


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