Portland and beyond

January 6, 2011

I didnt have a chance to post last month after spending some time out in Portland, Oregon but it might be my new favorite city! I was out there on a shoot for Nike and I need to get back when Im not working.  The team at Nike suggested that I stay at The Ace Hotel which was phenomenal and even better than the hotel was their restaurant, Clyde Common, where I had a great dinner at the bar. Aside from the great city of Portland, the shoot went off without a hitch and the hospitality of the staff at Nike was truly appreciated. The images will ultimately be used in a flipbook presentation but I like the piece below as well.

 

After working with the crew in Portland, I was home for a bit and then headed off to Dallas for a Nike football cleat and uniform release.  I have worked in the new football stadium before but Cowboys Stadium will never get old! I had worked with Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions in the past and was looking forward to seeing him again at this shoot.  He was joined by Steven Jackson of the St. Louis Rams, Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs, Clay Matthews of the GreenBay Packers and Felix Jones of the Dallas Cowboys for a great event.  In what will (hopefully) go down as the fastest prep time in history for a shoot, we literally set up in minutes to get the shot below. The football players were especially  accommodating and the crew I worked with in Dallas was stellar! Looking forward to working with them again in Dallas next month for the Super Bowl.

Happy January

January 4, 2011

Heres to a happy and healthy 2011.  While January tends to get overloaded with resolutions, I am not a big resolution kind of girl.  My one goal however is to make more of an effort to keep my blog updated. There are so many great blogs out there and one of my favorites is by a long time friend of mine – a Livingston High School grad and fellow Dukie – Jennifer Goodman Linn.  Jen has been fighting cancer for the past 6 years and in between living her life, rounds of chemo and keeping a kick ass blog, she has founded one of the most successful non-profits in history – www.cycelforsurvival.org.  She is a remarkable woman and with the attitude to live her life “fearlessly” she is an inspiration like no other.  Take time to read her blog – its worth it!  http://www.youfearless.com/page/fearless-blog and make sure to register for Cycle for Survival while you’re there. Drop me a note if youre a fellow photographer and interested in volunteering at the event – I shot last year and it was phenomenal!