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 […]

Laura Niemi

One of the great things about Portland is the system of community gardens that the city operates throughout its jurisdiction. Since the first garden opened in 1975, the program has grown to 43 locations serving more than 1600 gardeners. Program Coordinator Laura Niemi took the reins of the community gardens program last year. With more […]

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 […]

Critical Revue PDX!

One of the toughest things for a photographer to do is evaluate their own work. It’s too easy to fall in love with your own images for the wrong reasons (“You won’t believe how hard it was to get that shot” or “I got to photograph someone really famous!”), or to be overly critical (“I […]

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 […]