During the summer my old boss and mentor, Russ Kendall, asked me to shoot the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden for The Bellingham Herald. I took these Instax Minis in between shooting for the daily. It was fun playing with instant film again and made me appreciate the fun part about photography. Totally addicting. I suggest you purchase one yourself! Take a closer look here.
The Emerald Collective, the photo collective I’m apart of with Jordan Stead, photographed Dubstep DJ Nero at the WaMu Theater in downtown Seattle for New Year’s Eve. The energy and the masses of people was incredible. After what seemed forever to get the proper credentials we were given free roam to cover the event. Thanks for looking.
After months of planning my friend Jordan Stead and I started The Emerald Collective. The best thing about working with Jordan is that the final product comes out better than I initially perceive. Lighting and overall concept are much easier to imagine when you have someone to bounce ideas off of. Here are a set of portraits we did of Western Washington University alumni at the Microsoft campus for WINDOW magazine. If you would like to check out some of our recent work please go to our blog.
Okay, okay, okay before you start calling me a pervert I photographed this with my good friend Jordan Stead. As a photographer I get to see some pretty interesting things and that’s what I love about my job. I get to photograph things most people haven’t and go places most people dream of. That being said, when Jordan called me to photograph the event, I was hesitant at first at what others would think. However, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see something different. It definitely wasn’t what I thought it would be. Jordan and I were led to the back room of a bar where there was a makeshift stage with a kiddy pool of green translucent jello. Plastic lined the floor with multi-colored lights lighting the “arena”. We felt like we were in a movie. The crowd was a mix of men and women, young and old. A grandma was sitting behind me, no kidding. The atmosphere was positive not skeezy like one would be led to believe. It focused on the strength of the women. “We’re here to watch these girls kick some ass,” the ref proclaimed. That’s exactly what happend. I would compare it to a burlesque show or roller-derby. Here is to doing something different all the time. Sorry, family members this is my life. More images on the jump.
I photographed Devo at the Redhook Brewery 30th Anniversary for Mutineer Magazine. They put on a great show despite the downpour. Here are a select few from the concert and a link to the rest of the images on my archive.
My main reason for being on assignment for The Bellingham Herald was to help cover the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. I had the opportunity to cover the rides. I got to ride for free! Every boys dream. The kid inside me was jumping for joy until I rode the Gravitron and was nauseous for three hours. The deep fried Twinkies didn’t sound too appetizing after that. Here is an edit from my time there, enjoy!
Kathleen Grimbly poses in Bellingham Bay at Marine Park on August 15, 2011. Grimbly teaches yoga classes for kayakers utilizing stretches both on land and in the water. She started practicing yoga after suffering from four rear-end collision car accidents. “Yoga became therapeutic, but also a counterbalance in my life,” Grimbly said.
Last week I was on assignment for The Bellingham Herald. Covering daily assignments and the local fair was good change of pace. Here is a portrait I shot of Kathleen Grimbly. She teaches yoga techniques that are useful for kayakers both in and out of the water.