During the dot-com boom I had a job as a travel photographer for an ill-fated company that wanted to create virtual tours of the entire world. As I would travel around creating images and panoramic photos for the web, people would ask me “how does this company make money?” The questions would always make me laugh. Of course I wasn’t laughing when the venture capital abruptly dried up and i was left without a job (or several owed paychecks) right before Christmas of the year 2000. So desperate was I to find work taking pictures that I got a temp job photographing kids on Santa’s lap at the Lloyd Center Mall. As you can see I had a real knack for bringing the best out of my subjects.
It’s hard to believe that was almost a decade ago. My life has changed so much over the past nine years; I’ve gotten married, become a father and grown a business of my own.
Over the past two day, there has been a strange, thick fog covering Portland. It’s given a bit of a magical appearance to the city, especially at night.