Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bike Culture

Introducing Bike Culture is something more complicated than starting with one bike or one rider, it is a feeling, a mystery, something that has to be experienced from within.  This story in no way shows the magnitude in which Bike Culture is infused within Portland, but it touches on just a few aspects of what Portland has to offer.  In a longer story this will become about Portland’s core, it will become about the faces of Portland, but right now, it is a meet and greet, it is the showing of what is going on within another city involving bikes.  To some this won’t be shocking at all or it might be eye opening to some who want to see more.  From the midnight hour to the early morning drop-offs, bike culture is always happening, and to understand it all requires a lot of leg power, availability, and respect.  Riding a bike isn’t just something that kids do, or something that an aspiring ‘Lance Armstrong’ does…it is for everybody who wants to really get to know not only who they are but where they live.  It evokes emotions in a person that will make someone ride a bike that is much smaller or larger than the average bike, it makes people get off their horse and choose a bike for the game of polo, and it inspires a father to bike his three sons five miles through a city and over a bridge to school, and it inspires people everyday to get out and explore, even for just a moment; Just long enough to make a small revolution inside themselves.  Riding starts with just one revolution.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Love, Loss, and Sentiment: The little things

Love isn't always about the touch or the kiss, it is about the little sentiments that we hold on to, have to let go of, and immortalize to remember what was, what is, and what is no longer.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Young Martyr

The photos below were my attempts to emulate 1940's lighting patterns for my Final Project using hot lights.  The catch here is that my models were between the ages of 64 and 85.  

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008



Samantha's Sass.  I shot her for an assignment.  We had to shoot an entertainer, and I like the up and coming, and that is what she is.

My little Aretha Franklin

This is Samantha.  She is from Jamaica packin a booming voice and a lot of sass.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Hat

This was a photo that was taken so long ago.  This is a smaller version of the Hat in the movie Sex and the City...Do you see it?

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mas Fiesta

A young Flamenco dancer's feet.

Fiesta Days in Santa Barbara

Sometimes the simplest things are so beautiful, just spotting one bit of color amongst the others really makes it stand out.