Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Levi Mandel

This portrait is of my good friend Levi Mandel. Levi moved to NYC a few years back and its been great keeping in touch and both seeing eachother progressing as photographers. I took this same image on my last trip to NYC but the film somehow was exposed and i lost the entire roll. I re-did as best possible this week while he was in Seattle. He recently had the amazing oppurtunity to shoot one of my biggest inspirations: Ryan McGinley.

Here is that photo and several others of his I particuarily love. Levi has a style that is truly his own. Capturing moments and life in a way that is hard to do. Finding magic in some of the strangest things & shooting almost entirely on 35mm film.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Anna Ryon

Had a chance to shoot my friend/Photographer Anna Ryon before she jet's off next week moving to London. I'm excited to see the images she will start shooting & people she will meet in the UK.
Styling: Elvia Carreon
Makeup: JJ Cariaso

Monday, August 23, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Photo Of The Day: Fred Birchman

Artist Fred Birchman.
Was organizing old hard-drives today and found this image from over a year ago. The story I shot it for never got printed but Fred was a really cool guy and im glad I got to meet him. An artist who has made a living doing what he loves and built such a cool work-space above his garage.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Truckasaurus Quarters

Shot the album art for Truckasaurus's upcoming record: Quarters. To be released in September on The the Journal Of Popular Noise It was a really fun project involving a lot of talented friends. If you were a kid on the east-side of Seattle in the late 90's you will know about Quarters & the nostalgia this image brings us back.
Album Design By: Byron Kalet Art Direction: Strath Shepard

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Weekend Update

Had to share this amazing image my friend Missy Prince recently uploaded to her flickr. Her recent Mamimya 645 shots have been just stunning. Road Trips=Amazing Inspiration

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wallpaper* Magazine Sept 2010

Had the honor of working with Wallpaper* magazine again for their new September issue. Shooting 2 of the Judges (Stephen Susman & John Barratt) for their annual Best Business Hotels Feature. I am really happy with both images, especially the shot of Stephen Susman (Top Left). Making an older texan laywer look "hip" was a bit of a challenge but I ended up loving his portrait most. Using his dog's proved to be the best idea of the day. Here are the tear sheets. John Barratt from Teage pictured in the second photo (bottom right)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Spencer Moody

Had a chance to photograph Spencer Moody of The Murder City Devils/Triumph of Lethargy on his last day of running his store The Anne Bonny. After 3.5 years he has decided to move on with other interests. Hopefully more music! I'm glad he still had the 9 foot cross in tact on the day we shot. One of my favorite pieces seen at the Anne Bonny over the years.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Photo Of The Day: Highway 12

Sneek peek at a limited run book project I will be putting out soon. Two other photographer friends & I took a 24 hour camping trip across WA States Highway 12. The book will contain each our favorite 15 images from the trip.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Travis Senger Portrait

Recently shot Film Director Travis Senger. This was one of my favorites from the shoot. Travis recently took home Grand Jury Prize at Tribeca for his Documentary: White Lines & The Fever: The Life & Death of DJ Junebug.

Photo Of The Day

The lovely and talented Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers. I had the pleasure of shooting/meeting them at KEXP this last weekend sans Neko Case.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Stranger Cover/Approaching a Portrait

Very excited to receive this week's Stranger Cover with my film portrait of Stan Rumbaugh. I'm really happy with the results & wanted to reflect on the assignment a bit on my blog. I think most photographers agree you never want to attempt "the same" shot twice; nor can you. My portrait of now Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn during last years election time worked out really well. It was the right combination of photo/pose/personality. When asked to do something similar last week for Stan I immediately got a bit worried. Obviously he is different than Mike and I didn't want the shots to look exactly the same with editing, although the crop would also be a head shot. In the end I'm glad I tried something a bit different and I think it worked to show Stan as a positive approachable guy. Not just a cheesy Politician's head shot. Vote Rumbaugh!