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.

Phill @ 100 panoramic group portrait

I was asked to photograph the birthday party for Phil who was turning 100 years old on the deck of Anthony’s in Lynwood. It was a beautiful warm sunny August Sunday and everyone especially Phil looked grand.

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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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.

Portrait of Tim Burgess

March 4th, 2013

Two-term Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess is running for Mayor in 2013
Two-term Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess was the first to announce his candidacy for Mayor last November and his campaign seems to be going well. I photographed him recently at his home and was warmly welcomed by him and his family. I wish him all the best in his bid for mayor this fall.

Leaving On A Jetplane

February 13th, 2013

Portrait of a young girl alone in an airport Claire was smiling and ready right after she cleared the security checkpoints at Seattle Seatac Airport. She is heading off by herself on her first solo trip on a jetplane all the way across the country to Orlando FL to visit family there.
Below she was trying to pick out her Alaska Airlines plane. It going to be quite the adventure.

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