Okay, just a quick little thing I need to bring to your collective attentions:
A good number of months ago, a lady by the name of Jackie Luo, editor of Ache Magazine, contacted me wondering if I’d like to be interviewed and featured for their sixth installment, and of course I said yes.
Now, the trixy thing with something like this is the fact that there’s usually a considerable lag between when I sumbit a contribution and when the publication is actually released. I am an old man, and I tend to forget things. Also, worse, I tend to rush my way through interview questions and end up wincing when I read my own words three months later in print. Luckily, this time at least, no wincing was necessary. In fact, I was met with the surprise realization that Jackie ended up running one of my photos as the cover. Bonus points!
So yes, a pleasant affair all-round. Please do give me the honor of reading through Ache No. 6. The issue is full of amazing artists (so it’ll be fun for you; I promise), and I’m proud to be amongst them. Also, as a postscript, I can tell you that Issue 6 also includes a few hitherto unpublished photos that I am very fond of. So go see now.
Springtime in Portland is the business. Practically everything in the city gets covered in flowers, including the trees. There’s nothing quite like a backlit cherry tree in full bloom against a bright blue sky. Needless to say, though, days like that are somewhat rare. In March, Portland is still very much in the depths of its rainy season. So a few days ago, on a particularly sunny afternoon, I found myself roaming my friend’s neighborhood, trying to grab shots of the cherry blossoms while the gettin was good.
But after just a few minutes of walking, I realized that this was an occasion for friends. So after a moment of contemplation, a couple of quick texts to the ever-beautiful Meredith Adelaide, and we were off.
A walk around the block and one roll of film later, this is what we had. Quick and easy and awesome.
A few weeks back, thanks to a random Twitter connection, I had the pleasure of meeting and working with both Emily Tebbetts and Meredith Adelaide. Emily is herself a very talented photographer and was visiting Portland from Boston. She had been staying with Meredith, who happens to model, so we all decided it would be good to take a trip down the Columbia Gorge in order to show Emily some of the local awesomeness. And also, of course, take some photos. ^_^ Wardrobe provided by Urban Outfitters.
I was also able to snag a few keepers of Emily during the day too. You can see Emily’s version of events here. Go now!
P.S. – Meredith happens to have a music project she’s working on with her boyfriend (Josh). Be a sport and give them a listenin’ to.