Ponto Family Pictures

September 23rd, 2016

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Had the opportunity to photograph the Ponto family recently. I like this one a lot.

Luke Bryan Wins Again

April 20th, 2015

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Congratulations to Luke Bryan who was voted entertainer of the year at The Academy of Country Music Awards last night, his second entertainer of the year award. The singer says he’s not jaded about winning. “I don’t think it’s a time for me to be smooth. I don’t think it’s a time for me to be suave. I think it’s a time for me to jump up and down and celebrate. These are the days,” Bryan said backstage. “When I’m an old guy rocking in a rock chair, I’m going to go, ‘You had a doggone good time.’ And that’s my approach.”

Bryan first won the honor in 2013. He won the entertainer of the year award at the Country Music Association Awards in November. Bryan was a double winner Sunday night: He also picked up the ACM for vocal event of the year for “This How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line. The country star performed and hosted the show, for a third year, with Blake Shelton.

In 2011, I took some pictures of  Luke Bryan for a photo essay for Yahoo. He was passing through Seattle on tour after a gig at the Gorge and stopped off to go fly fishing on Puget Sound at Seahurst Park in Burien. Here a couple of the pictures from that day.

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Polar Bear Plunge

January 2nd, 2015

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At this time of year when the weather is around freezing, some people feel the desire to plunge into freezing waters. Jana is one of those folks who get this notion so I drove her down to Golden Gardens and documented her plunge into the frigid water of Puget Sound. Afterwards she said that “the best part is that the stupid water doesn’t even feel that cold compared to the air. and how you feel afterwards”.

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My second Downbeat cover of the year was of Brian Blade and his Fellowship band. They played and Earshot jazz concert at the Seattle Art Museum and I had them in the studio for a portrait session the day before. They were wonderful to photograph and I loved hearing their music.
Brian is an exceptional musician Here are a couple of pictures from the concert.
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Dave Holland Quartet PRISM

August 26th, 2014

Dave Holland and his quartet Prism

I photographed Dave Holland and his Quartet for a cover story in the February issue of Downbeat Magazine. Here are some of the pictures they ran. Dave Holland (bass), Kevin Eubanks (guitar), Craig Taborn (piano/keys) and Eric Harland (drums) –  played at Jazz Alley presenting songs from their CD Prism.

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Dave Holland and his quartet Prism

 

Dave Holland and his quartet Prism

 

Dave Holland and his quartet Prism

 

Dave Holland and his quartet Prism

Steve Jobs

August 29th, 2013

Steve Jobs addressing a conference.Recently I was scanning in some older slides from the late 1990’s and found this shot of Steve Jobs I had forgot I made. I remember him as pretty funny at the time. Wish he was still with us.

 

Michael Moss at Town Hall

June 3rd, 2013

Michael Moss, author of "Salt, Sugar, Fat" speaks at Seattle's Town Hall.

 

Author Michael Moss spoke at Town Hall in Seattle recently and signed copies of his book Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” afterwards. A very interesting evening listening to Moss speak about how the processed food industry has been so successful at increasing its control over US “stomach share”.  Michael Moss is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist who has been writing about the US food system for the past few years for the NY Times.  

Michael Moss, author of "Salt, Sugar, Fat" speaks at Seattle's Town Hall.

Michael Moss, author of "Salt, Sugar, Fat" signs books at Seattle's Town Hall.

Portrait of high school lacrosse player Cooper Woolston at Nathan Hale HS
Last month. Lacrosse Magazine, assigned me to make some photographs for an upcoming profile of a local student athlete. It was an inspiring story of high school lacrosse attackman Cooper Woolston, who plays with a prosthetic leg for Seattle’s Division II Nathan Hale High School

Cooper is a junior at University Prep and has been playing at the highest level for years despite having to play with a prosthetic leg. He was wonderful to photograph and has committed to play NCAA Div. III lacrosse at Swarthmore College. I wish him the best of luck in his college career on the field and in the classroom.
Portrait of high school lacrosse player Cooper Woolston at Nathan Hale HS

Portrait of high school lacrosse player Cooper Woolston at Nathan Hale HS

Editorial portrait of GE employee Todd Lovern at his home office.
On a recent assignment for Workforce Magazine on a story about employees who work from home, I photographed Todd Lovern. Todd works from his home office for General Electric’s Health Care division.
It was a very comfortable setting for a portrait and the light was with us that day.