Newsletter: What the hell have I been up to?
Seriously, where is this year going? It has been full of amazing things but how is it already mid August! Anyhow, here are a few of the awesome things I have been doing:
Pacific Northwest College of Art
In May, I had the privilege of work with my alma mater to update their Look Book images. Since my graduation back in 2012, PNCA has moved into the old 501 post office building on NW Broadway. It was really fun getting to see the new space, even if I was admittedly a little (ok a lot) jealous of the new facilities.
There is so much happening in our world and there is a serious need for open discussions on topics that can be hard to talk about if we want progress. The Color of NOW's is, offering a safe platform for those discussions to happen while mixing in art. Their goal is to offer "a multimedia lecture/discussion series that stimulates individual growth and community health by offering a robust education designed to eradicate systems of oppression in the U.S." I was so honored to document one of their lectures focusing on "The Visibility of Privilege." I highly recommend following their Facebook page and if you are in the Portland area, attending one of their events.
Cody contacted me wanting to do an Old Hollywood inspired shoot, which clearly, is right up my alley! I teamed up with hair and makeup goddess, Alix Zimmermann and we had one of the most entertaining shoots ever. This girl was so fun to work with and I can't wait for November to roll around because we already have a hilarious holiday card shoot on the books!
A few months ago, USA Today, asked me to submit my 20 favorite drive-ins to be compiled with submissions from a few other "experts," to create a contest for the 10 Best Drive-In Theatres in the U.S.A. While I wish I knew every single drive-in that was out there, I was happy to submit selections from my own experience and research. I'm sure several amazing ones were missed but hopefully the article brought attention to ALL drive-in theatres out there. I am also please to say that 99W Drive-In, in Newberg, Oregon, where the inspiration for my book Drive-In America started, got voted #1!
It hasn't been all work and no play. I have had some awesome adventures the last few month!
That is it for now. I hope all of you are having an amazing summer. And, as always, if you are looking to do some fun, crazy, and amazing photo shoots, hit me up!