Portland Growth = New Buildings, New Views What a difference a few months makes in Portland, and in fact many cities. I was getting used to the speed at which construction happened in Seattle and Los Angeles, and seeing it even more locally, all this Portland growth, is bracing. Portland growth, the increasing construction and […]
As you know, in addition to photographing architecture and design, I really enjoy capturing live events, especially if dark/difficult/unusual lighting is involved. Recently I spent an evening at one of the AMIA’s events to experience the performances of a few friends. The evening’s theme was the Vanport section of Portland, which was overrun by a […]
Landscape and Design Photography in One Our recent design photography shoot: The serrated enclosure created by the series of small concrete monoliths of Ball Nogues Studio’s Orchard installation in Sylmar’s El Cariso Park creates an island of raised lavender. A place where children were overheard, while I was photographing it, to say “This one is […]
3D Printing of Food Oyler Wu Collaborative designed the space at 3DSystems’ 3DS Culinary Lab and we were able to photograph it. Our architectural photography captures the undulating forms as they unfold and seem to breathe with every step we take through the space. The ground floor contains the kitchen demonstration and fabrication areas, and the […]
Craig Ellwood’s Daphne House – we photographed this for the realty listing, and it really is an impressive example of mid-century modern residential design. See the full listing at ArchitectureForSale.com!
This past weekend saw Sou’Wester Vintage Travel Trailer Rally 2015 edition with a dozen or more vintage travel trailers at the Sou’Wester Resort in Seaview, Washington. The owners of these treasures have spend countless hours and blood, sweat and tears transporting, finding original fixtures for, and restoring them. Once a year a coterie of […]
Architectural photography in Oregon: The structure rises, and the glass skin begins its journey to complete the exterior. TMT Development’s Park Avenue West apartment tower in Southwest Portland moves into the sky.
The namesake and inspiration of Don Henley’s Sunset Grill. The first few times I heard this song, when I was in junior high, it struck me as mysterious, a slow ride into a future sunset of some kind. When I hear it now, it’s even more sublime, magnetic and massive in its tense, structured angst. […]
The Young Research Library at UCLA (it used to be called the University Research Library), by A. Quincy Jones, Architect. I spent many, many hours here back in the day, and still love the place. With a now renovated first floor, the upper floors still evoke the pleasant hours spent studying architecture, photography, and random other […]
The site of the Old Spaghetti Factory on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles. Now the Sunset Gordon Tower, it’s an interesting example of how some developers are keeping a visual representation of the historical site. In this case, the actual facade was destroyed then reconstituted.