I had the pleasure of being the first photographer asked back by the team to photograph their annual calendar a second time around. I also shot 2013's pinups-themed calendar. You can see more of the shots by ordering one here: http://www.quakerugby.org/
in the news!
And I can't wait to read it over the holidays. I had the opportunity to contribute images of Kitten & Lou and Joseph & Gary to the book. Don't miss the launch party on Dec. 20th: https://hugohouse.org/event/book-launch-party-for-sarah-galvins-the-best-party-of-our-lives/
Had a minute to photograph Peaches before her Key Arena gig at Bumbershoot! You can read Evan's J. Peterson's interview with her here: http://www.thestranger.com/music/feature/2015/09/30/22937617/from-lowbrow-to-high-art-the-rise-and-rise-of-peaches
Ahh much to share! Used my brand new Canon 5DS this Labor Day weekend at Bumbershoot at Seattle Center- wanted to get a good feel for shooting and working with its 50-megapixel files, and all I can say is they are GORGEOUS!! Anxious to write up a detailed review including reference photos, but at the moment have to stay on task to meet deadlines and tie up loose ends before flying out to LA on Thursday morning for a darn big gig. Super excited! But not for the all-nighters tonight and tomorrow. Anyway, here are 15 of the 22 images City Arts published online today. Also got to meet and do portraits of Peaches on behalf of The Stranger, which was an awesome awesome opportunity, but will try and sit on those until the interview is published.
Thanks to Emerald City Soul Club for letting me take snaps back on July 11th! Below are the spreads...
And a dude shot of Aryn.
KPLU used my image of Mama Tits hosting last year's Seattle Pride at Westlake Plaza on 22 buses this past month to promote its new program, Sound Effect. Still haven't brushed by one in person. Fortunately, Mama T and some other folks have!
Before I moved to Seattle from Indiana, six years ago, just about the only things I knew about Seattle were The Stranger, KEXP, and rain. My dream job upon arrival was getting in at The Stranger as a copy editor / page designer, which is what I'd done in Indiana. I'm so glad things didn't work out that way. As a photographer, access is so important, and being affiliated with not only Seattle Gay News and City Arts Magazine but also The Stranger is huge. So many thanks to Kelly O and Sean Nelson for taking me on at the last minute and letting me contribute.
That time when an organization that makes 9 billion a year says they can't pay your low-end quoted rate for use of an image in its annual health and safety report, but then changes its mind after a few days and decides to send me that small check.
This past Tuesday, Jonathan Vanderweit, Leanna Karg, Bob Snell and I had the opportunity to host an event at our studio on behalf of ASMP Seattle / Northwest. The turnout was really wonderful - about 50 photographers came out. Jonathan presented recent work that was spawned from a creative exploration for a corporate client, while I showed how I've leveraged the power of personal projects to grow my brand and expand into commercial work. It felt like each of our talks provided a good contrast to the other, and the audience seemed to really be gleaming things from our experiences, which felt really good. And of course it was fun to just geek out with everyone afterwards on the deck of our building over hotdogs and beer.
Anyway, here are, more or less, the photos and their pairings I presented with commentary. Some of these are from events I haven't gotten around to blogging yet and a few others were overlooked for earlier entries, but most have appeared here before.They date back to Memorial Day weekend of last year.
Thanks so much to all who came out- such a good time seeing and meeting everyone!
Kudos to everyone involved, including Seattle Pride, Encore Media Group and Northwest Polite Society. 50,000 guides will be inside next week's Seattle Weekly and distributed at businesses around town. Here are a few of the selects that ran inside...
It's super exciting to have my work selected for this for the third time in four years, but what really gets me is the fact that many of the photographers I've looked up to and names I've familiarized myself with since getting a camera also have work in AP31: Christopher Anderson, Chris Buck, Aristide Economopoulos, Lauren Greenfield, Pieter Hugo, Nadav Kander, Annie Leibovitz, Dina Litovsky, Gerd Ludwig, Sandro Miller, John Moore, Joe Pugliese, Martin Schoeller, Art Streiber, Sebastiano Tomada, Stephen Wilkes, and Dan Winters, off the top of my head. Additionally, I need to check out the work of Natalie Keyssar, Lara Joe Regan, and Alec Soth, and noticed three other Seattle-based photogs in the mix - Michael Clinard, Amanda Ringstad, and John Keatley. I'm honored and thankful for the opportunity. Check out the slideshow at http://www.ai-ap.com/slideshow/AP/31/
Hey I took that photo behind them, of them!
Fantastic news! My work's been selected to appear in the American Photography annual for the third time in four years. There are so many contests and awards out there these days, but the American Photography books are the ones I get most excited about being included in each year. I definitely let out a "Raise the roof!" when I got the email this morning. Guess I'm headed to NYC for the launch party in November again!
Here's more from AP:
"This year’s distinguished jury included Jacqueline Bates, Photography Director, The California Sunday Magazine; Clinton Cargill, Director of Photography, Bloomberg Businessweek; Marvin Orellana, Photo Editor, New York Magazine; Jennifer Pastore, Photography Director, WSJ. Magazine; and Amy Pereira, Director of Photography, MSNBC.
"From 9,376 pictures entered by 904 photographers, magazines, agencies, publishers and schools, the jury selected, by a majority vote or better, only 328 images to appear in the book and represent the best pictures from 2014.
"American Photography 31 with winning work, captions and creative credits will be printed in full color, one image per page and distributed worldwide in November 2015."
In November I was commissioned for a third time by Public Health Seattle & King County to provide imagery promoting their newest campaign, which includes print ads in The Stranger and SGN, posters, web ads and, excitingly, billboards! These are the first two I've spotted - they're on Capitol Hill. A couple are also located around Tacoma and Everett, but I haven't seen them yet. Anyway, I'm really happy with how these two turned out! I'll share more work I did for the campaign, such as the full-page ads in the weeklies, as soon as I get a chance to get it all photographed.
Swung by Team Diva Real Estate the other day, and it's always nifty seeing your photos made into holiday cards.. and ornaments!
Seattle area personal chef Aubrey Jenkins Instagrammed this shot from a beautiful backyard wedding this summer. Her meal was so delicious! I'm anxious to show off a Food gallery once I'm all caught up and able to focus on updating the site outside of the blog.
Ran into Seattle's celebrity restauranteer Tom Douglas (whom I did a small gig for this summer) at Costco while getting new tires for my old Corolla, and so when I returned to the studio I looked him up to see if any of the images had been used, and there they are. Cool!
Update: Just found this ad in Alaska Airlines Magazine's December issue: