Did a shoot with badass Kelly Roy the founder of ADX for Portland Monthly. ADX is all about collaboration, with a woodshop, metal shop and digital lab where you can share tools, knowledge, and space. We love supporting places like ADX and also really like making sparks so a set of high-fives all around.
Did a tour of tasty, tasty places for simply scrumptious Australian Food and Travel Magazine, Feast. This required some intense research, i.e. eating everything we could get our cameras on. The adventure included, but was not limited to:
Bollywood Theater - Ace Hotel - Portland Saturday Market - Mediterranean Exploration Company - Clay Pigeon Winery - House Spirits - Olympic Provisions - Portland Airport - Tasty n' Alder - Raven and Rose - Pepe Le Moko - Pok Pok - Tidbit Food Farm - Tilt - Yard House - Ace Hotel - Saturday Market
Now go forth and feast.
Last month we photographed David Griswold of Sustainable Harvest Coffee here in Portland for the cover of Global Coffee Report Magazine. As an importer of specialty coffees from all over the world, they do an amazing job creating connections between farmers and consumers. They help make sure farmers can actually make a reasonable profit from the sale of their beans. Plus, they make a mean cup of coffee, which kept us way too talkative during the shoot.
We photographed David Grau, owner of FP Transitions, at his office in Lake Oswego for Financial Advisor Magazine. David Grau can be fairly called the granddaddy of the advisor-transition business. He recently published “Succession Planning for Financial Advisors: Building an Enduring Business.” Our goal here was to make David look strong, confident, and cool. We used a few of the younger employees in the office to illustrate the idea that you need a plan for next generation to move in and take your place when you retire.
Spent the day looking at many, many computer screens over at Iberdrola Renewables, the second-largest wind operator in the U.S. They contracted NashCO to create promotional video and stills for their Pearl District Offices which meant a trip to the trading desk and then their National Control Center. Which sounds pretty fancy. And actually was pretty fancy. Weather and trading and colorful screens and lots of folks looking rather intent. We had run of the place; setting up lights, asking questions, lightly directing scenes (very lightly, or they looked staged) all while trying to make sure everyone had fun and got their work done (us included). The end result? Happy client, interesting public relations images of people looking at screens, and we now possess a wealth of wind pattern knowledge. Just a win-win all around.
The Wall Street Journal asked us to photograph local business owner and motorcycle enthusiast Tom Daly for a series called Faces of the Affordable Care Act. Tom represents The 'Young Invincible,' who is interested in health insurance, but decided it was too expensive. However, his new motorcycle habit, impending marriage and recent status as homeowner have made him rethink this opinion. Adulthood will do that to you I guess.
So lucky to have the Oregon Symphony as a client. For the last several years we have had the pleasure of getting a behind the scenes view of the whole shebang. This involves going backstage, annoying audience members with shutter noises, climbing tall ladders, hanging with Carlos, that kind of thing. This year's marketing involved capturing the magic of the Schnitz with all its amazing architecture and unique historic details, plus the excitement and anticipation of attending the Symphony. We were pretty excited ourselves to have access to all the little secret spaces the concert hall has, and were kept on our toes by the documentary vibe they wanted.
NashCO Photo is proud to say that our client Vignette Agency has launched their new corporate website, built with images created specifically for Vignette by NashCO. We worked with Vignette over two days to produce crafted images that represent their workplace for a style that is unique the them.
Ah The Finder. Willamette Week's annual guide to all that is irreverent in Portland. Free in the warmer months, you can now get them for 5 bucks at Powell's. In it you can find tourist-worthy things like, best drinkable dirt, best gypsy cemetery, best survival kit, and best Tarantino set. We love assignments where our shot list includes things like tire swings, and urban goats. If you look really closely you can see Mr. Onstott making a cameo in two of the images. It's like a post-modern Where's Waldo.