Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Chapman Swifts

This is my neighborhood spectcle. If you come to see what it's all about, please drive slowly and take out all that you bring in.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Girl Talk

I'd hadn't heard of a Mash-up Artist until I recently watched a documentary called Rip, a remix manifesto. Greg Gillis, better known as Girl Talk, is one such artist. He's not a DJ, and he'll be the first to tell you that. He uses only a laptop and music editing software to "mash up" iconic pop and rock songs (sometimes over 20 different songs in one track) and lays them over a heavy hip-hop beat. Like most DJs, one of his great skills is slowly working the crowd into a frenzy through his set. I don't think I've been at a show quite like this. From the unique talent of the artist, to the absolute unity that this packed house of strangers was displaying. Girl Talk, Google him.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jerry Waters

Portrait of Portland Architect, Jerry Waters. Shot on the Eastbank Esplanade with the Hawthorne Bridge and Portland city skyline in the background.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Keith Urban

Keith Urban and company on stage at Rose Garden arena in Portland on Friday. It's always a challenge making interesting photos when your stuck shooting from the soundboard. You have to incorporate other elements of what's going on around you than just the lead singer to get a good variety of shots. Using the crowd and full scope of the stage are a couple techniques in accomplishing those goals. And for this one I only had the first 2 songs to get it done.