Camille & Alex

Had the pleasure of art directing and photographing this engagement shoot for Camille and Alex. Taking full advantage of Oregon’s Summer flora using double exposures and the glow of golden hour to make these photos resonate and memorialize these special moments.

Box Wine Engagement

Everything happens for a Riesling, including this very special engagement.

Back in August, writer, artist, and friend Michael James Schneider partnered with me to photograph his engagement. After breaking up with his boyfriend, he created his own makeshift boyfriend out of boxes of wines.

“Since I didn’t have a boyfriend anymore, I made one myself out of the discarded wine boxes I ‘self-medicated’ with, along with some boxes others friends donated,” he told HuffPost of the jokey art project.

Schneider posted some special moments with his “boyfriend” on Twitter, and the pics quickly went viral. (There were a lot of lonely, “wow, this is me” responses, as you can imagine.)

In the meantime, he and Franz are enjoying the cozy post-engagement, pre-wedding stage of their relationship.

“We cook dinner together, we have pizza and sweatpants nights while watching Netflix,” he said. “Our love is just like anyone else’s love. What’s really annoying is when strangers come up to us in public and ask, ‘Which one’s the ‘man’ and which one’s the ‘person-shaped entity made of boxes of wine mysteriously brought to life’?’and I’m, like, ‘Those aren’t the only two genders, Linda!’”

Credit: BuzzFeed, HuffPost(blog edited from article), VICE, PinkNews, OregonLive, The Takeout, APlus, VinePair, Inquirer.

Ink Master: Angels

During the shows nation-wide tour of the US, The Angels keep it weird in Portland, Oregon on their search to find the nation’s best tattoo artist, I was contacted to create moody Portland inspired portraits for them. I had so much fun shooting with them, each Angel brought their own unique style and energy to the shoot!

You can find their instagram here and watch the episode here.