Flash From The Past: May 12, 2001

I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was 4 months into freelancing again after quitting my newspaper job in Topeka, Kansas, when the Portland Tribune hired me to shoot portraits of the city’s new women’s football team. I was truly finding my voice as a portrait photographer back then. Just looking at these pictures today has me wondering how long it took me to learn not to loom over people or shoot portraits with super wide angle lenses.

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Flash From The Past: April 29, 2002

Even though its been nine years I can still remember one of the crew members asking me what I thought of the lighting. I hope I didn’t say anything rude… I of course prefer light that is more contrast, but at the ripe age of 24, I might not have had the good sense to keep my mouth shut.

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