I’ve always been the kind of photographer who loves to take on any challenge, photographing many genres and styles of work. If I were a musician I could never stick to one style, I’d always be experimenting; bluegrass one day, heavy metal the next. My only consistent standard is to make images that are natural and authentic. My latest shoot for Washington Rock Quarries of their rock products in a home near Seattle was such a shoot. How do you make gravel look good? Take something quite ordinary and make it look interesting without using lighting or heavy post production?
I waited to schedule the shoot until I saw we were going to have a classic Seattle late spring day - cold and damp in the morning, sunny and warm in the afternoon, so I was able to capture the landscaping and materials in a full range of light. The client may have seen my work for both landscape architects Site Workshop as well as quarry mining company, Summit Materials so this shoot gave me a chance to combine my experiences photographing materials and landscaping. A snake made a guest appearance making it part wildlife shoot too!