I have been in awe of Heidi Swift for many, many years. I have not seen her in about six months, and all of a sudden, she writes this post about me. I am speechless.
I will be teaching another class this March at Newspace Center For Photography. Hotshot portraits is a great way to get your hands into various lighting techniques, all in one day, and not feel intimidated by the equipment! And the latter part of the day will be spent photographing your friends and loved ones.
Sign up soon – we are limiting the class size on this one.
Just completed a series of photos for the new restaurant, FIN. (Some of the images definitely need contrast boost…not sure why they appear flat in the article.)
If you like raw fish prepared in a delicate manner, you will love FIN!
KEEN just posted a blog entry about their donations of shoes to our ongoing project in Ethiopia. We are very grateful to KEEN for the donations of these shoes so that rural Ethiopian women will walk home more comfortably after their surgeries.
Melkamnesh loves her new KEEN shoes!
I was not sure how I could possibly get an intimate composite of photos in such a short period of time when I visited Shasta Abbey last month. But Reverend Berthold is a monk who also loves the still image, and he was exceptionally helpful in leading me around the grounds, introducing me to other monks, and showing me how they live day to day.
It was a lovely time, and I still think about many things from that short period of time I spent there. The quiet rustling of pines, the quick and genuine smiles, the appreciation for the smallest pleasures.
Here is a link to the article that was run in the University of Washington’s magazine. I will also send a CD of images to the monastery for their use, as I received this email from Reverend Berthold last week:
I thought the UW story and photos were great. A number of the people who have read it said that they felt it really captured us well, so thanks for your help with that. Given that our life is fairly non-standard, I don’t take it for granted that someone can visit for such a short amount of time and be able to give a sense of us.
Please join me this Sunday from 12-4pm at downtown Portland’s World Trade Center 121 SW Salmon Street as we unveil the 2010 Children’s Cancer Association Hero Wall. The Hero Wall is comprised of 25 portraits of children and teens who have made an impact within our community despite facing severe medical conditions.
The Hero distinction is given to children and teens in Oregon and Washington who have exuded grace, strength and extraordinary character during their life-threatening illness. They stand unified to represent thousands of others who face similar circumstances.
While photographing these Heros over the past three years, I consistently am reminded of what is truly important in life: a tender exchange, an outreached hand, an appreciation for making each day the very best, an ability to take a few risks, and humor.
It has been an honor to learn from these Heros and their families.
Special thanks to Pro Photo Supply for file prep and printing of all of the images.