We had a blast preparing for the Second Annual PorchFest West Central! I wanted to strengthen the team, so I had a little party where we also had a white seamless backdrop already set up. It looks like everyone’s best friends, but the fact is that most of them had just met! That’s one of the great things about photography – you can use it as a means as well as an end. You tell people to get closer and closer and that’s what happens – they get closer! And when it’s time for the actual event, everyone knows each other and everything works out even better…
As most of you know, I recently opened an art gallery called Marmot Art Space in Kendall Yards (marmotartspace.com). The opening artist was one of Spokane’s most talented and beloved visual arts, Melissa Cole. We had a blast working together to create this set of photos, as usual. Hate getting your photo taken? Me, too. That’s why I use over a decade of experience as a photographer to put you at ease. Here are some of the photos from that shoot.
The Spokesman-Review loved the images that I shot recently for STCU, so much so that they published them. This is far and away the best thing you can do for a commercial client – provide images of the highest quality, images that our century old hometown newspaper and it’s award-winning photo department deem worthy of publication.
Because I shoot in a photojournalistic style, it’s easy to publish these images in a magazine, journal, or newspaper. If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much are these pictures worth? Below are some of the many images that I sent them, including those selected above.
Once again had the opportunity to work with Leadership Spokane at their Gala at Northern Quest Casino. As you can see, a good time was had by all and money was raised for a great organization. If you haven’t heard of Servant Leadership, now is a good time as ever. A wonderful idea – check it out!
I had an amazing time getting to know Steven Pinker during his visit here. I worked with EWU’s Foundation to provide high quality images of his lectures with students at EWU, his talk at the INB Center, as well as his time spent getting to know many people from the EWU community. I also provided special images for the donor who made this whole visit happen. I also prepared a slide show that was shown on the massive INB screen prior to the event to get the attendees excited about the show.
This was just an amazing event! I love the energy and they urgency of it – get people together, toss out some ideas, form teams, build a plan together and before the weekend finishes compete to find funding. Think fast, work together, now! Great way to spend a weekend getting to know Spokane’s Young Entrepreneur Scene.
I just began to work with Leadership Spokane, a fantastic organization working to make Spokane a better place!
Linda Finney, its director, is so talented and sweet and easy to work with – a total pro!
“Leadership Spokane is committed to servant leadership training and professional development for leaders throughout the region. When diverse leaders from a variety of organizations come together, bringing the richness of their perspectives and experiences, they make better decisions and the community prospers. Youth Leadership Spokane develops the next generation of servant leaders by creating strong and healthy youth, and empowering them for service to each other and to their community.
The Leadership Spokane program is specifically designed to build organizational and individual capacity and foster success, both in volunteer and professional leadership roles. Program participants enhance their leadership skills, improve their understanding of the community’s organizations, businesses, issues and history, and gain access to a key leadership network that is moving the greater Spokane region forward.”
This is the beginning of a much more lengthy project that I will formally announce at some point in the future. Stay tuned…
Well, Hoopfest is just around the corner!
Like every single person that lives in Spokane or has visited Spokane, I love the fact that the ENTIRE community gets together, decides to shut down downtown to vehicle traffic, and put thousands of people in the middle of the city.
And gets them doing something to work the heart and lungs, as well as to play with a team.
It’s a win, win, win!
I’ve been working for months on my first Spokane-based project and we’re just a couple of weeks away from it’s release!
It’s called SPOKANE FIFTY (S50)and there’s more information at spokanefifty.com.
I have not yet talked to the media about this; I think we’re going to start small and do some underground stuff first and let it build organically and go from there.
I’ve also got a twitter page, but we’re still in the pre-release stage, so, for now there’s not much there. @spokanefifty
This is going to be fun!!