For those of you who attended the MiiR / ODW event this past summer, and had the time of your life, you can now relive every moment through pictures, and watch the documentary Beyond the Bottle which we screened that night. It’s all right here in this post. If you weren’t able to attend, you can still look too… just don’t expect to find yourself in the pictures. If you didn’t attend and are really mad at yourself for missing it, ROAD TRIP! We are doing it again this coming Saturday, November 12, in good ol’ Boise, Idaho. Here are the event details and location.
I will be showing my Liberia prints again, as well as doing a silent auction. The goal is to raise money and awareness for the ODW Horn of Africa Relief Fund. There will be food, drinks, beats by DJ Domestic, and a screening of the documentary Beyond The Bottle, which I recommend watching if you want to find out more about the clean water crisis. Hope to see you there.
The following event photos are by my good friends Gabe and Ashley Rodriguez, who are living legends and one of Seattle’s top power couples. A very big thank you goes out to them for documenting this incredible night. Check out Ashley’s recipe and photography blog Not Without Salt, and Gabe’s photography site GabrielBoone.
If you are going to be in or around Seattle this Friday, July 29th, I hope you will make plans to come to the opening of my Liberia photography show at the EVO gallery. Doors open at 8:30pm, and MiiR Bottles will be screening the documentary film ‘Beyond the Bottle‘ for the first time at 9:30pm. The address is 122 NW 36th St, Seattle, WA 98107.
There is a suggested $5 donation at the door and all donations will go to our partner One Day’s Wagesto provide clean water for those who need it most.
It’s going to be a great party, and I hope to see many of you there. Here is the official invite / registration page. While registering is helpful for making preperations, it is worth noting, you do not have to register to attend. So if you decide at the last minute to come, no problem. See you soon!
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I would like to start by thanking everyone who was able to stop by my show earlier this month, and also everyone who was not able to make it, or just didn’t want to. You are reading my blog now, so I thank you for that. Also a very big thank you to Publicis for hosting! Especially Wade, Carrie, and Lauren. I had a great time.
It’s an exciting thing to see your own work printed large, or at least larger than a portfolio. I felt like I was seeing the images for the first time in a way. Since the show is no longer open to the public, I thought I would share some pictures and a video from the party (above). Below are the images that are on display, along with the titles and descriptions. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing a print. I am also selling prints in different sizes than the ones at the show.
Hopefully this will be the first of many shows to come.
Albert And The Eggplant – 18×24
Personal Work, 2004. An afternoon with Albert is like no other afternoon you could imagine. Albert has a unique way of doing just about everything, including cooking an eggplant. It involves making a big mess and cleaning up with a spoon and a bowl.
Albert In The Basement – 24×36
Personal Work, 2004. Albert lives in Bellevue with his wife, and he marches to his own drum beat.
Rolloff Twins – 18×24
Zach and Jeremy Roloff are twins, although not identical. I have been photographing the Roloff family for The Discovery Channel for the past couple of years. They are the family on the TV show Little People Big World.
Street Youth: The Christmas Bunny – 18×24
In 2008 I set up a studio at a Christmas party for street youth in Seattle’s University District. Not a Halloween, or costume party, but a regular Christmas party. This guy arrived wearing a small bunny costume, and it very well could have been everyday outfit for all I know.
Street Youth: Fuzzy Hood – 18×24
Portraits are a luxury for street youth, and I know it meant a lot to them to be photographed.
The Writer – 24×36
Every once in a while, when I am least expecting it, things just seem to fall into place and something exciting presents itself. That was what happened when I photographed Josh Hornbeck in 2007.
Greg Lundgren – 24×36
Greg Lundgren is a business owner and a prank artist. This is a portrait of Greg conducting business.
The Nun – 18×24
Personal Work, 2009. Inspired by actual events which never happened and a love for classic paintings.
Annie Leibovitz – 18×24
This is my portrait of Annie Leibovitz, recently selected for the American Photography 25 contest which is one of the greatest honors in photography.
Dr. John Perkins – 18×24
I felt compelled to photograph Dr. John Perkins after hearing him speak in 2007. His life story and message of love and redemption struck a chord with me. John is the author of several books, including “Let Justice Roll Down”.
Buster Brown – 18×24
Personal Work, 2007. Bus is a close family friend and a farmer who lives in Woodinville with his wife Ida May. This portrait was taken on their property just before fresh strawberries and ice cream was served.
Ida May Brown – 18×24
Personal Work, 2007. Ida May is the wife of Bus. They live in Woodinville where they still have many acres of land.
Jeff and Karl – 24×32
Personal Work, 2009. The first in a series of many yet to be completed works.
You are invited to my photography show at Publicis in Seattle on Thursday October 1st. This will be the only night the show will be open to the public. I am looking forward to meeting many of you for the first time, and also seeing old friends. Even if you can only come for 5 minutes, I would appreciate your support. Feel free to spread the word, and bring your friends. There will also be an illustrator showing his work. Doors will be open from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Drawing for a free print is at 7:00, and you must be present to win.