Saturday, September 17, 2011


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Celebrating the Timbers third goal over the New England Revolution. One last home game before concluding our debut season in MLS.

NOTE: Colors are not toned perfectly yet, as I am in the midst of 11 projects, but I wanted to get this up Now.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Idiot Trod

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Combining beer, running (correction, walking, sometimes crawling) and costumes, the Urban Iditrod is yet another example of Portland's finest.
One passerby kindly inquired, "it's not a gay thing is it?"
Here's my partner in crime's vid:

Friday, January 22, 2010


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Goodfoot, Southeast, Portland, Oregon, USA

Friday, December 11, 2009

Let 'er Buck!

The Pendleton Round-Up turns 100 and I get published in a book. So that's cool. It's mostly American Indian and cowboy artifacts that I photographed at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute and the Round Up Hall of Fame. But there's also action shots of mine from the '07 rodeo.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Grunge is back

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Quick, last minute shoot to advertise our custom "snow water land" logo embroidered flannels at the shop.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Breathe* Taking

If you've never understood what I see in journalism, watch at least a couple of these:

Proof that new media can tell timeless stories.

* No thanks to everyone who read this headline and didn't point out that I originally typed "breath" instead of "breathe."

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Abbotsford, British Columbia

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Sikh festival. More soon.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Q: So Niki, what do you do at your day job?

A: I'm glad you asked; Many very important pictures.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Downtown Denver

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Notice the sky in the first compared with the subsequent photos; This was within 45 minutes of one another.
I was generally unmoved by domestic metro architectural photography, until I realized it's Portland itself that doesn't yet inspire me.
(Yes, I know - sin of all sins for me to critisize your prized city).
My complains are two fold: 1) I'm already bored of the incessantly diffused light and blown out skies, and, 2) The architecture is bland - despite the significance of the painfully unattractive Portland Building.
Clearly the problem lies within, and I am not so unreasonable as to blame an entire city for my lack of inspiration. But post-storm Denver affirmed my mounting suspicion that downtown Portland is aesthitically bland.
Prove me wrong?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


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Found this opp while scouting portrait locations for Tyler and Michelle's upcoming farm wedding. Speaking of - looking for contract assistants in the Willamette Valley and metro areas.
First post since moving back stateside. Been a bit preoccupied with my new job shooting for
Additional NZ images to ensue, as well as my take on Stumptown.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

"Lest We Forget"

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ANZAC day in Arrowtown, NZ.

Friday, April 10, 2009

A girl and her chooks

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Kiwis, such as young Stella here, call chickens "chooks".

Only in dreams

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Back to Black

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Sacred island tree in Golden Bay.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Big Bowls Fan

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This bloke was quite intent on watching the old hens compete in a riveting match of bowls at the Government Gardens in Rotorua.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

... Go All Blacks!

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cat of Lancashire

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One of my NZ besties

Monday, January 12, 2009

Buzz cut

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It's sheep shearing season here at Tiahronga. They look pathetic after the deed.
Farm life has been great and all, but I miss photojournalism so much. Time to dig back into it!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Hit me with music

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From a piano that I'm getting to know.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Kekes by Heli

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I live here.
PS - this Web page was not designed by Erik Hidle, but by yours truly. Nice try though.

Sunday, November 30, 2008