Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Green Kitchen Southern Oregon Magazine

My good friend Julie O'Dwyer had me shoot this interior for her...she submitted the kitchen to Southern Oregon Magazine...and it got published.  Additionally, it opened the door for me to work with Southern Oregon Magazine...hence, keep an eye out...you'll see more of my work there!

Thank you Julie!

Monday, May 21, 2012

My Mom, Aunt, & Grandmother

My pretty mother, my super sweet aunt (who passed away in 1994), and my grandmother with her 2nd husband. Unfortunately, I don't know my grandmother well...dang, I can't even understand her when she talks!  All these pics were taken before I was born...I believe in the mid to early 70's.  My 2nd cousin sent them my way...thank you Miriam!

And this is why we take pictures......wow....

Thursday, May 17, 2012


A few months ago on my first of 3 flights to Florida, I was sitting next to a rather important man. We talked...meaningful talk. He asked why we chose to relocate to Southern Oregon...asked about my kids, etc.  I told him I was a photographer...he worked for some medical thing...he wasn't very specific. At the end of the flight he stated, "Good luck, Ezra." I told him I would see him around...because it's a small valley.  I remembered his name. Roy Vinyard. As soon I as I got to Florida, I googled his name for his contact info...all in effort to send him a kind email. I do this often.  No such luck...his email isn't public. But I did find out that he is the CEO of  Asante Health System...the largest healthcare provider in this part of the state.

Fast forward  half a year...and Asante contacts me...they want me to photograph their annual  Carpenter Awards Celebration...in addition to doing a few portraits of Dr. Brian Gross.  I landed this little gig thanks to a fellow chamber member (Linda Farland). It gave me the opportunity to reintroduce myself to Roy. He remembered me.

On a flight to Florida in February, I was sitting in front of 3 guys that had just started a t-shirt company.  They got on the plane drunk...and got drunker!  It was a 5 hour flight of drunken madness. They were super obnoxious, rude, inconsiderate, loud...and just straight up offensive!

I think you get my point. Always be on your best behavior!

This is my favorite picture from the Asante event...enjoy!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Pinch Myself to make sure...

Every once in a while I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming. Here's my sunset view. I was about 5 minutes from the house...coming home after a shoot with Sunday Afternoons.  And since I like to share...click --> here!   Feel free to use the image however you wish (well, except for commercial use)!   And make sure to share it with others!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Test Shoot with Hannah & Austin!

Here's a bit more from my test shoot with Hannah &  Austin...scroll down two posts to see another shot of Austin.  
And for all of my friends back in Florida and my family in Chicago...this location is a quarter of mile from where we live...beautiful!  

Friday, May 4, 2012

Nick Morales

Here's Nick Morales...my mentee (senior project)...and recent recipient of the Gates Scholarship.  Nick will be attending Reed College...same place Steve Jobs went...not bad.  You can read more about Nick  here.  We're all proud of him!