Wednesday, April 29, 2009

jack and the tilt-shift lens

This is the second time I have photographed Jack. Both times, his parents have requested that I approach the session the same way I approach one of my fine art shoots. Which, for me, means that I whip out my favorite lens: the 90mm tilt-shift. Woo hoo!!

The challenge, though, is that my tilt-shift is a manual lens with a very narrow plane of focus. And you are probably aware that three-year olds are moving targets. It's a little challenging.

Despite that, I am thrilled with the shots I got. Jack is as cute as can be and my lens worked it's magic. Plus, we did the shoot at Gasworks, so we got some great colors.
You like that little yellow flower (aka: weed) that Jack is holding? All his idea. He's a cutie, that one.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A glimpse into my world

A new body of work is in progress. Here's a peek.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Meet some of the James Beard Award nominees

Last night I had the great honor of photographing a special dinner hosted by five of the talented James Beard nominees for Best Chef in the Northwest.

Ethan Stowell of Union, Maria Hines of Tilth, Jason Wilson of Crush, Joseba Jimenez de Jimenez of Harvest Vine, and Cathy Whims of Nostrana in Portland created a beautiful and delectable evening for a group of media folk who chatted, ate, and then "tweeted" about their experience on Twitter.
I was the lucky lady who got to document it all, take some occasional bites, (and can I say YUM???) and meet some very cool people. All in all, a pretty great night.

(Thanks to Jason Wilson who hosted the event in his lovely restaurant, Crush. Also thanks to Hsiao-Ching of Suzuki Chou Communimedia, who came up with the very clever idea of tweeting about the experience.)