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 Collins that he could run across the spread. Out back of the factory, Blount has a storage area where they keep the big logs they test their saws on. That would be just perfect for the main portrait.

The day of the shoot was cold but sunny. Josh was a great sport, and stood outside in the 30° weather in just a vest for 10 or 15 minutes while we made a variety of portraits.

After breaking down my equipment, I went inside to get some pictures on the factory floor. None of those ran (except a thumbnail of the chains in the table of contents), but I’ll take a double truck any day!


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