Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Finally about to release the collaborative photo-book made from Miles Burnett, Nasir Zubear and I's 24 hour trip on WA State's Highway 12. Wanted to post up 2 more sneek peeks from my section. More info on getting a copy soon.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Our Keep It Light group recently took a trip as a collective to Mt. Ranier. We had an amazing time at the coolest little cabin and exploring in the woods. Shooting/bonding/eating and all that crap. Selected photos from the trip will be used in an upcoming group show we have lined up for December at the awesome Ghost Gallery in Capitol Hill. Here are a few sneek peeks of my photos from the trip.
Photo: Me @ The Buttered Biscuit by Lauren Max
Celebrated my 27th Birthday yesterday and I really must say im happier than I've ever been. Between friends, family, and of course photography; Life is in a good place. Im excited for whats to come, especially the New York City move this coming year.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Nothing to get you in the mood for Halloween than a good old fashioned ghost hunting expedition. I was assigned to join a group of Northwest Ghost Hunters over night aboard a retired Vietnam era Destroyer ship now stationed in Bremerton. It was one of the most fun/bizarre photo jobs Ive had and I love how the article came out to accompany them. Check it out in the October issue of Seattle Metropolitan.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Had the pleasure of shooting Telekinesis promos for one of my favorite music labels; MERGE. Michael Benjamin Lener and I met last year when we shot for an article in City Arts Magazine. I have kept in touch with him since and was excited to be asked to work with him for his new promo shots. Here is two sneek peeks including one of his new live band which includes Cody Votalto (of Blood Brothers fame) & Jason Narducy.
Patrick Richardson Wright's Crown Graphic 4x5 Polaroid of our Keep It Light Collective. We are having our first show as a group coming up in December at Ghost Gallery. We decided to devote a weekend at Mt. Ranier to shoot the images we will use in the show. Patrick tagged allong to capture a group shot of us near this waterful. There were a few options but this bw is my favorite. Click the portrait to view LARGE.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Excited to have two portraits in the new November issue of Wallpaper*. Two really fun shoots including another excuse to travel to Portland.
I documented the build of Seattle Artist/Designer Roy McMakin's handmade wooden floor project. The printed portrait shows Roy and the final product but a special online gallery will be live soon on Wallpaper.com showing some of the process shots.
Portland's shoot was of the little americana inspired bar "The Fixin-To". Owners Bart Blasengame and his wife Marli were really rad people. Even made me one of those signature cocktails their drinking after the shoot.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Several years ago I had the chance to see an apartment in capitol hill that I would never forget. I met a random kid outside the Ben Lomand building smoking cigarettes who happened to be subletting it from the owner; Gordon Brown (better known as Gordini by friends). It was a four bedroom apartment filled with his art work as well as rare relics of the past from all over the world. Each room having a specific theme and color palette. I always wanted to do a photo shoot there but never thought id have the chance. Years later, I have become good friends with Javas Lehn who ended up being Gordini's godson. He invited us to spend some time in the apartment with him and told us more about his late godfathers amazing life.
Gordon served in World War 2 as a Navy officer. Later in life he went on to doing interior design for the Frederick and Nelson department store. He eventually decided to devote his life to art/writing/travel and spent the last forty years of his life doing this. Last night Javas had one final get together with our friends at Gordons apartment before he moves to NYC. I planned a portrait for him of all of us inside my favorite room of the apartment. The White Room. Im extremely happy to get to have this memory of Gordon's place and good friends. You can read more about Gordon Summers Brown in his Obituary and his Book (To No Nameless End) which is available on Amazon.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
I love creative couples. Its definitly a topic that has been explored before but it never ceases to make me happy. Watching people not only be in a romantic relationship but to inspire eachother to create in their own fields. My recent shoot of the Rowena Sartin F/W 2010 Line allowed me to meet the designer Kristin Dickson & her husband Shin Okuda. Shin is a designer/prop stylist. Together, they own the LA botique IKO IKO. This was a quick portrait of them after our shoot but I love the simplicity and that it incorporates both their work inside their store.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I had seen Alex Prager's work hanging in the imaginary LA offices of Christian Troy & Sean Macnamera of Nip Tuck. Always wondered whose photos they were and if they were old or new. My answer came this morning upon reading about the new featured photographers at MoMA's 2010 annual show of upcoming creative photography talent. More of her work at: www.alexprager.com
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Had a chance to shoot one of my favorite bands at the KEXP studio this past week. After randomly running into Haley on my LA trip I had the pleasure of seeing them perform twice in one week. Here are a few shots from the Seattle in-studio session. Hearing the songs in a stripped down acoustic form was a really moving 20 minutes.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Had the pleasure of shooting designer Kristin Dickson's "Rowena Sartin" Fall Line while recently down in LA. Big thanks to Lauren Belfoy for modeling & Kristina for makeup. More to come but wanted to throw up a sample from the shoot. I love scouting locations in a new city. There is always so many great colors/textures in LA.