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A cool shot from a recent portrait session

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , on June 2, 2013 by Tim McGuire Images

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Portraits for Mad Andersons Acoustic Trio

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2013 by Tim McGuire Images

Some Portraiture I did for Mad Andersons Trio Website and CD

Mad Andersons Trio Website

Catherine and Nolan Anderson contacted me last Fall to shoot some portraits for their CD to be released in 2013 and their new website. Catherine is also an accomplished piano instructor and another portrait from the shoot was used on her website.

Here’s a preview of the forthcoming CD cover.

Mad Andersons CD Cover Art

HUMAN NATURE Connections – Whitewater River Kayaking with Christie and Drew

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

For the fourth entry in my HUMAN NATURE Connections Project I’d like to introduce Christie Glissmeyer and Drew Eastman, both are whitewater river kayakers and they are a newly engaged couple who live in Hood River, Oregon.  When Christie first heard about my project through her talent agent at Sports and Lifestyle Unlimited she wrote the following to me to describe how she connects with nature.

“I’m a kayaker, and I connect with the the natural environment through water. I ride the river currents, cascading through deep mossy gorges and dense forests of the Pacific Northwest. I’m immersed in thundering waves, navigating through the chaos of rapids and plunging over falls. My perfect moment is pushing away from shore and floating towards the horizon line of a waterfall. The world falls away it’s just me and the river, tumbling through the mist into a crystal clear pool below. For an instant it’s dark, cold, and eerily calm. Then I resurface, gasp for a breath of air and look up to see the powerful wall of water towering above me.”

We met to make some photographs at the top of Snoqualmie Pass at a stretch of the South fork of the Snoqualmie river they call “Fall in the Wall”.  It is a 1/4 to 1/2 mile stretch of river that is only run-able when the mountain runoff is high enough, usually late Winter and Spring.  This year, with all the snow pack it was still good to go in mid July. These are some of the photos we made on two runs down the river. I was trying to capture the feeling Christie described in her initial note to me. There will be a short video including some GoPro video footage shot from the front of Christie’s kayak coming soon!

See more images here on my Facebook site.

HUMAN NATURE CONNECTIONS – Say Hello to Erin

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , on July 26, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

Here is a the next installment in my HUMAN NATURE Connections project. Erin Walior saw my post on the West Seattle blog and responded that she would like to participate in my project. We made these portraits of her at Lincoln Park in West Seattle where Erin likes to walk, read, and enjoy the natural beauty of one of the gems of Seattle’s City Parks. Erin especially loves the area down by the water. Thanks Erin. It was a pleasure working with you.

HUMAN NATURE Connections - Erin Walior

I asked Erin if she would like to make a guest post on this blog. I figured she could tell her story better than I could. Her post is below along with some of the pictures we made and a link to Erin’s blog.

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I saw Tim’s request for models for his Human/Nature Connection project on the West Seattle Blog.  I thought “That sounds like fun, I should do that…” and then kept thinking I should do it without actually making any effort towards it.  I tend to do that a lot…I find new opportunities and experiences that sound fun and interesting, but never actually approach them.  Either I think I’m too fat, or that I’ll fail somehow, or that it’s just not “for me.”  I had to convince myself to email Tim and volunteer for his project.

I emailed Tim, and sent him a link to my blog.  I described myself as being overweight, because I wanted him to know exactly what I looked like and not be surprised or disappointed.  When he emailed me back, I was surprised. I actually thought maybe he didn’t look at my blog or realize that I was overweight, but he did.

After we had set up a time to meet and do the photos, I started to get very nervous, and I almost cancelled on him.  I still fight every day with 2 differing self-esteems – I love myself and who I am, and I am beautiful right now and I am fat and need to lose weight and unhappy with my appearance.  Asking someone to take my photo when I feel both of these emotions seemed almost crazy.

I convinced myself to go, even though I was extremely nervous.  I have a bad habit of assuming people will judge me negatively because I’m overweight.  Tim put me at ease right away, and it was actually a great experience.  We talked a lot about my blog, and I told Tim how my blog is about body acceptance, self love,  weight awareness, self hate, and all the things that go along with it.

I struggle every single day with who I am.  I struggle with liking myself, and it’s not all about the weight.  I struggle to accept that I might never lose weight, and so I need to learn to be happy with who I truly am, not just my appearance.  I struggle to make the right choices for my health, and to be okay with the fact that it is a hard battle to lose weight.  It’s all very conflicting and difficult, but it’s who I am. I mean, how do you say “I like who I am but I need to make changes and still like who I am?”  Really, it’s not all fun and “Woohoo!  Self discovery is AWESOME!!”  Trust me, I haven’t had that reaction yet. But…I’m slowly beginning to like myself a bit more each day.

I am so happy I did Tim’s project.  As I looked through the pictures, there were ones I really liked and ones that I was not so happy with.  But not once did I think “I would like this better if I was thinner” or “I wish my thighs were smaller in that picture” or anything like that.  The issues I had were with my expression or the way I was standing or some such nonsense, but nothing about my entire being.  That’s a new experience for me.  Even my blog pictures can provoke some self loathing, so I was quite surprised at my reaction.  I think it’s due to some great photography (thanks Tim!) and a growing self-acceptance.  – Erin Walior

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See Erins favorite shots here: http://rubenesquesmoothie.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/putting-myself-out-there-for-some-human-nature-connections/

HUMAN NATURE CONNECTIONS – This is “Just Sage”

Posted in Creative Process, Creativity, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

This is Sage who responded to my initial “call out” for people to work with on my HUMAN NATURE CONNECTIONS project.  Sage wrote to me, “I am a avid stilt walker (both pegs & bio mechanical) and enjoy cross country stilting. I recently experienced a stilting adventure in Tillamook, Oregon where I stilted in, over, and around natures obstacles along the outer coastline on my bio mechanicals…the experience was very rewarding physically as well as spiritually”.

I thought the idea offered a very different  (kind of zany) slant on what most people would envision when reading my initial blog post.  I must admit this included myself. So after meeting Sage, who just happened to be living across the street from me, I decided to go with it and see what we could come up. I think we made some unique and interesting photographs showing one persons unique connection with nature.

We shot these photos on various trails in the Quinault rain forest near Lake Quinault in the southwest part of the Olympic peninsula in Washington state.

Thanks for sharing your nature connection with us, Sage!

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You can also see these on my Behance Network page too. Check it out.

Human Nature Connections – Sonya

Posted in Creative Process, Creativity, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

Here is the first set of images from my Human Nature Connections project.  This is Sonya.  She connects with nature through hiking. She especially loves hiking the trails of Mt Rainier National Park in Washington State.

These photos were made in one day on Tiger Mountain East of Issaquah, Washington off I90  and the Little Si trail near Northbend, Washington.

Enjoy!

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Blurb Books

Posted in Creativity, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

While I’m not a great book designer yet, I do find the tools and price point to create really nice looking books on Blurb to be a great outlet for my creativity.  I have a new book in process which I hope to finish up in the next two months.  These are the two I have done so far.  Check out some of the other amazing books on Blurb.  It’s cool!

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…and a small gift book for my father to remember a camping and hiking trip we took in the North Cascades.

Three Days and Nig…
By Dick, Andy, and Ti…