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Athletes into Superheroes: Conceptual Photography

Gaither #26 as Superman
Apr 29 2015

Athletes into Superheroes: Conceptual Photography

Photography is a powerful way to make an impression, and creating unique conceptual art is just one way of doing it! A couple of years ago, I absentmindedly scribbled down the idea of shooting skaters from the Rose City Rollers’ all-star team, the Wheels of Justice, in superhero-inspired poses and settings. Seeing these people as heroes wasn’t much […]

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Apr 09 2014

Fashion photography for Clair Vintage Inspired Spring/Summer 2014

There are some clients that make us stop and think, “Is this REALLY my job? It’s too good to be true!”. Alyson Clair, from Clair Vintage Inspired, is one of them. We recently had the pleasure of collaborating with her on her Spring/ Summer 2014 collection lookbook. Alyson creates garments for a wide range of body […]

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Jan 23 2014

Photo Shoot with Portland Men’s Roller Derby

Team Upswept recently tackled the not-to-be-trifled-with task of shooting a 12-month calendar: we were brought in by Portland’s very own men’s (yes, men!) roller derby all-star travel team, the Bridgetown Menace, to collaborate with them on their 2014 fundraiser. Each page stars a member of their skating roster, and the guys brought their beards, biceps, and […]

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Jan 14 2014

Why You Should Stop Saying “Cheese”

There’s a thing that always seems to happen, when someone pulls out their camera. We hear the words, “Smile!” or “Say Cheese,” and we put on our smiles. A lot of times, we’ll even smile even if nobody gives us the cue. And you know, why wouldn’t we? We’ve been hearing it since we were […]

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Dec 19 2013

Why looking your best in photos has nothing to do with good looks

We all have feelings about having our photo taken: the camera might be your friend, or maybe it feels like a mortal enemy.  How does looking at a photo make you feel? Do you smile at the memory of the time when it was taken? Or do you cringe and start mentally noting every flaw […]

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