Man. Every now and then, something will happen that makes me just stop and think to myself “well then, this is pretty neat.”
Back in late July, I was contacted out of the blue by Nylon Magazine to see if I’d be interested in pulling off a fairly last-minute shoot with Ms. Carrie Brownstein for their September TV issue. As you may or may not be aware, Carrie Brownstein is the leading lady in Portlandia. She’s also acclaimed guitarist for both Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag. So, being asked to work with her was pretty sweet — especially since I live in Portland (represent, yoh).
Two days later, we met at the home of Bowen Ames for a relatively quick 2-hour session. Without mincing too many words, I can say that Carrie is just plain likeable. She’s easy-going, gracious, and humble — almost to the point of shyness. She’s also neither taller, nor shorter than I would have imagined. And it’s always a pleasant surprise to find out someone of note is also not a total jerk in person.
Of the three looks we shot, the magazine ran only a single image – although they granted Portlandia a full page. As is usually the case, they didn’t use any of my particularly favorite photos, but that’s how it goes. Below are shots from my favorite of the three looks. Enjoy them.
One last note — I want to here officially thank Jeff Luker for passing on my name to Nylon. You, sir, are the business.