Candles lit in Red Square at Western last night in tribute to Steve Jobs left a waxy tribute the next morning. Everyone has said it better than I can so I will make it brief. The work of Jobs and Apple and the innovations that emerged from their office’s in the last decade have improved the lives of photographers like myself in myriad ways. That’s why we use them. Cause they just work. Jobs thoughts on creativity have always resonated with me.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
The weather is getting real nice up here in Bellingham, which means it’s feature photo season for my clients. On Wednesday this week, I hung out in Red Square at WWU for a bit. I was lucky to capture two cool moments of students enjoying themselves.
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U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee visited Western Washington University today to talk with students about Pell Grants, budget cuts and the AmeriCorp and Students in Service Learning programs. I covered the visit for Western’s Office of University Communications, where I am a photography intern this spring.
I had an intriguing exchange with Rep. Inslee in the parking lot behind Old Main, right before he got into his Prius to leave. Only myself, Inslee and one of his staffers remained.
Inslee: “And who are you?”
Me: “I shoot for Western.”
Inslee: “Oh, you’re not one of those subversives, good.”
Me: “Uhh haha yeah paparazzi here. Mumble mumble.”
I came across this strange scene outside of Bond Hall, where, on the first day of spring quarter, someone threw out a bunch of desks. It’s found features like this that remind me why I have a camera with me constantly.
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One of my first assignments as a photography intern with the Office of University Communications at Western Washington University was to explore the Chemistry Building. It’s a good thing no one asked me to help — it has been more than a while since high school chemistry class!
But really, my internship is looking to be an interesting experience. Every day is very different, but for now, I am tasked with gathering an archive of images of each building on campus. They are both building portrait assignments, as well as marketing of the school, departments and buildings. And I have to say, being given the license to roam and explore for the better part of each day has been a rewarding challenge.
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What a nail biter of a game — a handful of free throws in the final waning
minutes basically decided the game. With just seconds to go, the game was
within two points! When Western won, a scrum of fans stormed the court. It wasn’t
exactly the Super Bowl scrum but it was more than I’m used to.
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I must be tired as I live vicariously through these sleeping student images…Here’s another one from Western yesterday. You really cannot beat incredible light like that.
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I have always enjoyed making portraits, whether they are impromptu encounters as at Bellingham Comicon, or in more formal sessions, as in my work with Western Washington University athletes. Portraiture is so exciting and fulfilling to me — just the idea of being able to capture someone’s true personality in an image is a thrill. 2010 offered me the opportunity to shoot portraits for some terrific clients.
Cityvision Magazine hired me to make portraits of Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike, Shoreline Mayor Keith McGlashan and Everett City Attorney Ramsey Ramerman.
The Western Front assigned me to make portraits of some of Western’s top athletes and other important members of the Bellingham community.
I also made portraits for a number of smaller, local clients and editorial publications. No matter who I am photographing, I love the challenge of connecting a portrait to the story in a meaningful way.
Without further adieu, here are a few of my favorite portraits of 2010. (more…)