Category Archives: Editorial Portraits

Two Gold Awards!

We were excited to hear that an ad campaign we photographed (above) received 2 Gold Awards this spring! Both the Aster Awards and the Healthcare Ad Awards awarded it a Gold medal. Thanks to our friends at Gard Communications for excellent art direction, and for submitting the project! And thanks to our friends at the…

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Up-and-Comer Dr Julie Graff

On the cover of OHSU’s magazine Onward, Dr Julie Graff.  She treats patients and leads a research study that has provided the first-ever evidence that immunotherapy can slow life-threatening prostate cancer. We photographed Dr Graff in the infusion room at the Knight Cancer Institute, where her patients receive their treatment.  She had this to say about her…

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Portland Maker Harlan Whitman

I get to meet some very interesting, very talented people as a photographer/videographer.  While photographing for the Portland Makers series at ADX Portland, I met metalsmith Harlan Whitman, grinding away in his booth. Actually, he’s more than a metalsmith.  His main work is as a fabricator for Universal Studios in LA. Harlan has a degree…

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The Comeback Kid: Award-Winning Advertising

Kya Blake was struck by a sneaker wave, buried under a log…and lived to tell about it. Here’s what my client, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, had to say about Kya’s story: Nothing stops Kya Blake. When she was seven, an ordinary trip to the beach almost killed her. A sneaker wave buried her under a log….

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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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