Category Archives: Editorial Portraits

Viva Las Vegas!

This past month I flew to Vegas to photograph for a political campaign client.  They focus on Latino voters in markets across the West Coast, which suits me well.  I’ve spent a lot of time in Latin America and can get by comfortably in Spanish. These campaigns always focus on real people (not actors or...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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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