November 24, 2015

Volvo 245

Music | Avalon by Roxy Music

Just picked up my very first station wagon, a 1983 Volvo 245, white with turbo exhaust, Virgo Wheels, sport suspension, 4 speed with electronic over drive. It needs a few things- drivers seat, sounds, tinted windows to keep out of site my gear and a roof rack... odometer reads 300,000+, but still pulls strong.

I am really excited about the possibilities of setting up the dark box in the rear and shooting Wet Plate Collodion outdoors. I'll see in the next few months if it is truly road worthy for extended trips. The thought of driving down to Monterey or even cross country would be fantastic! Loading and unloading great is gonna be a breeze. I even thought of camping and just sleeping in the back. In any case, Here is to Adventure!

November 20, 2015

Freedom Fighters, Day 2

Music | Song for My Father by Horace Silver

Day 2 was as the first day. More amazing people to photograph for the Freedom Fighter series. It was nice to see some familiar faces who are apart of this gifted group of people. There were a total of 39 portraits I shot in the last 2 day. I've gotten succinct in having to photograph so many people in a very short amount of time. I am with each subject for at most 3 minutes where I take maybe 4 to 6 exposures. That includes introduction by the way.

November 19, 2015

2015 Freedom Fighters, Part 1

Music | A Love Supreme by John Coltrane

The Writing Center at Roosevelt High School puts on a program where every Freshman student is given the opportunity to interview modern day Freedom Fighters, socially conscious individuals who has fought for the rights of people living here in Portland, Oregon. This is the 4th year I have been given the opportunity to photograph these heroes. A few from day 1 and 20 portraits...

November 06, 2015


Music | Latin Quarter by Johnny Griffin

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