A few images from my upcoming Totokaelo Editorial launched today on their site. Excited to release more of my favorites from the day.
Its probably no secret I have gotten wayyy into fly fishing this year. All winter I have pursued the most epic/elusive/beautiful of all NW fish species. The Steelhead. My buddy cinemetographer Jacob Rosen joined me to shoot some video on one of these many adventures and somehow captured the tail end of my first ever successful battle with a steelhead on the fly. We cut this fun little video together from that day of fishing. enjoy!
WOW! Beyond excited to be in this years PDN30. Really affirms how much I love my job and how excited I am to keep growing/shooting/hustlin. Congrats to everyone who was chosen this year! I think some fried chicken and Champagne is in order! Proud to be among the ranks of so many previous winners whose work & attitudes I admire.
A small peak of tears from the new Cook Book I shot for Mickey Trescott. The book is available now via Amazon. Its been super exciting to see the printed final version this week. This was my first time shooting a full length hard cover cook book. It was a really fun but lengthy/challenging process. I am definitely looking forward to more projects like this and growing as a food shooter. I couldn’t be more proud of our small team and especially Mickey for overcoming her Hashimoto disease to produce an incredible cooking guide for others suffering from similar auto immune diseases.
I know its rare in these days of TUMBLR but I am super proud & excited to announce I have a NEW PORTFOLIO WEBSITE. Please do give it a quick look.
I joined my friend Jerry on a late season water foul hunt. I got to experience his passion and document the day. I really enjoyed the time out on the water & in the field. His appreciation for the birds and their environment gave me a new respect for hunting I never knew I had. As he says in his Filson Life writeup; “For me, duck hunting is much more than a hobby, it is a way of life steeped in family tradition. As far back as we can trace, all the great men in my family were diehard bird hunters, conservationists, all outdoors-men to the true letter of the word.”-Jerry Patty
These are from a project on Northwest Lineman. These focus on a current student at Northwest Lineman college in rural Idaho. It is one of the few places people come to from all over the US to train for electrical linework.
As seen in Boise, Idaho
Had an amazing opportunity to photograph the Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson this week before they head into this Saturdays playoff match-up. Russell is teaming up with Alaska Airlines to donate 100,000 Air Miles to Children’s Hospital for every touchdown pass he throws or TD he runs in himself. Russell was extremely polite, well spoken, and a real role model in an era where huge sports stars are often the opposite. I hope to see him and the rest of my home team in the Super Bowl next month.
Went down to Portland, OR to photograph the CEO of Chirpify Chris Teso for Entrepreneur Magazine. I gotta admit CEO shoots can sometimes be boring or tricky to make unique. This one was a blast. The office could not of been “more portland” with ping pong tables, dogs running around and plenty of good food/coffee for the employees.
Had a shoot for this months Popular Mechanics. Shooting the amazing Seattle Hardware store Hardwicks. There narrow hallways are full of endless tools and gear. I ended up spending more money than I wanted to before leaving the shoot haha.
These photos are from a project I recently completed focusing on several Non Profit organizations in Seattle, WA. The collaboration between PCNW and the Seattle Foundation placed several chosen photographers including myself into different non profits that the Seattle Foundation supports. Creating small bodies of work showcasing these valuable organizations.
AtWork! is a highly supportive and innovative conduit between people with disabilities and mainstream employers in the community. It helps train as well as place disabled people in jobs around our city. I took these photos of some of the older employees who are with AtWork!.
Outtake from a shoot I did about WA States Pot Legalization in 2013.
I have been enjoying reading my fellow photographer friends year end posts. I need to devote some time and dig through the archives to post up a few unreleased favorites from 2013. It was a very memorable year for me as a photographer. I truly love this job so much and although it can be a struggle freelancing & finding the balance between finding/shooting paid work and personal work, I feel I have continued to grow and create photos I’m proud of. Thanks to all my friends/family who keep supporting me so much. Also a big thanks to the photo editors who have hired me and given me a chance to show what I can do.
The BIG Highlights of 2013:
*Shooting for the New York Times Sunday Magazine
*Being featured in PDN showing my transition into full-time freelance life.
*Completing an entire cook-book shoot that will be on shelves this year
*Shooting for new editorial publications including Bon Appetit, Dwell, & Martha Stewart Living
*Seeing my Fire Lookout personal project get such a great response
*I went to NYC for tandem meetings with my guy Michael Frieberg and we bro’d each other out to editors. Some people were into it. Others weren’t. It’s cool either way because we had fun.
*Being part of such a great growing Roster of talent on Bianco Artist Management.
From a blueberry farm in Maine this past August