Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A photo of mine is on the cover of the new issue Urban Velo. I'm pretty stoked.

happy new year

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

from last spring:

Pig Destroyer - Natasha
Poison The Well - Versions
Brain Banger - Yellow Belly

Monday, December 29, 2008

It's a slow day at the office today.
Looking at Dave's blog makes me want to start shooting film again.

This was taken a few weeks ago while hanging out at Stumptown.

Training For Utopia - Throwing A Wrench In The American Music Machine
Frodus - ...And We Washed Our Weapons In The Sea
Shins - Wincing The Night Away
Indian - Sights and Abuse

Friday, December 26, 2008

The snow is starting to thaw. It's been nice having an excuse not to driving for the last two weeks but it will be good for things to go back to normal. Cabin fever is starting to set in as i've spent the majority of this storm cooped up in my apartment alone watching movies.

Ramones - Anthology Disk II
Mono - One More Step and You Die
Pantera - Far Beyond Driven

Monday, December 22, 2008

it's been...

so i've been...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Outside Casa De Salo

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I5 from the Burnside Bridge

Adam, Dave, and their coffee.

Akimbo - Jersey Shores
Bat for Lashes - Fur and Gold
Blonde Redhead - 23
Poison Idea - Feel the Darkness

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Portland is freezing.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I just saw the trailer for Empire. Looks sweet. Also, the new issue of Fixed Magazinecan be downloaded. It has some great photos.

Zach, Jake, and Shigeo drove down for the bike film festival this weekend. Thanks to many layers of clothing and copious amounts of coffee we still managed to fight the rain, snow, ice, and wind we were able to still squeeze in some riding and shooting. It was a great weekend with new friends and old ones.

Also, I found out the hard way that canvas vans are not the best for snow.

today's playlist:
Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
Placebo - Meds
Logh - A sunset Panorama

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Two photos from last Jaunary's Rain City Fix shoot in seattle.

The older I get the less likely I am, it seems, to go to shows where I’m no familiar with the bands playing. Maybe it's because I’m a music snob or I’m turning into more of a hermit (if that's possible). However, last night Lilly invited me down to the Doug Fir to see Thao Nguyen & The Get Down Stay Down. I had no idea who they were but I gave it a shot. The openers were pretty good. Just your typical indie rock-girl-singer-song-writer-types who dress like old ladies and act as awkward as possible on stage. They weren't bad but nothing special. Thao, however, was fantastic. She was full of energy. Nothing I expected. I hope her records are as fun as she was live.

This weekend is full of fun filled bike related activities. The Bike Film Festival Thursday to Saturday and The Macaframa premiere on Sunday with an alley cat and other events, all of which I’ll be at with my camera in hand.

The times are good.

Thursday work playlist:
Radiohead - Kid A
Radio Dept. - This Past Week EP
Nas - It was Written
Man and Wasp - Close the World Open the Next

Monday, December 08, 2008

My first of many 3-day weekends is complete. I'm going to like this schedule very much. The weekend was great. Filled with bike riding, photo taking, and hanging out with great friends. Saturday afternoon, after the usual SRF Breakfast ride, I watched The King of Kong. If you haven't seen this documentary on the world’s nerdiest gamers, you should.

Playlist so far this morning:
Hoover - The lurid Transversalof Rout 7
Josh White - Light of the World Christmas CD
Kent - Isola

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

I now live in the dark Monday – Thursday. I get to work at 6:30am before daybreak and leave at 5pm after sunset. I think i'll have to start injecting Vitamin D or start tanning at the gym. This is all so I can have every Friday off to devote to photography. I also have a new website in the works. Hopefully, it will be up in the next few weeks.

This Saturday I saw Bryan Free at a coffee shop in North Portland (I can’t remember the name now). Ever time I see Bryan play he gets better and better. He did play a song from a musical he is working on. I think it has to do with robots. I can’t think of a better idea for a musical.

In other news: Thanksgiving was nice. I spent the time relaxing with family and stuffing my face. I’m looking forward to a low key christmas as well.

Todays Playlist:
Damien Jurado - Caught in the Trees
BRMCC - The Howl
Black Keys - Attack and Release

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
Trap Them - Seizures in Barren Praise
The Sword - gods of the Earth

Monday, November 10, 2008

I think I’m about 75% done shooting photos for the Rose City Fix book.

My buddy Adam and I started discussing a new book idea tentatively called "Last Years Youth". It’s going to be a compilation of interviews and photographs. Neither of us are journalists so, it's going to be interesting to see how it works out. We spent the better part of yesterday afternoon working on the overall concept and direction of the project.

Finishing old projects and starting new ones:
going to the gym:
riding the bike in the rain:
trying to figure out how a hair got in bewteen two of the elements inside my camera lens:

Listening to:
Danzig - I - IV
Botch - We Are The Romans
Thrice - The Alchemy Index
Film School - Hide Out
Jatun - Jatun

Lord of the Rings
Battle Royale
Mad Men: Season 1

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Originally uploaded by Brenton Salo

Listening to:
Akimbo - Jersey Shores
The Copyrights - Make Sound
Cursed - III
Dvorak - Symphony #9

Charlie Wilson's War
Lord of the Rings
Legends of the Fall

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fishing on the clackamas river with Gabe and Jordan.

Listening to:
The Copyrights - Make Sound

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Reflection in the window.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

I thought this was pretty funny.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Sometimes it's good to just leave the shutter open and see what happens...

Last week i went fishing a few times with Gabe and Jordan. I shot more photos than i fished which is expected, i guess. I'll be posting more photos from these trips up here

Saturday was the first day i can remember that i had no plans. No work, no shoots scheduled. It was strange. I almost didn't know what to do with myself. After getting coffee at my Creama, my favorite coffee shop, I set out with my camera to walk around the Pearl and shoot photos. I love shooting this time of year. The light is constantly changing. Things go from sun to rain and back to sun.

Coldplay - Viva la Vida
Bronx - S/T
Mahler - #5
Aaron Copeland - Fanfare for the Common Man

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

kim and stephen

Originally uploaded by Brenton Salo
It has been a busy summer to say the least. So much work has been done but so much more to do. I have a few more weddings booked until the season slows down for good. It will be nice to be able to focus 100% on other projects.

Radio Dept - This Past Week EP
Young Widows - Old Wounds
Thrice - I, II, III, IV

Friday, September 26, 2008

Originally uploaded by Brenton Salo