Records are a bit of an obsession for me so having the chance to visit Mark Rainey at the Cascade Record Pressing Plant was a real treat. A Big Huge thanks to Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering for talking about this sonic wizardry. And last but not least, a Gigantic thanks goes out to Adam Weilert, Steve Seidel and Gabbi Jewell at VIMBY (Video In My Back Yard) for giving me to opportunity to produce this video.
One of my most favorite things to film and photograph is the process of things being made -- especially when they're being produced in factories and mills. So when Graphiti Associates approached me about creating web content for the Bayou Steel Group I was ready to go. We travelled to La Place, Louisiana and El Paso, Texas to capture the production process of rebar, billets, I beams and grinding balls -- and portraits of the men and women who make the steel that America is built on.
Writer/Creative Director Andy Corbett and John Padgett of the Padgett/Smith Project approached me about producing two spots for Cheerwine featuring their recent collaboration with Krispy Kreme Donuts. Not only did I get the opportunity to work with my favorite desert treat but I got to work with a great cast and crew. Props to Mandy Kehoe for the awesome set design.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means it's time to make Pie! Learn all the great tricks and secrets to making a delicious pumpkin pie from Leslie Mackie, founder of Macrina Bakery. And by the way, the slice of pie at the end of the video -- that was mine.
I'm really excited to see the release of a project I was asked to film over the Summer. Produced, Directed and Edited by the talented David Friedman.
C+P of Seattle recently asked me to capture documentary lifestyle footage for PeaceHealth's latest social media and television campaign. I had the great pleasure of filming various community organizations in Florence, Oregon. The Florence Food Share Community Garden and Food Pantry was especially inspiring. Garden coordinator Bart Mealer and his staff of volunteers are kept busy planting veggies, weeding, composting and maintaining the water system that supports the 15,000 square foot "garden". Their goal in 2015 is to harvest 12,000 pounds of produce! Way to go Bart! You can learn more about this awesome community organization by following this link: http://www.florencefoodshare.org
I was recently asked by the creative folks at Copacino+Fujikado to produce the video component of DowntownSeattleParking.com's campaign for spreading awareness about alternative parking in Seattle. The idea was to capture footage on the fly as a quartet of professional Christmas Carolers sang to random and unsuspecting shoppers about the joys of holiday parking.
For quite some time, my go-to camera was by far the plastic Holga 120S. Light as a feather and super quiet, it had a fixed shutter speed, adjustable focus, plastic 60mm f/8 "meniscus" lens, two-position f-stop switch, hot shoe and a 6x4.5cm film mask that I always immediately took out and threw in the trash. They seemed to get better with age as they lay in the sun on the front dash during long cross country trips. Below are a few images I stumbled upon this evening...
I recently photographed a series of original props from the 1977 Star Wars movie for an article in The Telegraph. Below are a few of my favorite props, including the actual Death Star.
It was a blast to work with Jamie Wolfe of Generation on the 2015 brochures and catalogs for the University of Puget Sound. Below are two of the posters that went out to prospective students as well as a few of my favorite portraits.