Wednesday, October 27, 2010


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Photo Of The Day: Alissa

I recently approached Alissa about doing a portrait. This was my favorite from the quick session using the last bit of light. I'm loving the crisp fall weather, but not the lack of natural light in a day.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Photos Of The Day: Highway 12

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

Keep It Light Trip

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.

27 years and lookin ahead!

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

Ghost Hunting 101

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

Need Vs. Want

Taking from one of my favorite sections of my friends Strath/Emily's blog (Pacific Standard) Some random stuff Ive been really needing/wanting lately via the internet's.

Telekinesis for Merge Records

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.

Keep It Light Family Portrait

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

Wallpaper* Magazine November 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 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

Javas & Gordini

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

Photo Of The Day

Seen overhead in Georgetown.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Power Couple

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

Inspiration: Alex Prager

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:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Downtown LA

The weekend ghost-town that is Downtown LA from my recent trip down south.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

El Matador Beach

A portrait of my little brother Alex taken on our recent trip down to Southern California. That light flare blows my mind.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Photo Of The Day: Crash & Cat

Watched both of these scenarios unfold in front of me in Portland, OR. Olympus XA2 point and shoot comes through again and again.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Das Racist

Had the pleasure of shooting the infamous Das Racist crew this weekend. If you haven't already download that free Sit Down Man mixtape. NOW
Also-thanks for the love Suri. Check his blog HERE

Dirty Projectors Live @ KEXP

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.