Category Archives: Editorial Portraits

Our Scars Don’t Define Us

Many of you know that I spent about 10 years working on a series called Skeleton in the Closet, telling the stories of people with eating disorders.  I also spent another several years working on Astra Velum, exploring how women often feel that their freckles are flaws.  I wanted to show them as something beautiful….

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Portland Razor Company: Handmade in Oregon

As part of my Portland Makers portrait series, I recently visited the very cool offices of Portland Razor Company.  I wanted to see firsthand how they handmake their straight razors and strops, and to capture the process on film. To me, Portland Razor exemplifies the spirit of the Portland ‘Maker’: locally handcrafted items, made at…

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The Superhero Bride

Having been a professional photographer for nearly 2 decades, I’ve picked up a lot of wisdom along the way.  A few times a year, I have the opportunity to share this wisdom with students wanting to learn about portrait photography, location lighting, and the ins-and-outs of being a professional photographer.  And I absolutely love it….

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Belinda, Louis, Zenzo, and HIV

Belinda Beresford tells the story of sitting for two days with a woman in Zimbabe, dying of AIDS: “…We sat with her, and her family, cleaning her, trying to moisten her mouth, and bleakly aware that the only thing we could give was human contact to a traumatized family. The dead woman’t youngest children cried…

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Christa Pierce Knows That She Loves You

Portland author and illustrator Christa Pierce recently published her first children’s book, Do You Know That I Love You? (Harper Collins). I met up with her in her studio and photographed her for Response magazine. We had a great time talking art and illustration, and I got a copy of her book for my daughter….

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Author Gregory Wolfe

I photograph a lot of authors, speakers, scientists, and other professionals in my line of work, and really enjoy it. These fascinating people are always interesting to talk with as we photograph together. Recently, author, publisher, and educator Gregory Wolfe asked me to create a new image for his upcoming books and publicity. We spent…

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Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Every time we get to photograph for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, it’s special. Whether we’re working with their compassionate doctors, or telling the story of a child that’s battling cancer, or creating a new set of branding images in the studio, we always come away happy that we get to do such meaningful work. We recently…

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Cancer Survivors and the Gleevec Anniversary

I have a dear friend who had cancer. I guess you could say she still does, but thanks to Gleevec, the world’s first targeted cancer therapy, she’s alive and well today. So any time I get to tell the story of Gleevec, or of those it helps, it’s personal. That’s why I love this story…

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Monte Nido

I recently worked with Monte Nido, one of the largest and most successful treatment centers for those suffering with eating disorders. What a fantastic group of people, so gracious and caring. Working at their LA, New York, Boston, and Oregon locations, I created new images for their branding and website redesign. With my own history…

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Helping OHSU Raise $1Billion

  In 2014, Nike founder Phil Knight challenged Oregon Health Science University to raise $500 million for cancer research, which he promised to match with $500 million of his own money.  The race was on, and OHSU was up for the challenge. The OHSU Foundation hired photographer Fritz Liedtke and his team to create the images…

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