Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Decide for The New York Times

I have been doing a lot of business portraits lately for various publications. This one was with Prof. Oren Etzioni, Co-Founder & CTO of Decide, who created an iPhone application that makes shopping for electronics easier by comparing prices and brands using data patterns. Here are a couple portraits from the shoot.
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Monday, December 05, 2011

30th Birthday and Engagement!

It's been an amazing couple of weeks. After spending ten days working in Maine on a great project for the University of New England, and visiting with my parents, I asked my best friend and beautiful girlfriend (now fiance) to marry me. We headed out to Orcas Island for the weekend to stay at Doe Bay, a quiet little bay in the San Juan's with one of the best restaurants I have been to. It was a great little trip with Terry during the frosty winter months in the Pacific Northwest. After we returned to Seattle, we met with a group of our friends for Thanksgiving and my sister surprised me by showing up from Nashville for the Thanksgiving/Birthday extravaganza. The last couple of weeks have been amazing.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day in the Life Project for The University of New England

I had the opportunity to work with the great folks at the University of New England on a "Day in the Life" project of students in a variety of programs throughout the undergraduate and graduate programs offered at the University. It was fun to use my photojournalism skills for a more corporate style shoot, highlighting some of the interesting aspects of UNE. Here is a selection of some of my personal favorites.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Chase Bank for AARP Bulletin

It's always fun, and a bit stressful, to work with new clients. I was asked to photograph a family who's accounts were frozen by Chase Bank with no explanation and for seemingly no reason. It was a simple portrait shoot, but it was a nice chance to become more familiar with my studio lighting as well as create several different compositions and lighting setups.
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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Contour for Seattle Business

Last month I shot a portrait of the guys who started Contour. It was a fun shoot at Gasworks Park and it was great to work with the editors at Seattle Business. They did a great job with the layout. I tried several different setups with lights as well as using natural light. Both gave the images a different feel, which was interesting to see. Lately I have been using lights more and more, but still really enjoy the challenges of making natural light portraits. They have a certain simplicity that I really enjoy.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Wind Energy for The New York Times

I had the pleasure of working with Jose Lopez at the business desk of The New York Times on a story dealing with the surplus of wind energy produced in Washington and what the Bonneville Power Administration is doing about it. It was a challenging story to photograph. I photographed a couple in Port Angeles as well as wind farms in Eastern Washington. Below is a link to the story as well as some images from the shoot.
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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Pine Ridge Reservation in HUCK Magazine

It's so nice when an essay I care about finds a beautiful new home. It was great to collaborate with the editors at HUCK on the edit, text, and beautiful layout. Below is the layout as well as a couple of links to my galleries and the magazine. The online version of the magazine will be up on the HUCK site in a couple of weeks.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Occupy Seattle for The New York Times

I recently shot the Occupy Seattle protests for the New York Times. Although they weren't nearly as wild as the protests going on in Oakland the same day, they were visually interesting. A couple of images made it in to the slideshow. You can view them and others from the occupy protests throughout the country.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Salmon Anemia for The New York Times

I had a quick assignment to go down to Fishermen's Terminal in Ballard and talk with some of the salmon fishermen. Unfortunately, the salmon season is pretty much winding down, but I was able to find some guys who were fishing for chum as well as an older gentlemen who was working on his boat. I'd never been down to the terminal before, but I am excited to do more work down there once there is more action with the next season.
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mr. Buzzard for The Seattle Weekly

Last week I was asked to photograph Mr. Buzzard for The Seattle Weekly cover story. Mr. Buzzard, a former gang member, now does outreach work with young people throughout Seattle. The challenge with this shoot was that I had about an hour at the Seattle Weekly offices to create an interesting portrait. I decided to set up a backdrop in one of the offices with a couple of lights, a beauty dish, and a ten degree grid. I hadn't shot a portrait like this in awhile, so it was good to play with studio lighting again. After several lighting setups and poses, I settled on a one light setup far enough away to the background to give it an interesting look. Here is what I came up with. In addition to shooting digital, I decided to shoot some black and white film through my hasselblad as well.