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The Just For Men World Beard and Moustache Championships crowned 18 title winners, highlighting the best and boldest examples of facial hair from across the globe on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 in Portland, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP Images for Just for Men)
On Saturday we shot the Just for Men World Beard and Moustache Championships for Just for Men, the event’s main sponsor. It was a fantastic event. Other than the action on stage, I wanted to really capture the faces of the competitors so I setup a small studio backstage and shot portraits of many of the winners and interesting characters that I saw. Here are some of my favorites:
The event was a huge hit, especially here in Portland. Contestants competed for the gold in one of 18 different categories ranging from the delicate Dali to the gravity-defying Full Beard Freestyle. The overall champion was Madison Rowley who was the winner of the Garibaldi. (First photo on the right). Category specific champions included Daniel Lawlor who wowed the judges with his perfectly groomed Freestyle Moustache and Andrew Shuler whose Full Beard Natural charmed the crowds.
To determine the winners, the judges were asked which contestant’s facial hair best enhanced his overall appearance, style and personality. In the freestyle categories the judges were asked to consider originality and creativity as well.
A couple of weeks ago we got a call from Advocare looking for a photographer for a shoot with Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe. I was happy to shoot it as I’ve worked with him many many times, not only as the Timbers photographer, but I also hid in the bushes while he proposed to his now wife Felicia, shot maternity photos for them and shot photos of his new baby as well. I’m kind of the Nagbe personal photographer, so I was happy to shoot some cool photos for his latest product endorsement. Advocare sent a video crew up from Dallas and we rented out the Portland Futsal faciltiy on 17th Ave in SE Portland, which is the perfect facility for a photo shoot like this. This is one of my favorites from the shoot.
Last week we worked on a pretty large project with a real estate firm here in Portland to take photographs of all 30 of their agents and staff. The key was to have all the images look the same, but look unique at the same time. So we shot on location at 5 different homes over 3 days. Here are a few of my favorites. Environmental business portraits are probably one of my favorite things to shoot and this was a very fun project to work on.
Wedding + ski resort + summer = fun. We shot Tracy and Dan’s wedding this past weekend at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl. The ceremony was held at the top of the upper bowl, nestled in next to a warming hut. All in attendance enjoyed Mt. Hood as a picture-perfect backdrop, while the sun set and lit up the mountain with a pink hue. In order to reach this ceremony site, the bride, groom, and all their guests rode the chair lift all the way up from the base of Ski Bowl, and back down to the reception later in the evening. We love it when weddings take us out of the city and into the awesome wilderness.
If you live in Beaverton you may have seen these flyers hitting your mailbox a lot in the last few weeks. We had the pleasure of working with Brian Tosky’s campaign for Oregon House Representative to create images that will hopefully help tell his story and get him elected to the Oregon House. If you live in Beaverton and have not yet voted, be sure to cast your ballot by May 20! I am generally pretty neutral as far as politics go. Part of the job, but I will say that after spending over 3 days with Brian and his family I wouldn’t hesitate to vote for him. He is a good person with some good ideas. Here are a few of the mailers/web images/etc that we shot for the campaign.
have you seen any of these in your mailbox? Let me know! and Be sure to vote on May 20th!