Superbite Branding by This Design

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Screen grabs of design work by This Design for Superbite a Portland restaurant

Some of you know that I’m an avid cyclist. I’m a decent rider, and when I ride alone, I know how well I do. But the times that I cycle alongside a great rider, I’m better. It’s the collaboration that elevates us both. With a good riding partner I’m smoother, better, more aware. That’s a bit what it was like to work with Denis Kegler and the team at This on a project for Greg and Gabby Denton’s Superbite. The clarity of their ideas combined with their vision of the end result, elevated my work and made it more precise and effective.


In Print: Gluten Free Forever magazine

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inside spread of GFF article on Troy McLarty of Bollywood Theater

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spread of Destination Portland

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I’m super excited to see our photos in the current issue of Gluten Free Forever magazine. These were both such fun projects to work on. First, a story featuring Troy McLarty of Bollywood Theater fame, and another travel story highlighting all the terrific gluten free offerings in Portland. You can learn more about the magazine at the GFF website. With dozens of locations to visit, some of the highlights for me were The Broth Bar, New Cascadia Bakery, Ground Breaker Brewing, and Harlow. And it was nice to see our superstars, Imperial and Ox mentioned as well. Portland, Oregon is truly headquarters for all kinds of great food.


In Print: Luxe Magazine

Luxe Magazine calls me frequently to shoot their Stylemakers series and I absolutely love the process of creating them. It’s a half-day crash course on the region’s notable artists: learning quickly what makes them unique; scouting shoot locations to tell their story, and ultimately creating a personal/emotional space for them to really shine.

And then I cull the experience down to one beautiful black and white image that runs full page.  Doesn’t get any better than that, in my opinion.

This shot is of Michael Pratt and Reta Larson of Pratt & Larson, the country’s leading tile design house.

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In Print: Jason Ball Interiors in Portrait of Portland Magazine

I’m a firm believer that a great collaboration leads to great photographs. Collaborating with interior designer Jason Ball always pushes me to be my best. When someone who curates a space asks for an image that encompasses all that they were imbuing into a design, there’s a pretty high standard to meet.

Jason’s gorgeous kitchen design ran in the equally luscious Portrait of Portland Magazine.  You can see more of Jason’s stunning design work at Jason Ball Interiors.

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In Print: Food Arts Magazine

 Last Fall, Food Arts magazine featured Castagna and Chef Justin Woodward in its annual Menu Preview issue. What a treat it is to photograph such well-considered food in an incredibly beautiful space. And what sad news to hear that after 25 years, Food Arts is no more.

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