Last week, we were hired to document the protest of Greenpeace activists against the passing of the Shell Oil icebreaker MSV Fennica under the St. John’s Bridge. It was a crazy 48 hours. It all started with a phone call at 10:30pm saying to meet in the park at midnight. From there, we waited until about 2:30am when the activists began repelling off the bridge. It was pitch black outside and we could not see anything other than a small headlamp here and there. using super high ISO (20,000 and higher!) and shooting longs lenses at 1/15 of a second, the camera could see the climbers when our eyes could not. It was pretty fun. around 6am the sun starting coming up and we downloaded our cards so an editor to get the images out on social media and to news services and I headed to the downtown helipad where I met with an R44 for a flight around the bridge for some photos from the air.
After the flight, I went back home – now awake for 39 straight hours and tried to get some sleep. The next morning my phone rang again. This time, the boat was moving and it was showdown time! I grabbed my gear and hustled back down to the helipad and got in the helicopter again, this time shooting the stand-off between the icebreaker and the activists hanging from the bridge before the ship turned around and went back to port. They had won the battle for the time being. Later in the day, a court would order the activists down and that evening the ship passed through. Our intern Kevin was on the ground shooting the final passing. It was a pretty successful event for Greenpeace and fun to be a part of the crew documenting it.
On the way back from the bridge I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take some photos of our great city from the air. A whirlwind 48 hours and a fun assignment. My photos were used by Greenpeace and media outlets all over the world.
Katie and Adam were married last weekend in her parent’s backyard. Yes, this is the forest behind their home, which they spent the last year transforming into this beautiful setting. To see more photos from this wedding, visit the sneak peek album here.
Here is the cover and inside spread of the August issue of The Winged M Magazine. The Multnomah Athletic club is one of our favorite clients, and we shoot for them every year. It’s always fun to see the finished product in their publication.
A few of our favorites from a wedding shot at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl by our associate photographer Thomas Boyd. To see more photos from this wedding, visit the sneak peek album on Facebook.
Here are a few of our favorites from Brian and Melissa’s summer wedding at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club.