Photography

Photography Also

In addition to web development, I take photography jobs every month or so for clients like the National Education Association, fashion & jewelry designers, and weddings.

I’ve been shooting professionally since the mid-1990s, and today projects include architecture, interiors, products, fashion, portraits and occasionally, weddings.

Here are some of my best fine art photographs:

seattle-_DSC2908.jpgCenter for Wooden Boats, Seattle, Summer 2006

seattle-_DSC2924.jpg Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle, Summer 2006

seattle-_DSC3294.jpgLake Union, Seattle, Fall 2006

Boring Backstory

I’ve been using cameras since I was 11 years old, when Santa brought me an odd Polaroid-style camera made by Kodak. My parents bought me an SLR — mainly to get me to give back my mom’s SLR — when I was about 12. It was a Minolta XG-A, and I quickly traded it for my mom’s Minolta XG-1 because hers had manual controls.

In the summer after 7th grade, my school was selling many of its used darkroom enlargers, and I snapped one up (a big Omega that I still have). That enlarger would sit around for a few years until I got training in how to run a darkroom in 10th grade Photography class. I was smitten.

I’d spend hours in my family’s basement processing Kodak Tri-X film and making prints with the Omega, all the while listening to the Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, the Psychedelic Furs, the Cure and many other 80s bands. I’d lose track of time and emerge from my cave hungry, thirsty and squinty-eyed, usually 5 hours after I’d gone in.