I started the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) program at a pivotal point in my life in 2006. Desperately needing to experience something different than my cushy 9 to 5 cube and suburban “dream”, I left it all behind and posted up in the great northwest. Along with 20 or so others who all had their own interesting pre-RARE stories, I began 11 months of volunteer service supporting rural Oregon communities. I’ve never regretted it for a second. Continue reading
Category Archives: Work
A quickie on how distance to subject and focal length can affect the mood of your photographs…
A couple weeks ago I mentioned I set up a photo booth at a wedding I shot recently. The bride asked if it was something I could do, and after seeing it done at several weddings, I thought I’d give it a shot. [Ed.- Apologies to those who have no idea what some of the technical stuff refers to…yeah, it’s a little gear geeky.] Continue reading
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “low-income” or “affordable housing”?
I bet it isn’t solar panels, rainwater catchments, and energy efficiency.
Setup my first ‘photo booth’ this weekend. Gotta say, it was totally worth it. Especially when you can do this…that’s the bride up front, btw 🙂 Gimme a week or so and I’ll post all about it.
I’ve talked about it before, and you’ll hear it often if you talk to enough photographers, that taking photos of people is a privilege. It’s a privilege to get a peak into their lives, whether it’s home, hobby, work, or whatever, you often find yourself in completely different worlds than your own. And while it’s usually only a short time, it’s usually enough to leave a lasting impression. I’m always happy to share some of my favorites. And this being my first professional gig, was a doozy. Continue reading
I mentioned it a couple posts ago, but I haven’t shared any derby photos yet. The time has come! Continue reading
Gotta have some balance on the age scale here. 🙂
Also, I’m testing out a new page format. It always bugged me how small the landscape-oriented images displayed on the old one, hence my need to always note that you can click on the images for a larger view. I’ve only changed the feature photo of a couple of the older posts (and you can still click most of them for a larger view), but from now on I think this will work out better overall. Please chime in if you have an opinion either way!
Not much to say about these really. We all know it’s our national past time. This is a good example where the photos say way more than I ever could about what’s going on. Continue reading