Moving to Cleveland

I am very excited to announce that I will be moving my office and talents to Cleveland, Ohio, starting in March. I’ll have a new mailing address, but my phone number and email won’t change, so you’ll still be able to get hold of me in the usual ways. When my wife Perrie and I […]

My favorite portraits from 2012, and why I like them

It’s a good exercise to look back, periodically, at your work. The start of a new year seems to be the natural time for that, so here, in no particular order, are my 10 favorite portraits from 2012. I love photographing people in their own homes, because the home really is a reflection of its […]

Pepe Rafael

I often write here about the fascinating people I get to photograph, but Pepe Rafael really stood above the others. Pepe, leader of the band Pepe and the Bottle Blondes and member of several other groups, is a natural entertainer. How’s this for a resume: after quitting school at 13 to work as a welder, […]

Little Big Burger and Boxer Sushi

Here are some images I made on assignment for Oregon Business a couple months ago, along with some of the out takes. I was sent out to photograph local restauranteurs Micah Camden and Katie Poppe at their flagship Little Big Burger store in the Pearl District, as well as their new restaurant Boxer Sushi. It […]

Marianne Buchwalter

I’ve probably said it before, but one of the best things about being a photographer is all the interesting people you get to meet. One recent pleasure was Marianne Buchwalter, a truly fascinating individual whom I photographed to accompany an article about her memoir, Memories of a Berlin Childhood. Marianne and her family came to […]

Andrea Nakayama

Andrea Nakayama is a nutritionist I photographed recently for a story in a seniors newspaper. She recommends a diet based on whole foods, including things like yoghurt, nuts, kimchi and fruit, and eliminating refined sugar, dairy and gluten. She had some of the props—the “good” stuff of course, and a few bags of chips and […]

Photographing a photographer

A few weeks ago I was put in the unusual position of photographing a photographer. I’m pretty sure I’ve never done that before, and I have to admit that when I arrived at the assignment I was feeling a bit self-conscious. However, my subject turned out to be a totally down-to-earth, cool guy and besides, does […]

Portraits in a greenhouse

One of the things I love about being a freelance photographer is that you never really know what kind of assignment is going to roll in next. Naturally, some hold more promise than others. When I was asked to make some portraits of Debbie Warner with her greenhouses, I had a feeling it would be […]

Darrell Grant

Being a photographer affords one some special opportunities that most other people just don’t get. Like, for example, a personal performance by an internationally-recognized musician. But that’s just what I got when I photographed Darrell Grant last December for a feature about his upcoming trip to Russia. OK, I exaggerate a little—Darrell only played a […]

Blount International

About a year ago, I got the call to shoot a story about Blount International for Oregon Business Magazine. Until that moment, I had no idea that there was a chainsaw chain manufacturer in Portland. But everything gets made somewhere, right? Art Director Jon Taylor Carter was primarily looking for a portrait of CEO Josh […]