Many years ago, one of the first professional gigs I shot as a new freelancer, was Drag. I love the energy, the good jeer…the cheekyness of it all. I’ve photographed many over the years now, so it was with little surprise that I once more found myself in the middle of that fun again…this time in Saint Helens, during our annual Halloweentown celebration. The Klondike Tavern hosted the evening and Jyo and I worked tag-team to cover the whole thing. Here’s just a peak…
Some of the wonderful folks of The Carrum Group Jyoti Sackett – Photographer and I photographed on our recent Social Media Headshot session, on location at the amazing Le Meridien Hotel in the heart of San Francisco. Thanks for making it so fun!!
Jyo and I had a whirlwind week which involved driving down to San Francisco for a quick portrait session with The Carrum Group, a small startup company. Our HQ was the 19th floor of the Le Meridien and we set up our studio on the outdoor patio…hoping for cooperative light for the afternoon. We were rewarded. You’ll see us…waaaaaaaaay down there in that 2nd photo.On the drive back, we couldn’t resist a section just off 101 through Humboldt County…Avenue of the Giants. How can you not stop…even for just a moment…to touch these magnificent things. Oooph…Thanks again folks…and to my much loved BFFJill (you know who you are).
Jyo and I both had some old film roles we wanted to finish up, and with summer drawing to a close, we took one last quick road trip, crawling the coast between Astoria and Willapa Bay for a couple of days. I love old film…the texture and the funkyness. My Minolta has some kind of light leak…my Nikon FA is full of dust and schmutz. I keep telling myself I’ll get them serviced and cleaned up…buuuuuuut….I probably won’t.
We knew we had a few days in the Bay area with folks and things we wanted to see, so we thought an AirBnB might be just the thing. I’ve never used the service before but It seems like a perfect opportunity. I signed in not really knowing what to expect or what would be available. I didn’t have much luck until I noticed some of the other filters you could use to search for the kind of stay you wanted. I saw ‘Boat’. “Hmmmm”…I said to myself. I dived in and within seconds, saw something available…not only for when we wanted it but for a stupid-great price…in Alameda. It turned out to be perfect. We were close to everything, the boat (while never actually out on the water…just mored to the berth) was small and neat and comfortable…just right for two people used to car and tent camping. I took Jyo into the city on the lovely Bay ferry, which we were able to catch just a mile or so from our BoatBnB. A great lunch, a fabulous walk along the pier and a sunset return ferry to Alameda made the day for us and let me show Jyo some of the many reasons I love San Francisco so much. We were actually a little sorry to say goodbye but are pretty certain we’ll find a way to do it again. Oh and before you ask…yes. The Captain’s Hat and Pipe were included. Onto a quick stop in Fresno next before heading out into our desert adventure…..