I love seeing mundane things get filled with joy. Josh took this to a new level with his proposal—hiding a group of 31 friends incognito on a Seattle Metro Bus then serenading Aleya with vocal backup from the rest of the group. The bus driver stopped to give Aleya a hug, everyone else made sure to see the ring, and I’m still grinning.
Nice work Josh, and congratulations to you both!
I had the privilege of shooting the debut performance of a new jazz-soul band at LUCID Jazz Lounge. It was super refreshing to do a little improv collaboration with these guys on the images. And besides, now I can truthfully say that I shot The Trophy Buck.
Bonus! Here’s a little behind-the-scenes peek at our high end photo studio ;)
Colin and Rachel contacted me last minute to see if I could photograph their rehearsal dinner. Because Colin’s dad had been in a serious accident shortly beforehand, it was especially important to capture memories from the evening. I was glad to be available and hope these pictures do justice to a beautiful evening. Visit the main gallery here if you’d like to see more (just so you can see for yourself that Urban Light Studios actually has a wall covered in antique paint by numbers, and, among other things, a stuffed tiger).
Last week I shot an MFA show for one of my sculpture teachers, Lisa Rickey. Her piece, “Reflection,” is currently on display at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. She made the group of giant metal pillows by inflating flat stainless sheet steel (sealed on the edges) with pressurized gas. In Lisa’s work, I particularly appreciate her interest in unique material behaviors. In “Reflection” she uses the specular properties of stainless steel to create a sort of visual conversation amongst the pillows and their environment. I find it fitting that her orignal title was going to be “Pillow Talk.”
A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to do some candid event photography for Frazier Healthcare Ventures at their annual holiday party. It was a neat opportunity to capture a more intimate side the company. The pictures are just being distributed internally, so I was basically their “family photographer” for the day.
All images were shot using limited available light at ISO 6400. Lenses used were 17-35 mm f/2.8, 24-70 mm f/2.8, and 50 mm f/1.4