and Part Deux: The Outside Photographs here...
Making portraits of people is something that I've only gotten serious about in the last year or so and I love it! As much as I enjoy photographing other subjects, people in front of a camera are so very interesting. The process of connecting with another person with a camera is really remarkable. And there really isn't anything I can think of more gratifying than the reaction people have when they see their portraits or tell me about how their mother responded to the surprise gift of a family photo. It's an amazing thing to be part of and I feel very lucky to participate in creating those images.
The Mountain Runner Portrait Series continued in 2013.
Ryan Welts, Jack Puppy and Kristina Folcik-Welts at The 2013 Cranmore Hill Climb
2011 World Mountain Running Champion Max King at home in Bend, Oregon
USATF Mountain Running Staff Member Richard Bolt indulging two of his favorite vices in Bend, Oregon
Working with models has been a great way to develop my portraiture and lighting skills and it's a blast to collaborate with someone to make an image!
I did more family portraits in 2013 than I've ever done and I'm so grateful for the opportunity. It's great fun and I look forward to doing more of this work in 2014!
And here's where I get to self-indulgently show photographs of my children...