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.

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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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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

Lakeside School OLOT 2013

March 18th, 2013

Teenagers ready for a night out at a dance in Seattle.

Saturday night I photographed a group of Lakeside students as they were about to leave for the annual OLOT dance. They assembled at the home of Kurt and Mary on Queen Anne , parents of  Philip

and the above picture was taken on the back deck of their  home as the sun was setting. Click here for a link to a web gallery of the entire set of images I collected.

Here are a couple more images.

Teenagers ready for a night out at a dance in Seattle.

Teenagers ready for a night out at a dance in Seattle.

Teenagers ready for a night out at a dance in Seattle.

Teenagers ready for a night out at a dance in Seattle.

 

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THE GREAT FLOOD

March 15th, 2013

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Bill Frisell performed the music he composed for the film THE GREAT FLOOD by Bill Morrison at the Moore Theatre on March 2. Bill Morrison’s new film is about an event that happened 86 years ago. The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States. It inundated 27,000 square miles and displaced more than a million people and caused over $400 million in damages and killed 246 people in seven states.
Bill Frisell composed some quartet music for the film and was accompanied by trumpeter Ron Miles, bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen. It would be something not to miss if they ever do it again in Seattle.
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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.

Portrait of a young girl alone in an airport

So this weekend spring finally seemed to arrive after a very wet winter. Discovery Park was grand fun for family and dogs.

Another recent assignment this time to photograph George Carofino and his wife Dianne. We were fortunate to have a beautiful sunny day so we headed out to the beach at Carkeek  Park. It turned out to be very clear so we got the Olympic Mountains to show up behind them. Also made a few images of their son Brad and his family on the beach


I had the honor of making a portrait of a couple, Namita and Gauhar on their wedding day at the Golf Club at Newcastle over the weekend.
The golf club sits on a high point overlooking Lake Washington and the City of Seattle and the distant Olympic Mountains.
Their beautiful wedding garments enhanced the exotic of the portrait in the context of the setting. Especially the long wheat grass surrounding them.