The Best One-Day Music Festival I’ve Ever Been To – The Whitaker Block Party

The Whiteaker Block Party is a neighborhood event the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon. This was the 11th year of the Blockparty. The neighborhood residents and businesses in pull together an volunteer to throw a ten-hour party. Which is more like a music festival than block party.

Subjects and Muses

Last December was the first time I caught the band Childspeak. I loved their music immediately, I also find this band a compelling photographic subject. I’ve photographed them on stage and off stage. There comes a point when your subjects become your friends and your friends become your subjects. Photographing people is a personal process, […]

A Night of Childspeak

It doesn’t matter whether we’re photographing dog catchers, accountants or musicians. Photographing groups of people always adds another level of complexity over photographing one person. It’s difficult enough to coordinate with one or two people, it’s even more so with four or six people. There’s usually an element of uncertainty when photographing groups. If there’s […]

So, are you a good photographer?

I am a photographer, and on more than one occasion people have introduced themselves as photographers. Yay! The more the merrier I guess. I actually love talking photography with photographers. However, I don’t have a lot of patience for people looking for an opening to brag. I like to open with one question to weed […]

My Time in Burlington

Burlington, at the end of the day is just another American city. I don’t want to sound like I am taking a jab at this Burlington, but it has a lot in common with so many other cities. It is a nice town, but not particularly unique. Burlington is considered a fairly progressive city, but that’s […]

EyeEm or Instagram?

Battle of the social photography apps? EyeEm or Instagram? Actually, the answer is both. Most photographers will agree that Instagram is a wasteland of visual clutter and nobody has friends on EyeEm. I have been on the EyeEm for quite some time now, and I have been using Instagram since it was released. I like […]

Middlebury

Photo-walking Middlebury Vermont. The first time I walked through Middlebury, I was immediately taken by its charm. After a day, I felt that I photographed everything worth photographing. After a couple of photowalks through town, I quickly realized there was indeed a lot to photograph out of plain sight. I searched around with my camera […]

The Nevada City Classic 2016

Big bike race in a small town 19 June 2016, Nevada City California The Nevada City Classic bike race is a great little race in the old gold mining town, Nevada City. It’s a fun race to watch. The riders head up a steep hill with dramatic turns and loop back around a long smooth […]

The Practice Space

Another day shooting with And And And, this time we’re at band practice. I’m not sure that the average show-goer realizes as how much hard work bands put in. A band practice can go on for several hours, even superheroes need a break. The only thing better than photographing musicians in a photo-studio, is photographing […]

Saint – Minden Video Shoot

Casey from the band Minden gave me a call when he realized he needed a photographer to shoot stills for the filming of the band’s next music video. The whole video was shot in one long day. In Portland the weather actually held up for most of the day. Benjamin Ross Lyerly was the director […]