I had a busy weekend in Portland. I had a new camera and lenses to try out, so I arranged shoots with a couple of my regulars and some new models as well.
Dylan and I met up Friday night. I try to catch up with him every time I go to Portland. Not only is he an excellent model, but he’s just fun to hang out with. Here he is at the Hotel Eastlund, lounging on the couch.
Robert and I met Saturday morning. A photographer friend had introduced us online, and we’d been talking for a week or so about shooting. We shot for a couple of hours, indoors and out. It went well, and I look forward to shooting with him again.
Shaun and I shot Saturday afternoon. This was our third shoot, and my first chance to shoot him dancing.
A few days before the trip, Damian messaged me on Model Mayhem, said some nice things about my portfolio, and expressed an interest in shooting with me, so we arranged to meet and discuss a shoot. We met at Red Robin and talked, and then shot a few random shots. I definitely want to shoot him again.
Franklin had been part of the group for the Oregon Dunes shoot last year, but it had been a large group so I didn’t have a lot of time with him. This shoot, I got more one on one time with him. He’s eager and enthusiastic and photographs beautifully.
And finally there was Bear. He and Matt had shot a few times, and I was thrilled to get a chance to shoot with him, too. I wasn’t disappointed. He’s a free spirit, tall, slender, effortlessly sexy, and an effective collaborator in making the shot happen. He also supplied the quote of the day.
I’m always dropping cannabis out of my bag. Constantly. It’s a really big problem of mine.