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!
My sister just got married last weekend. It was a great ceremony and I’m happy for the both of them. My buddy Rhys Logan photographed their wedding, cheers to him for hustling and accommodating my huge family! Here are their engagement photos I did for them at Seattle’s Gasworks Park.
Here are some shots from a maternity shoot I did for mother to be Tracey. She wanted to create a couple of thank you cards for friends and family that threw her a baby shower. It was Tracey’s idea to use some paint and decorate her belly. The color and the light was ideal. I used a shoot through-umbrella and the sun as a backlight, with some of the shots just using natural. I was pretty happy about the simple setup and for an energetic subject like Tracey. She is due towards the end of June. Congrats!
I’ve been working on getting a set of stock images of Seattle for a friend lately. Here is an edit from one of my outings. I wonder what Seattle would be without the needle.