Wednesday, December 9, 2009


our photo collective got a blog, check back often for new projects that are posted. we meet weekly and share our work, and also decide on a new project/theme for the following week in order to keep us shooting. this is such a great thing to be apart of, i'm really happy this thing has taken off like it has.

click to view: KEEP IT LIGHT.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

first thursday arts walk.

the 619 building is located on western ave. between columbia and yesler in pioneer sqaure.

come have some free wine and a good time!

photos for sale at a reasonable price, too!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

photo group.

the new high light of my week has been meeting with nine local photographers and friends, and coming up with themes to keep us shooting. it's definitely a good time to start this sort of creative group, seeing as how the seattle winter weather can really get a person down on their creativity. here's what i have shot for our assignments thus far.

week one: night shot

week two: everyone came up with a one-sentence phrase or story-idea, and we put them in to a pile, and each drew a random one... the one i got was "you just found out something that changes your life forever".

it just so happens that my dad passed away a year ago on november 15, so i did a self-portrait in his shirt and pair of socks, with a few more of this clothes strewn around the room. i am also wearing the ring of his that my mom gave me after he passed away from a sudden heart attack. that's him on the wall behind me.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

totality and infinity.

chelsea and i shot this moments ago in my apartment. i was inspired by the fact that we talked about philosophy/psychology books from the 1970's earlier this evening, i have a growing collection of them, and recommended that she read i'm ok, you're ok by thomas a. harris some time soon.

i'm not so sure what totality and infinity is about (i've yet to read it), but i've always been intrigued, and a bit intimidated to see what it has to tell me.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

beach house.

i had the pleasure of shooting one of my current favorite bands at neumo's here in seattle.
here's a few of the detail shots i captured during the band's performance, and more can be found on neumo's flickr page.

also, a full band shot i took...

puyallup fair photos.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

william eggleston.

truly a lifestyle-photography master.

just got some film back.

i've been shooting a lot with my minolta point-and-shoot 35mm camera, exclusively using 400 tmax film.
i love how the film always has perfect contrast, whether using a flash, or natural day light.
here's a couple of examples.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

big bad heart.

my boyfriend, ryan, took all of these photographic gems.
check out more of his work here.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

naomi and frank.

i'm tired of cutesy-fashion shots.
i enjoy ones like this much better.

clothes by ruffeo hearts lil' snotty.

Monday, September 21, 2009

proud mary.

my halloween costume!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

ruffeo hearts lil' snotty shoot.

view/buy the clothing at

see more of my photos from the shoot here.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

get groovy.

this is the beginning of a series... a group of photographs that will feature wigs, sunglasses, colorful backdrops, etc. i want to photograph you as an alternate persona. play dress-up like you are a kid again... and let me document it!

let me know if you want to be in on the fun.

thanks to kristopher, my first subject in this series.

check out his photography here. it's worth taking a look at.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

still life with woodpecker.

i want this printed big on my wall.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


my most recent summer photoshoot.
thanks to angelina for being such a lovely, spirited model.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

new favorite photographer.

check out martin parr's work here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


summer photoshoots are in full effect.
i will post results soon!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

oh my goth, you guys.

chadwick tyler is my new inspiration.
it's summer time, but i've been feeling a bit dark.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

these are a few of my favorite things.

cd, camera, book, and shoes i am into as of lately.

Monday, May 18, 2009

my space.

in reference to my semi-new apartment... not the dreaded networking website.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

chelsea typing a letter, and not getting very far.

i've been thinking about this shot for a long time, and i finally made it a reality with chelsea's help.
the lamps are partly hers, partly mine, and we set everything up in the living room of her house.
she did a great job acting the part of the distressed love-letter-writer.
chelsea said this encompasses what she has actually been doing lately with her letters...
it always makes me happy when my ideas for a shot can also tell a true story of someone else's life at that moment.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

precious moments.

taken in cannon beach, oregon.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

new apartment.

it feels so good to live alone again. it's helped me feel a lot more creative lately.

this is the first spring in ages where i feel like new, exciting things are really taking place.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

emergency entrance.

i'm really into shooting medium format film again on my mamiya 645. it feels good.

this photograph was shot in lacey, washington at a construction site near my parents' house.

let your hair down.

mike is moving to nyc in a week, i couldn't be happier about the fact that he's pursuing his photography there, but i'm going to miss him tons.

check out his stuff at

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

all moved in.

thanks to these fine fellows and their huge muscles.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

dreamcatcher art show.

a couple of my owl photos will be in this show...
if you are in portland, hope to see you there this evening!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

polaroid love.

support the the impossible project.

"We aim to re-start production of analog INTEGRAL FILM for vintage Polaroid cameras in 2010. We have acquired Polaroid's old equipment, factory and seek your support."

saddest video ever goes to "little motel" by modest mouse.

one of my all-time favorite bands.

but, i can't say i love them as much after this video.

it's beautifully done, but seriously heart-breaking and altogether unsettling.


reed and rader are amazing in every way.

i've been following the pair for quite some time after seeing their spread in zink! magazine.

graphic design and photography are a great pair when done right.

kaz kar.