monyca portrait 4.6.11

April 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

I had some time with monyca when we were shooting her for sweetcheeks. With a little extra time we did some portrait work as well as the wonderful underwear shots.

© kari rowe photography llcshe is always so camera ready and gorgeous.

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one frame and a quarter life crisis 3.17.11

March 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

I grew up on Vashon Island in Washington. As a melodramatic teen it is hard to stay out of trouble when you live in a small town, let alone a small town surrounded completely by water, the only way off an over-priced ferry ride and a car.

Meet me, at 16, filled with angst that comes from nowhere, yet to hit puberty and the size of a 7 year old; literally so bored with life my soul was melting (see the melodrama). I never liked high school, it didn’t make sense to me, probably because i was home schooled up until my freshman year or maybe it was because i was small enough to live in my locker.

I was determined to spend as much time off the island as possible, whether it was my abnormal youth or my over exaggerated sense of self worth, i needed out. I ended up entering this program called running start, where your high school pays your college credits at any community college in the same district. I opted out of the island life and began my days of 4:00am ferry rides, 2 hour commute times, pretending to enjoy coffee in the college Caterina, solid black outfits, anarchist handbooks, free credits and over price books, that shaped me into the spectacular specimen of the female gender i am today. (see over exaggerated sense of self-worth)

I turn 25 next week and I’ve been reminiscing about the days of old, those days when i had unstoppable drive to do anything and everything, before the soul crushing mundaneness of the real world had its way with me. (man, again with the melodrama) I wouldn’t ever put my camera down, i was constantly tearing pages from magazines, reading all the books i could handle and attending every show i could manage. What happened? Is it the grayness of the Oregon winter, is it that i work in-studio for a living? Or am i just getting old?

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my commute home from school, not so bad now that i look back at it

Order up! One quarter life crisis and a beer please.

One Frame With Annie Bollinger 3.15.11

March 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

The wonderful Annie Bollinger came to Portland on business, sharing her creativity with her sponsors.

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Annie Bollinger

She kindly agreed to take some time out of her busy trip to meet with me for some fun photos. Its not too often in this action world that the female athletes get to work with a female shooter. She seemed stoked on the final product and we had a great time shooting.

My work ended up running in MBM and on the burton website.

Love you annie! Keep killing it you lovely lady.

foam magazine spread #2; 3.11.11

March 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Here is the second edition of my photos published in foam, this spread features the one and only Malia Manuel.

Nike Sports My Work; one frame 3.9.11

March 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Here are a few of my shots that nike 6.0 chose for their website. Shot on my last minute Florida trip to document a day in the life of Ryan Dungey and James Stewart.

one frame with spencer o’brien 3.8.11

March 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

At the end of 2010 Nike needed a last minute shoot with Spencer as she had just signed on the team. I am their go-to gal when it comes to last minute athlete shots and i was ecstatic to be able to work with such a sweet beauty as Spencer.

Check out the 6.0 website and you will find some of my shots though-out the team section.

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Spencer O'Brien for Nike 6.0

one frame 3.7.11

March 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

I had a personal project i was working on last winter, i needed a hand so mark volunteered his time to come learn to assist. I  had him sit in to test the lighting and ended up having a mini shoot with him and his icy blue eyes.

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mark thompson, assisting me in 2010

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