Editorial Photography

September 8th, 2018

I just noticed a tweet from ESPN, referring to when 13 year old Natalie Gilbert, singing the national anthem at a Trail Blazers game, suddenly froze, forgetting the lyrics. In one of the classiest moves all time, Blazers head coach Maurice Cheeks came onto the floor and help Natalie finish the song.

I had the pleasure of photographing Natalie a few months later and once again in 2010.

Natalie Gilbert, photographed in 2003.

Natalie Gilbert in the studio
Natalie Gilbert in the studio

Editorial Photography

September 7th, 2018

I still love shooting editorial work. I also just stumbled onto a story I worked on for Vice last February, on living in remote communities without access to high speed internet. I spent a couple days in Orleans, California which is part of the Kurok tribal lands in a beautiful valley along the Klamath River, in far NW California.

 

Here’s a link:
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d35kbj/americans-who-dont-have-internet

 

Here’s a few pictures:

Views of Orleans California
Orleans, California

 

Beau Donahue is a Computer Systems Technician for the Karuk Tribe, working on bringing in broadband internet service to Orleans California.
Beau Donahue is a Computer Systems Technician for the Karuk Tribe, working on bringing in broadband internet service to Orleans California.

 

Babbie Peterson is the Clinic Manager at the Orleans Health and Wellness Clinic which is operated by the Karuk tribe, in Orleans, CA
Babbie Peterson is the Clinic Manager at the Orleans Health and Wellness Clinic which is operated by the Karuk tribe, in Orleans, CA

 

Bill Tripp is the Development Director of Eco Cultural Revitalization for the Karuk Tribal Department of Natural Resources, in Orleans CaliforniaOrleans California.
Bill Tripp is the Development Director of Eco Cultural Revitalization for the Karuk Tribal Department of Natural Resources, in Orleans CaliforniaOrleans California.

Award winning advertising photography

September 5th, 2018

I happened to stumble across something called D&AD Awards for Advertising to discover that a campaign for the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, that used a couple of my pictures had won!

“To promote the city’s 300th birthday, New Orleans Tourism demonstrated its USP compared to other travel destinations. When you visit New Orleans, you leave with a story instead of a souvenir. This poster series used archival photography from the city’s history to celebrate stories from music to Mardi Gras to gay rights.”

In addition to my own, the posters featured work by

  • Bruce Gilden
  • Jack Robinson
  • Michael P Smith
  • Eric Waters

Pretty Cool huh! Too bad no one told me so I could brag about it sooner. haha

Mardis Gras, New Orleans, 1979

 

Mardis Gras, New Orleans, 1979

Columbia River Project

June 15th, 2017

I’m just back from a week in British Columbia, where I was working on my Columbia River project, aka “The Great River of the West”. I traveled to remote areas of the upper Columbia, including the almost impossible to access Kinbasket Lake. Now I’m working on processing the over forty sheets of 8 x 10 film, but look for new images soon. Meanwhile here’s a teaser, as posted on instagram

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Spring Break Road Trip

April 20th, 2017

Travel Oregon has published my account of our family RV trip down the southern Oregon coast from last year’s Spring Break. Here’s the link:

http://traveloregon.com/trip-ideas/itineraries/spring-break-rv-ing-on-the-south-coast/

 

I’ve added some of the highlight photos to a new “Short Story” here: http://mcclaran.com/portfolio/road-trip-on-the-oregon-coast/

 

And here’s a few outtakes:

Desperate attempt to start a campfire in a rain storm, Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon Coast
Desperate attempt to start a campfire in a rain storm, Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon Coast

 

Desperate attempt to start a campfire in a rain storm, Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon Coast
But it just kept raining harder and harder…..
Desperate attempt to start a campfire in a rain storm, Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon Coast
Not going to work…….

 

Rainy nights are good for card games and craft beer.
Rainy nights are good for card games and craft beer.

 

Family selfie.
Family selfie.