A cool opportunity in Portland

Recently took a trip out to Oregon to teach some photography classes. We went out a few days early and did some adventuring - those pictures hopefully up soon. The classes went very well and I think everyone had a great time - we had access to an abandoned hotel and an old battle ship and a bunch of other amazing areas. Most nights we were up till 3 or 4 in the morning photographing models and having fun. We will soon be heading down to New Orleans to teach some more classes. I can't wait.


We recently purchased a building to move our studio to. It's going to need alot of work but we have some big plans for it! We've been dreaming alot lately about everything we would want it to have, now we just need to figure out how to go about making that happen. First things first - it needs a new roof (it's been leaking for the past 2 years). Then we have to competely gut everything and start from scratch. Recently took some family portraits of the Hoekstra's in part of the studio that wasn't as bad. I love the brick walls and the huge metal shutters. It is certainly going to be a cool background to use.