Friday, January 25, 2008

rather be lucky than good

I had to shoot a cover for a real estate trade magazine. Not a glamour publication but I love these kinds of clients, fun assignments, decent fees, etc.. Anyway Astoria Oregon in January is not known for it's mild weather. Yet once again I luck out. I think the one six hour period of non-torrential rain in the past three weeks was the exact time we were shooting.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

shot a rockstar today

I shot a rockstar for Rolling Stone today, Stephen Malkmus

Stephen used to play with Pavement and started his own band a while back. Cool guy although he was a bit stressed as his baby girl wasn't feeling well and when your baby isn't feeling well nobody feels well.
Funny thing was when we arrived at his house I realized I had been there before, a dinner party with friends who used to own the house. Other funny thing was my assistant Chris had once played softball against Stephen. Portland is such a small town sometimes, one of many reasons I love it.

Oh yeah, I also shot film for the first time in ages. I miss my Mamiya.

Portland is not known for it's celebrities but seems to have become home to a number of bands and musicians. Over the past year I've shot The Shins

and Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse

No real point to the story other than I just wanted to post the pictures.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Former Assistants Done Good

Over the years I've been lucky to work with some great young assistants who have gone on to become very successful photographers and artists themselves. Here's just a few to check out:

Susan Seubert

Amy MacWilliamson

Lisa DeJohn

Friday, January 11, 2008


As I mentioned in the previous post I started Miscellaneous as a place to share random unrelated images. I sometimes post old pictures as well as new ones.
Here are a few samples from Miscellaneous

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Photo Blogs

A few years ago I was asked to lecture to the North West Journalism Conference on the New Photojournalism. having no idea what the new photojournalism was I of course said yes. So I googled it and discovered the semi-hidden world of photo blogs. Exploring I found numerous really bad amateurish efforts and some absolutely amazing ones including a couple by friends.
After many fits and starts I launched Miscellaneous which you can see here.
I am referring to photoblogs which are purely visual, no essays on the place of photography in modern culture or any of that business, simply pictures for the sole purpose of showing them.

Here's a few great ones:



it won't fucking kill you


radio uruguay

and of course

Express Train

Monday, January 7, 2008

New Years Day

Spent the last half of the holidays at the beach with my family and friends. New Years day the normally sodden skies opened just a bit and for about 3 or 4 hours I roamed up and down and took some old fashioned b&w film pictures.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

musings of a workaday hack

Seems somewhat frivolous to enter the blogosphere at this late date considering the wealth and abundance of information and entertainment available. I rarely find time to read half of what interests me already and can't realistically expect a universe of readers to find my own ruminations of much interest. However in the sense of shameless self promotion and a desperate need to see my name on the web , what the hell.