One of the best influences art has had on my life has been the opportunity to meet and collaborate with people that I would have otherwise probably never run across. Hazel is a wildly talented model that has become one of my favorite people.

Similarly, some of my favorite photoshoots are ones that just double as hangouts with friends. On this afternoon we drove to the coast — because we are nature-spoiled here in Portland — just to take portraits at the beach.

Oregon Coast, August 2018.