I assisted Los Angelas-based photographer Manuello Paganelli on a recent magazine shoot he did in WA July 31, 2008. He photographed a radio personality, and I helped with the tech end of things.
After the shoot, we took a trip up North a bit and shot pictures road-trip style, where ever people directed us. We ended up around the V section of Washington, traveling up and down around the island areas and such. Here are a few images I liked from my time Friday/Saturday.
Nate and Erin are elementary school teachers in the small community of Bayview, WA, an area located next to mudflats. During rainy seasons, the couples boats come in handy as the mudflats flood with water. The couple raises chickens alongside a successful vegetable garden, and says that it is very relaxing to come home and take care of both.
Angela, a farmer in Edison, WA, holds her baby sheep outside of the main part of her farm. Angela has lived and worked in the area for the past 30 years, before that working as a photographer. Angela says she loves what she does.
Rick, a local fisherman, drags his boat out of muck to launch it into Samish Bay.
Bill Turner is running for Skagit Valley Commissioner, and here poses for a portrait in a field on the outskirts of Edison, WA.
A kayaker and his faithful dog prepare for a trip in the Guemes Channel, adjacent to Anacortes, WA.
Monica has provided kayak tours in the San Juan Islands for the last few years, giving both amateurs and aficionados alike the chance to experience the islands “the best way”. Here, Monica poses for a portrait alongside some of her company’s kayaks at Deception State Park.
Deception State Park has many scenic locations, particularly a pier overlooking the Deception Pass.
A man riding the Guemes Island ferry looks out of a window on the short ride across the Guemes Channel to Anacortes.
A chicken serves as lookout beneath a pickup truck on a farm in Edison, WA.
An oil refinery overlooking Padilla Bay glows in the late afternoon sun.
Thanks for looking!