Thursday, December 13, 2007

Good pictures...out of context?

Click on the pics to see em large....
I noticed some nice lighting at the Barack Obama event the other night, so I made these two pictures during the down time waiting for Obama to take the stage. I was looking for pictures that told the story of his visit, and didn't include these in my edit that I posted online, but now I think they might work...they make me think of Obama trying to cash in on contributions from an elusive younger generation of liberal Seattle-type folks....young, white, who have money, and are sort of a shadowy presence in the presidential race, or in politics in general for that matter (like most young people in my opinion) who are they and what do they look like? These pictures raise questions, which I like a lot. It's good for a photojournalist to tell stories, but it's good to raise some questions in there as well...and I think part of the story is the this case...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Abstract photo

Here's an example of why I usually don't try to explain photos to people; I just show them. When you think 'photo of a jersey barrier on the freeway' it sounds pretty lame. But I think this turned out better than lame...possibly even good...? Dunno, but it's unique anyways...

Be sure to click on the photo to see it large.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Some crazy photoshop work

I never mess with photos in photoshop in unethical ways...I only tone them slightly and crop...but here's a random flyer that I made when I was bored a while back...thought I'd play with those parts of photoshop that I never get to use...

Looking at it now it's a little too 'military' for my taste anymore...but at the time that's the style I was going for...cuz you know, now I'm into the whole 'not bombing people' style...

Friday, December 07, 2007

Some random photos

These haven't seen the light of day...what do you think of 'em? The last two - I can't tell which one is better, bird or no bird.

Seattle Marathon

This was a fun shoot, although the picture above is one of the only actually creative shots I was able to take. I mostly just sat in a camping chair, sipping some hot tea and shooting hundreds of close-up mug shots of the runners. Then they get to buy prints of them if they want. Before the the race began, I shot some of the runners warming up in the near freezing air at like 6:30am. I hate getting up this early but once I'm up, I'm always happy and there are always good pictures to be made. This seems to always be true...maybe that's only because I'm never up that early so early morning time just seems to hold more wonder for me...I'm just seeing early morning stuff that I don't usually see...It's like traveling somewhere that you usually don't go. It's always good to change up the routine and find something new. For me, that's what photography is all about.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Pendleton Round-Up

Nothing says 'America' like going to the rodeo, and the finals of the Pendleton Round-Up is the place to be if you want to see some good rodeo action. I had a great time meeting some really nice folks last weekend in Pendleton, Oregon and I went home with some photos that I am very happy with. Take a look by clicking here.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Another Story in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Check out today's Seattle Post-Intelligencer front page for a photo of mine:

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Hempfest Seattle

Why do so many thousands of people go to Hempfest? Who are they and what do they do there? Watch this 3 minute multimedia piece, made by yours truly, and find out.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Rat City Rollergirls Multimedia Piece

Follow this link to watch a slide show with audio and interviews from the most recent roller derby bout...

You'll see a lot more photos that you didn't see in the story that ran in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Friday (see previous post).

Rat City Rollergirls

I shot a story that ran in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Friday, August 17 with some fun pictures. They gave it a huge space on the front and back of the sports page, with a teaser photo on page one of the paper as well.

Click here to see the story on the P-I website


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Photo(s) of the day

This one is from my vault of archives (Feb 07). Photographer for La Nacion (Buenos Aires) Hernan Zenteno, peering out the back of a train from the conductor's area, looking for relevant things to shoot. The assignment was on slums and squatters' shacks becoming too close to the train tracks.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Bilal Hussein

AP photographer Bilal Hussein has been imprisoned by the U.S. military, with no charges brought against him, since April of last year. The AP, along with Pullitzer-winning journalists have been very active in the fight to get him free...


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Picture of the day

It's abstract...I usually don't get to shoot that way when shooting as a style used to be very abstract, and I'd like to go back and develop that some more...

I wonder if many editors would run this photo...perhaps as a part of a larger picture story. This was the very last shot I took out of about a thousand during a 3 day backpacking trip I took with my girlfriend. This is her walking up the stairs as we arrive back at my apartment...

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Picture of the day

Here's a photo I just shot. Hungry? Mmm...healthy. It's romaine lettuce.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Rampart Ridge Hike

Visit this hidden gallery on my site to view some images from our hike to Rampart Ridge in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA this week. It was a little rainy, but still beautiful...allowing for some nice shots of the foliage covered in water droplets...

Thursday, July 19, 2007

It's wedding season

I shot Paul and Selina's wedding last weekend...check out some of the pics at or click on the pic below...It was on the 17th floor of the WaMu Center in downtown Seattle...a truly amazing venue with like a huge grassy meadow landscaped out there on the patio.

Friday, July 13, 2007

The big chance

This doesn't ever happen - I read on that the VII Photo Agency is soliciting new members. Read the story from Photo District News. The folks at VII are some of the best in the world. I wonder if I'm ready to submit a portfolio yet...

I do have another big chance however; this one is more realistic. I interview on Monday for the position of 'photo and illustration editor' at the quarterly, Communities Magazine. They're all about developing communities in responsible and healthy ways. This will be a nice return to my editing responsibilities at The Univ of WA Daily last year...just looking a pictures and shooting some when needed - can't complain about that kind of job.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Jumping Pictures

Here's a funny shot, made with help from my sister behind the camera. We went to the park to take a family portrait for mother's day...and then have a few beers with my friends and do some good ol' fashioned jumping pictures. That's me on the right in case you don't know.