Really nice words today over at the aPhotoEditor blog about the promo that my agents at Peter Bailey sent out this year. I’ve always really loved Rob’s blog and for him to say that we sent out “the smartest little book of artists I have ever seen” means a lot.
I have a new lifestyle campaign out in the wild that I shot with the wonderful people at Sorel. We went with a gritty black and white look that you wouldn’t expect for the holidays, but it totally works.
As with any photoshoot, the crew on this one was so essential, and I’m always thankful that I’m able to work with some of the best people in the world. We even got to create a new position on set for this one – head glitter wrangler. Big thank you to Robb for stepping up for that one!
The inspiration for my photography comes from funny places. A while back I was asked to submit work for a group art show at Land Gallery in Portland by the incredibly talented Clifton Burt. The theme was our local NBA team, the Portland Trailblazers. I’m a fan and so are a lot of other folks in the Portland art and design community. It made for a really great show with some amazing work from the likes of Will Bryant, Adam Garcia of The Pressure, Always With Honor and OMFGCO.
I decided to reinterpret scenes from the 1977 documentary film Fastbreak as a fashion photo editorial. The film follows the the Blazers on their quest to win the NBA championship. I immediately knew that my muse was Bill Walton. He channeled this great, soft spoken Portland vibe. Picking blackberries, riding his bike out in the countryside, and wrapping himself in a Pendleton blanket by a campfire. Not what you’d expect from a baller.
The film is back from the lab. Here’s a portrait of Wade looking very pastel.
Presented without comment. My friend Joe eating a 5 gallon bucket of day old doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnut in Portland Oregon.
Featureshoot is one of my favorite photography websites, and I’m super happy to have another one of my photos featured in their group show alongside my buddy Beto in Berlin and some other amazing photographers like Bryan Sheffield and Dolly Faibyshev
I figured that there would be a lot of brooding beautiful young things in this collection of images. So I did my best to try to find something that was a bit unexpected. I dug into the archives and found this photograph of Sophia, a quirky character that I met at a small county fair. I made this portrait of her on the midway against a blue tarp that was the perfect background.
Neon magazine got in touch recently looking for a photo from my archives to run with an article about how everyone loves unicorns. If you’re in Germany, you can pick up a copy at your local Spätkauf.
I just got my copy of the most recent At Edge Microview book and it’s incredible. It’s so great to see my work included alongside some of my favorite contemporary photographers. My favorite images in volume 46 are from David Martinez, Paolo Marchesi and Shaun Fenn with a great cover by Todd Baxter.
For this edition, I picked an image from a shoot with the lovely and talented model/actress/comedian Gabby VandenAvond. It’s all about the bubbles.