Friday, August 10, 2012

Taylor Guterson | "Old Goats" director

Quite often, quick portrait assignments end up with you wracking your brain to make an individual in a dimly-lit cubicle appear as the next Mona Lisa. You got it: this day was just that. After meeting director Taylor Guterson and making some boring "senior portrait" styled images, I hit the jackpot. A seven-foot marlin hung from the off-white wall of his office in Bellevue. Cautiously maneuvering the beast's head spike through the hallways, we made our way into the parking lot where I asked Guterson to remove his shoes and socks and roll up his jeans - Huck Finn style. He loved it, and the rest is history. Enjoy!

A quirky director with a 7-foot marlin hung up in his office, Taylor Guterson - a filmmaker responsible for the low-budget movie titled "Old Goats" - is photographed Friday, August 10, 2012, in Bellevue, Wash. The film stars three former non-actors playing versions of themselves as older men, coping with life in the modern world. The movie, shot on Bainbridge Island, was made for $5,000 and has since gone on to garner attention at multiple film festivals around the country.

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