Welcome to my new website and blog!
I had the unbelievable honor to work with Popeye Magazine from Japan this spring. Twenty-three days of shooting our fair city of Portland. We scoured the streets for beautiful boys to photograph, met, documented and befriended some of our city's most talented makers - Moniker Goods, Red Clouds Collective, Lemolo Baggage, Magnetic North, Mudshark Studios, Chris King Bikes, Poler, among many, many others. We ate amazing food, explored nooks and crannies of Portland that I've never experienced, and had the good luck to stumble onto a Lo Fang show while photographing the scene at the Doug Fir. I still don't know a lick of Japanese. Oh! Except for one word: Kirinuki!
I thought I'd inaugurate my new blog with work from this shoot. If you're not familiar with Popeye Magazine run out to your local Japanese market and pick up a copy. It's a beautiful magazine geared towards "City Boys", who basically are young, hip, stylish, preppy boys who like to travel. Popeye has been around for nearly 40 years and is easily one of the most popular magazines in Japan. Working with them was truly an opportunity of a lifetime.
Here are a small handful of pages scanned from the magazine. More images can be found under the Recent Projects category on my website.
I would be remiss if I didn't send out a heartfelt thanks to Jeff Hammerly and Yoko Furukawa, who sit at the Japan desk at Travel Portland, for recommending me to the editors at Popeye for this project. My agent Imari McDermott, whom I love and always has my back. Lastly, Hitomi Thompson, fixer, Westfailia driver, sister for 23 days and Japanese translator extraordinaire. I don't know how she does what she does.
Thanks for visiting!