The other night I had a good photo shoot with a Govy local named Reginald. He is a snowboarder that I met this past summer. He goes by the nickname of “The Original”. His plan is to move up to Mount Baker, Washington sometime in February. It was great to get some good shots of him before he hits the road out of town.
The New York Times has put together a great collection of photos from 2008.
I have set up a little photo studio in my garage up here in Government Camp. Last night I got this shot. Hope everyone is doing lots of shooting while on Christmas break. Have a great Christmas, see you soon.
The individuals are many, the paths different, but the location is the same; Portland, Oregon. The common fiber between the four individuals that I photographed is relocation. Some came to the Rose City by choice, others by chance; some from far off lands, others less than a thousand miles away. The idea behind my vision for this project was to capture the vibrant nature Portland offers through the people who inhabit it. Each person was photographed in the neighborhood they reside in. Doing this created an easy going mood.
My project PDX Lifestyle was an outstanding subject for me to explore. I just put the final touches on my book and I’m very happy with the results. This project started as a way to challenge myself and ended in me thinking that fashion photography would be an avenue that I could be very successful in.
To get ideas for this project I created a notebook with images of fashion models torn from magazines such as Vogue and Elle. Doing this helped me study light, mood and body movements that I found interesting. This also helped the people that I was photographing, because before any shooting took place I would hand them the model release and the notebook to look at. I would point out certain poses that I would like to explore this gave my subjects a good idea of how to move and pose. I think my shots reflect this.
From the start I was concentrating on style, my style. One of the goals I had going in was to really study and focus myself on images that reflect my style. I now have become obsessed with fashion photographers, models and designers. This project has really opened up a new world for me to explore and that’s just what I’m going to do.
Here are some photographers that I studied for this project.
I got one last photo shoot done today. Although Martina is from Switzerland her look was very Portland. Make sure to click my link below the photo to check some other shots I got today.
PDX Lifestyle Gallery 3
Right now I’m really pushing myself to come up with my whole professional photography concept of who and how I want to be seen to potential clients. The work I have been doing in the classes this term has really helped me visualize my overall career plan. I won’t go into all the details in this post but I have come up with a very workable marketing image that involves certain colors for business cards and letter heads all the way to an idea about a viable workspace.
This is where I need a little help (suggestions or whatever) about a good tag line that would be integrated in all my e-mails, letterheads, business cards, mailers and what not. Below is a list of what I have been thinking could work.
- Photos in the age of design.
- An image beyond belief.
- Images beyond belief.
- Photos times the design.
- Designer of photos in the modern world.
- Photos to get lost in.
- Images that make you believe.
- Photos that demand action.
- Photos with innovative design.
- Images with innovative design.
- Photography with innovative design.
- Forward looking.
- Sustainable Images.
- Sustainable Imagery.
Here is a list of some that I have found that are currently being used by Photographers.