I’m really excited and proud to be working on this project for Cassie Ridgway at Mag-Big, a collaboration with her, Beth Olson Creative, and a whole bunch of my favorite badass Portland singers and rockers. Stay tuned over the next couple of months for more. Here’s Cassie’s designer statement:
Attention world: I am about to unleash a project that may be one of the proudest things I have ever had the honor to have worked on.
As many of you know, I divide most of my life passion between two things: apparel design and music. Over the last few years, I have been the fortunate benefactor of many incredible female musical companions who have— time and time again—shown their support for my endeavors as a clothing manufacturer (and as a musician). The women I am speaking of are shaping our city in such myriad ways: defining the silhouettes, the sounds, the style, the class, the brave, and the bold.
They are the female musicians of Portland, Or.
I came up with this project concept a number of months ago, and am truly excited to say that it will be a three month long journey of photographing all the most prominent and incredible female musicians I can. Our theme is a “Vanity Fair” style lookbook, featuring our Mag-Big Houseline Clothing (which we have always felt lends itself well to “stagewear”).
This project has been a huge collaboration between Mag-Big, Jason Quigley, Beth Olson, Blake Baer, Rachel Marie Rasmussen, and our venue, Archipelago.
And most of all, our models.
I present you all with the first series from The Greenroom Collection. All clothing was made by us, and is available in store or online.
As always: thank you for your support of local production and local music.
My friend Sara turns 30 years young in a few days, so this week’s TBT is some silly photos of her band the angry orts (now called Fault Lines), taken in 2006. These are my early attempts at band portraits, so please forgive me. Happy birthday Sara, and you’re welcome!
I recently had the pleasure of documenting some Japanese students while they were in Portland as part of a BeGlobal exchange program. I photographed them as they were introduced to their host families, during an ESL class at PSU, and finally on a hot summer day picking berries on Sauvie Island as seen here. The main takeaway from this assignment is that teenagers are teenagers, no matter where they come from.
While on a trip to visit family in Southern California, I took some family portraits for my sis-in-law’s coworkers. I tried to arrange these two pairs of sisters like it was a band portrait but they had a hard time keeping a straight face. We got it eventually, but I like the outtake.