Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Had the opportunity to assist one of my biggest inspirations over the years, Autumn de Wilde. I initially found her work via the Elliot Smith photos she became so well known for. Since then she has shot many of Music's best (Beck, Wilco, Spoon, Jack White, Miranda July, etc..). She works exclusively with film; primarily on her Hasselblad. The above photo was a Polaroid test of me from the day we worked with The Decemberists out on a small farm near Portland, OR. The shoot was a long one but fun. Of anything I took from assisting, I was most excited to watch her interaction with the band. It takes a truly special photographer to keep a band excited, happy, and willing to shoot a 10-12 hour portrait session. She is patient and willing to wait for the shot she knows she wants. I look forward to seeing the final photos. Till then enjoy a few of my favorite Autumn de Wilde images from over the years.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Extremely excited to find out my shoot made the cover of this Summer's Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom. Honored to be part of hand's down the most respected Wedding Magazine in the Northwest. It was a really fun shoot with a great team.
Model: Terra Clarke (Heffner Agency)
Makeup: Dawn Tunnell
Styling: Laura Cassidy
Photo Assistance: Melodie Knight
Set aside some time in Italy to do a Fashion Shoot in addition to the wedding (Why I was traveling to Italy). I wanted to do a series of Diptychs with Sarah incorporating an Old Church in Piobbico. Thanks to Abraxas Rex for supplying the Jewelry for the shoot. These are the finished products.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
As I sit enjoying my Iced Americano trying to get back to normal I wanted to post up a few shots from my Italia trip. Much more to come including a summary of the wedding and film shots. Here are a few digitals to start including some of the countryside,Urbania,San Marino, and most importantly the food; hands down my favorite part of Italy.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
After shooting Sleepy Eyes of Death several times, I approached them about possibly doing a music video. Over the past few months, Patrick Wright & I have been working on the project. We chose the song Data Grave off of their new album. I took more of a production roll on the video, focusing on finding locations, props, actors, etc. Patrick manned the 7D and did the edit. We need to give a HUGE thanks to all of our friends who helped out so much. Especially Frank who as you can see from the video was truly the star of the show. Enjoy!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Styling: Osiris Navarro
Makeup: Angel Dorr
Had a chance to work with up and coming model Michaela Boyce (SMG/Major Model Mgmt NYC). She killed it during this years NYC Fashion week and is definitely a fresh face to watch this coming year as she heads back to NYC.
(Photo: Lou O'bedlam)
I try not to put too much personal life stuff on here but I cant help but share my happiness today. This weekend was officially 1 year being with my Katie. I cannot express how much having her in my life has made me happy, motivated, succesful and just excited for life in general. She has helped me realize photography really is what I want to do for my career and has pushed/supported me through the full-time transition. I love her passion, humor, and ideas. I cannot wait to see what adventures will come our way this coming year.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Last year I brought a Rolleiflex to Sasquatch for a portrait series during the weekend. I loved the results so kept the tradition going this year. The following are portraits of Artists (Chuck D, Yacht, Neon Indian, Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos, Yoni & Yosiah Wolf of WHY?, Green Man, Ryan McMackin, Kaylee Cole. Singer of Passion Pit and friends (April, Chona) I met or ran into over the 3 day weekend at the Gorge. Shot on my Hasselblad 500c.