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Cover of GRAY Magazine #2

The newest architecture and design magazine to highlight the Pacific Northwest has certainly been generating a lot of buzz. Almost all my clients asked me about GRAY Magazine as soon as it hit their desks. And I can see why. It’s a really well designed magazine that is photo heavy with great articles. It’s also printed on really nice paper for that high end feel.

GRAY is up to issue #3, but I was pretty stoked to have this project I photographed for Jessica Helgerson Interior Design run as the cover story for their second issue. The rest of the tearsheets are below, but if you want to see the photographs on their own, check out the White Brick Mediterranean Home gallery on my archive.

Offscreen No. 1 Cover

There’s a really cool independent magazine that just came out called Offscreen which focuses on the “human side of websites and apps.” For their premier issue, publisher Kai Brach contacted me about licensing a shot from Parliament’s World Headquarters in Portland, OR. It certainly seemed like a perfect fit for the spirit of the magazine and with my web designer routes, I was happy to work out a deal for him. (If you haven’t seen the shoot I did for Parliament, then you need to read this blog post.) I got my copy of the magazine a few weeks ago and it came out awesome. I highly recommend picking one up if you’re into the the whole website and app development game. It’s quite inspiring.

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.

 

 

So Gemütlich! – Cover Feature for 20 Private Wohnträume

I am huge in Germany. Just kidding, but I am pretty stoked to have the cover feature for the November/December 2011 issue of 20 Private Wohnträume. The magazine picked up the photos I shot for Jessica Helgerson of this Mid Century Remodel in Portland. It’s been one of my favorite shoots and the work from it has definitely been instrumental in getting my career where it is today. It’s nice to see them live on again in print. Below are the rest of the spreads. Enjoy! [Read more…] about So Gemütlich! – Cover Feature for 20 Private Wohnträume

Portfolio Refresh & New Work Section

I don’t usually make big changes to my portfolios halfway through the year, but after some soul searching and various feedback, I realized I needed help in refining my vision. It’s easy to get personally attached to your own work and lose site of it’s marketability. After reading and listening to many photo marketing experts, I decided it was time to ask someone who really knows the business.

Enter Suzanne Sease. I’ve known about Suzanne for many years and always respected her opinions and advice. She was an Art Buyer at The Martin Agency (GEICO, Hanes, PING, etc.). She helped my mentor refine his portfolio years ago. And she’s a featured contributor to A Photo Editor. She also helped me bid on a job for Diet Dr. Pepper and which I would have been lost without her guidance.

As a photographer, I’ve always considered myself a generalist with a unique style, rather than specialist. I like shooting lots of different subjects, but I shoot them all in a way that’s my own vision. I gave Suzanne over 800 images to weed through. I included my current portfolios as well. When she edited this massive collection, she reorganized it in a way that identified one trait I had never thought of: product. Lots of my work has product in it, though it’s not a product shot per say. It’s interiors with furniture. It’s people with ice cream. It’s ingredients in food. The products in place are natural and real. Something you can identify with. When her edits of my portfolios came to me, I saw this new trait right away and was amazed that I missed it before. Now I have a focus and now I know who I should be marketing to. If you need help with your portfolio, I highly recommend Suzanne Sease.

In addition to new portfolios, Suzanne suggested I create a Work section to highlight projects I’ve shot for clients and tearsheets. Though many of these are on my blog already, this puts it front and center and easy to find. This is my new favorite addition to the site.

So, what are you waiting for?

Click Here for New Portfolios or Click Here to See Some Work!

Cover Shot Spotted in Portlandia Trailer

In July of 2009, I photographed the cover of Portland Monthly for a feature story on rivers and river activities. It was definitely one of my favorite shots from the year and a great tearsheet.

To my surprise, that issue of the magazine just turned up in a hilarious trailer of Portlandia. Look for it right past the 1 minute mark.

About Portlandia

The 6-part IFC Original short-based comedy series PORTLANDIA, created, written by and starring Fred Armisen (SNL) and Carrie Brownstein (vocalist/guitarist, WILD FLAG, Sleater-Kinney), premieres on IFC Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:30 PM ET/PT. Each episode’s character-based shorts draw viewers into “Portlandia,” the creators’ dreamy and absurd rendering of Portland, Oregon.

Read more about Portlandia here: http://www.ifc.com/portlandia/