Friday, July 24, 2009


... page from a weekly series for our Good Life page featuring folks whose names are Aptonyms - names aptly suited to their jobs. This was Travis Hots, a local fire chief. He was called to an accident scene while I was shooting portraits, so he let me tag along. It's nice to shoot what I'd call a "real" portrait of someone rather than just a portrait portrait.

addendum: big credit goes to the designers who put this page together

Monday, July 20, 2009



I'm trying desperately to catch up on all the blogging I haven't been doing. This is from late May on a Saturday assignment where I had the pleasure of meeting Lois while a team of volunteers installed a ramp from her garage to her back door. Lois was navigating a 6-inch drop from door to garage floor with her walker every time she went through the door.
Upon using the ramp for the first time (bottom photo) 84-year-old Lois exclaimed, ""These are the most wonderful people I've met in my life!" regarding the team who installed the ramp and did yard work around the house.
Lois also told me about her youth growing up in Alaska, and how she learned to play the piano by ear by sneaking through the window of the woman's restroom at the church next door to her childhood home to play the piano when no one was around.

Lois from Mark Mulligan on Vimeo.

I had just gotten my 5D, so I took a little video of Lois playing. The picture at the top of this post came at the end of her performance. It's hard to decide if I should have kept the video going until the end. The chance at a still photo seems to trump video though. Truly an amazing woman.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Mr. Mohawk

Making Mr. Mohawk from Mark Mulligan on Vimeo.

Video I put together a couple weeks ago that was published today with an article about Phil Andruss, a local guy whose a favorite of sports section fronts for his super-fanness.


This was definitely an experiment for me. Approx. 1000 stills in the piece. Took awhile to figure out how I wanted to put it together. Five-year-old computer with Final Cut Express did not appreciate handling that many files at once. Learned a lot though.