Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tilted Thunder Rail Birds | Banked Roller Derby


The Saint Hellions, in orange, and the Sugar Skulls, in green, go head-to-head at the season opener of the Banked Track Roller Derby, presented by the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Comcast Arena in Everett, Wash.(Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


Referees stretch out in preparation for the season opener of the Banked Track Roller Derby, presented by the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Comcast Arena in Everett, Wash. Four teams - the Saint Hellions, the Sugar Skulls, the Rolling Blackouts and Royal Crush - went head-to-head for a win. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)



Members of the Tilted Thunder Peeps team warm up with a singalong before the season opener of the Banked Track Roller Derby, presented by the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Comcast Arena in Everett, Wash. Four teams - the Saint Hellions, the Sugar Skulls, the Rolling Blackouts and Royal Crush - went head-to-head for a win. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


Players' water bottles, adorned with stickers and an asthma nebulizer, sit on the side of the rink at the season opener of the Banked Track Roller Derby, presented by the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Comcast Arena in Everett, Wash. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


Jean Claude Van Damsel, center, of the Sugar Skulls, laughs with Sweet Ca-Roll-Ine, of the Saint Hellions, left, before the season opener of the Banked Track Roller Derby, presented by the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Comcast Arena in Everett, Wash. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


The Queen of Hearts, mascot for the Royal Crush team, poses for a portrait at the season opener of the Banked Track Roller Derby, presented by the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Comcast Arena in Everett, Wash. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


Karny Aslaughta, of the Sugar Skulls, navigates around the track as the lead jammer at the season opener of the Banked Track Roller Derby, presented by the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Comcast Arena in Everett, Wash. Four teams - the Saint Hellions, the Sugar Skulls, the Rolling Blackouts and Royal Crush - went head-to-head for a win. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pacific Northwest Yo-Yo Championships


Yo-yo all stars Harrison Lee, 13, the 2012 international rookie of the year, center, Charles Haycock, 19, the 2011 Canadian champion, right, and Jensen Kimmitt, 24, the 2010 world champion, left, warm up in a quiet hallway before their performances at the ninth annual Pacific Northwest Regionals Yo-Yo Championship on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


Jensen Kimmitt, 24, the 2010 world yo-yo champion, right, performs during the 1A competition at the ninth annual Pacific Northwest Regionals Yo-Yo Championship on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


A colorful variety of high-performance yo-yos sit on display in a traveler's case at the ninth annual Pacific Northwest Regionals Yo-Yo Championship on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


Performers deftly execute tricks at the ninth annual Pacific Northwest Regionals Yo-Yo Championship on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


California's Grant Johnson performs during the 1A competition at the ninth annual Pacific Northwest Regionals Yo-Yo Championship on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


































California's Joshua Ray cheers while heading off the 1A competition section at the ninth annual Pacific Northwest Regionals Yo-Yo Championship on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)

FaerieCon West | Seattle, Wash.


An attendee washes his hands after taking a bathroom break before returning to the festivities of FaerieCon West Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


































Attendees pose for portraits during FaerieCon West Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Seattle, Wash. Crowds of costume-clad attendees filled the venue, posing for pictures and comparing articles of clothing. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


The DJ from the band Faun works the turntables during a performance at FaerieCon West Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


Kim Howard, center, and Pummy Kaur, right, take a break to eat during FaerieCon West Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


Attendees pose for portraits during FaerieCon West Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Seattle, Wash. Crowds of costume-clad attendees filled the venue, posing for pictures and comparing articles of clothing. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)


Attendees pose for portraits during FaerieCon West Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Seattle, Wash. Crowds of costume-clad attendees filled the venue, posing for pictures and comparing articles of clothing. (Jordan Stead, for seattlepi.com)

Monday, February 18, 2013

area (a design + build firm) | Portrait

Made a portrait for my good friend Matt Lewis and his colleague, Andrea Jacobsen, for their design and build firm, Area. Check them out and enjoy!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Speed Rack Seattle | for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Speed Rack. Drinks. Madness. Capitol Hill. Soaked in champagne. That is all. Enjoy!


Portland resident and bartender Lacy Hawkins, center, competes against Angel Teta, right, during a cocktail creation round at the Seattle leg of Speed Rack on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Century Ballroom in Seattle, Washington. Hawkins was later crowned Miss Speed Rack Seattle. Speed Rack is a national cocktail competition that pits the top female bartenders in key cocktail markets against each other in timed and judged challenges. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the tour's ten stops will be donated to breast cancer education, prevention and research.


Contestants and onlookers await the start of a cocktail creation round during the Seattle leg of Speed Rack on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Century Ballroom in Seattle, Washington.


Bartender Missy Cross fashions drinks during a cocktail creation round at the Seattle leg of Speed Rack on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Century Ballroom in Seattle, Washington.


Bartender Angel Teta, center, mingles with the crowd during the Seattle leg of Speed Rack on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Century Ballroom in Seattle, Washington.


Cocktail tasting judge Ann Apte samples a drink prepared for her during the Seattle leg of Speed Rack on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Century Ballroom in Seattle, Washington.


Attendees wait for the next cocktail creation round during the Seattle leg of Speed Rack on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Century Ballroom in Seattle, Washington.


Robert Hess, center, and other cocktail judges sample their drinks during the Seattle leg of Speed Rack on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Century Ballroom in Seattle, Washington.


Portland resident and bartender Lacy Hawkins, center right, screams in surprise after winning the final cocktail creation round during the Seattle leg of Speed Rack on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Century Ballroom in Seattle, Washington. Hawkins was crowned Miss Speed Rack Seattle. It was her first time winning the competition. Speed Rack is a national cocktail competition that pits the top female bartenders in key cocktail markets against each other in timed and judged challenges. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the tour's ten stops will be donated to breast cancer education, prevention and research.


Portland resident and bartender Lacy Hawkins, center right, is showered with alcohol after winning the final cocktail creation round during the Seattle leg of Speed Rack on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Century Ballroom in Seattle, Washington.


Portland resident and bartender Lacy Hawkins, center right, is showered with alcohol after winning the final cocktail creation round during the Seattle leg of Speed Rack on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Century Ballroom in Seattle, Washington.


Champagne is poured for attendees during the Seattle leg of Speed Rack on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Century Ballroom in Seattle, Washington.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Jackie Helfgott | Portrait for Seattle University Magazine

Got to spend a couple hours with Dr. Jackie Helfgott, a professor, criminal justice department chair and sketcher at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington, to make pictures for the school's alumni magazine. Enjoy.





Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A day on set with Fun. | for PictureGroup & Atlantic Records

It is rare to get the chance to combine your love of two things. Long before I shot a single still image, I was captured by the beauty and process of making film. Last week, a referral (of a referral of another referral) granted me the opportunity to make pictures on set of a music video - yet this time, it was on a much larger scale than ever before. The band Fun (stylized "fun.") is set to release a music video for their newest UK single, "Why Am I The One," and with only a tiny break in their tour schedule falling in Seattle, they had only a limited time and a day's worth of locations to make what needed to be made. A week later, they won "Best New Artist" at the Grammys... following 12 years in the music business. While I must admit, I haven't listened to a lot of Fun, I had an excellent time documenting behind-the-scenes while on set with the band and crew. Enjoy.

All images © PictureGroup / Atlantic Records.