In January 2016 I visited the Portland studio of Aaron Draplin. He's created amazing logos and other work for bands, brands, and even the President. Perhaps his most famous creations are the Field Notes notebooks; you use 'em and love 'em. When he enters a room, it's like a boulder bounding through. He's a big personality with an ever-present glimmer in the eye. And more importantly, he's a dedicated, focused lover of his craft. Portland is better for having people like him in town.
Morgan Stone Grether
In the Studio with Pacific Latitudes
Claire Thorington, Downtown Portland Lights
When my pal Claire Thorington, talented photographer and model, told me she had moved back to Portland, I grabbed my camera and snapped a bunch of portraits of her on a freezing night near the close of 2017...