Dancing About Architecture
In this week’s episode, photographer and director Alicia J. Rose shares stories from behind the lens that’s aimed at the Indie sweethearts music industry.
About Alicia J. Rose
Alicia J. Rose has been photographing fanciful humans, things and places for as long as she has been playing the accordion as Miss Murgatroid and promoting excellent music. With no formal arts training she procured her own Hasselblad and began capturing her favorite subjects both in-rock & roll and out with extraordinary momentum and a thorough passion. Overwhelmed with the desire to make her images move, in 2008 Rose embarked upon a career as a filmmaker, recently directing lush and visually arresting music videos for Portland bands The Builders And The Butchers, Viva Voce and Loch Lomond, and Holcombe Waller as well as for NYC wunderkind Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. She is currently in different stages of production on videos for both AgesandAges and Menomena, with many other directing projects in the works. Her still photography has received much critical acclaim, and has appeared in Rolling Stone, XLR8R, V, Elle, Spin, Magnet, Filter, Fader, Portland Monthly, the NY Times, and many others. Her controversial “Beast” photo (of chef meets pig) was honored with inclusion in the 2008 PDN Photo Annual as well as receiving widespread national print attention.
Naomi Pomeroy of BEAST Restaurant in Portland, OR
Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse
About the Host- Travis Schreer
Travis is a wanderer who has a life-long passion for helping creative people realize their ambitions. While studying at the Kendall College of Art and Design and Eastern Michigan University, simultaneously pursuing a BFA in fine art and a Masters in creative writing, Travis rediscovered his fascination with photography and began working as a product photographer. After a brief stint studying poetry in Paris and years of developing his own artistic identity from the comforts of various midwestern cities, Travis packed his wool socks and moved to the chilly climes of Alaska. While there, he broadened his knowledge of the photography industry through his work for Alaska’s largest advertising agency and his involvement with several stock photography companies. It was also in Alaska that Travis photographed his first wedding alongside his partner, photographer Jessica Hill, and the two began to lay the groundwork for the company that was to follow. Then, it was on to Portland, Oregon where Jessica and Travis would put all of their brainstorming into effect and establish Jessica Hill Photography as one of the premiere boutique wedding photography studios in the area. Next time you’re in Portland, stop by Laurelhurst Park, where Travis can be found most evenings. He’s the scruffy guy playing with Collignon Quincampoix, the coolest dog you will ever meet.