Friday, July 31, 2009

talking to...

my best friend, 
kaliene Denei Roth.


emerald city.

weekend trip.

 cassie and i are on a trip. a little weekend getaway.
taking a little vacay.
spokane to seattle.
(heat plus rush hour equals  no bueno)

but so worth it.
we went to the beach.

we played at gasworks park.

meet claytone. 
a wonderful man indeed.
a dreamer
a creator
a wonderful friend

he needs socks, though.
if you've any to spare.

also meet Rashid.
from Uzbekistan.
loves the emerald city.
thick Uzbek accent, that we all love

amazing artist
excellent cook
dear friend
and of course,
my best friend,
Kaliene Denei Roth.

life is good in the emerald city. 
i hope to see clintsy, whom i miss.
it is cooler here than in spokane, and even if it wasn't, 
it's still seattle
and i love it.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

weird days...

produce weird images. 
such as the following, shot while lying in the grass at Whitworth.

(weird day)
a students view of the library.

in other news, we're already having fun with my new 580 ex II speedlite. as evidenced by the following:
(kris hafso again)

it's so hot.

but this weekend, seattle here i come. yessssss.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

trying some triptychs.

and here's the first. I dont normally do things like this, so I dont know how I feel about it yet, but it was fun to do. 

cassie, naturally.

in other news, Sara Renee Murray has come to Spokane. Yessssss. hopefully we will have some sort of adventure involving photographs... just like last fall. 

I wish it wasn't so hot.


Monday, July 20, 2009

summer sunsets and pretty girls.

The west coast has better sunsets than the east coast. 

Case in point:

These are the views that awaited me as I went to get the mail the other day. 
Beat that, Massawhosetts.
(not a sunset, or a pretty girl.. this is on the Columbia River, my favorite place.)


Cheney, WA. Home to Eastern Washington University, sprawling fields, endless blue skies, a bunch of bored kids, and one beautiful girl..   

miss Cassie Shanholtzer. 
(dont worry about that last name... just call her cassafrass)
Thanks to Cassie, I now have an addiction to American Dad. (you should watch it. it's no South Park.. but it's pretty funny.)

enough said.

I'm getting a speedlite on Weds for my Mark II... I could be more excited- wait, no. I couldn't be more stoked. I told Casey Baird I would take his portrait (again) once I got it. He is also hyped, its exciting. I'm telling you... men like Casey dont come around often. 


Thursday, July 16, 2009

It has been pretty stinking hot here. But not so hot that we don't occasionally venture outside. Earlier this week, Kris, Katie and I went on a little woodsy adventure.

i snapped a couple landscapes (just for you, mom)

We took a family portrait.

And, naturally, I stalked my friends with the camera. (Kris)

Unfortunately, most of us have come down with what some sort of pandemic, so I haven't been shooting much more this week. But once I'm off my death bed, expect a few more.


Monday, July 13, 2009


This is my dear friend, Casey Baird. Casey is a good looking guy from Portland, Oregon.

Last week, on a beautiful afternoon, we took a bus into downtown Spokane and had ourselves an adventure. We talked about life, love, passion, dreams, art, adventure, etc. 

And he was a great sport when it came to not only finding good reflective surfaces, but taking photos in them.

He was also an excellent model.
(Surround yourself with people like Casey Baird)
One of the most free- spirited, fun-loving, adventurous, passionate, optimistic, kind men you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. 

here's to you, friend.


Friday, July 10, 2009

for Kelsey

last night as it began to rain, there was a rainbow. You made me take this. So I post it for you, Kelsey.

(Kelsey Wakefield)


Monday, July 6, 2009

west coast


Over the past few weeks I have been galavanting around the pacific northwest, and snapping a few shots all the while. 


Jaydn Isaac Ekin. 
I have a newfound love for rest stops after doing so much driving. and this phone booth just looked cool.

so did this arrow.

I took these while I was driving and terrified my friends.



Emerald City.

I love the beach.

self. on the floor. naturally.
Johnny Kuhn.
life is good.
more to come, I'm sure.


it runs in the family

This is my nephew, Alexander. 
He is five years old and already loves to play golf. Being as I was home for a few days, he asked me to come to his very first tournament, so naturally I brought my new camera along. 

Mom, Dad, and baby brother Cooper came, and posed for a nice family snapshot. (the other parents thought we were dorks, but we're used to that)

Alex is left-handed, and thinks everyone else should be, too.

It was a nice day for the Tri-Cities, too- only about 90 degrees out.

And for a five-year-old, he certainly doesn't suck. I expect great things from this little man.