Thursday, July 09, 2009

VIVASALO is no more.

From now on my blog will be hosted on my website at I've been posting photos on vivasalo since the end of 2006 and it seems strange to be moving on but i'm stoked on my new website. I'm going to leave this blog up as sort of an archive of the last few years. Thanks for visiting.


Wednesday, July 08, 2009

I shot this sequence of Colin sliding down the hand rail at Mac's wedding this weekend. Needless to say, it was a really fun weekend.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I want this to be my bedroom. Taken at the in Portland.
Reflection in the smallest piece of glass.


Sunday, July 05, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Last night after work Jerry, Drew, and myself spent a few hours at Crema hanging all the pieces for my show. After a few hours of arranging and re-arranging the room over and over we were finished and headed out for vegan corndogs and PBRs at the Hungry Tiger, Too. I'm super stoked on how everything looks and even more stoked that i can stop stresssing out now that it's all up.

Jerry snapped this pic on his phone.

Helios - Unomia
The Good The Bad And The Queen - S/T

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Belmont Market

New Order - Substance
Nick Cave - Abattoir Blues
Moz - Bona Drag

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wednesday evening i'll be hanging 10, rather large, pieces at Crema on SE 28th and Ankeny. There is an opening party this friday (7/3) from 6-8. Please stop by and drink some amazing coffee and check out some photos.

flyer by Colin Smith
saturday market

listening to:
Radiohead - In Rainbows

Monday, June 29, 2009

reflections - 34th and Belmont

listening to:
Neil young - Prairie Wind
Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The plans are coming together for the Rose City Fix book release party. Thanks to all the help from Patrick we have some great sponsors. More info TBA


doves - the last broadcast

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sitting on the fire escape at Sunnyside.

The Freemont Bridge.

listening to:

Far - Water & Solutions

Monday, June 22, 2009

at least the u-lock held up.

Placebo - battle for the sun
Isis - Celestial

Thursday, June 18, 2009

the train yard from the overlook house in nopo.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yesterday, after a long day at work, Blake and Ryan met up at my place for a ride. We didn't have a plan of where to go so we just headed west across the river into northwest Portland. We eventually hit highway 30 and continued to pedal on until we got to the St. Johns Bridge where we stopped for a short break then headed across the bridge and rode through north Portland back to southeast. The ride was about 30 miles and lasted a couple hours. We celebrated our conquest with cheap tacos and Mexican beer late into the warm Portland night.

listening to:
T.Rex - Unicorn
Switchblade - IV

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My new website is up, finally. Thanks to the great Kyle Meyer for doing a fantastic job. I still have a bajillion photos to upload and few things to work out but please take a look. Soon vivasalo will be no more and my blog will be on

from this weekend:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rise with Andy.

Television - Marque Moon
The Replacements - Tim

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


This past Sunday I went to Stumptown on 34th and Belmont for some wake up juice and to read the paper. Not to my surprise, I ran into Clay, Olaf, and Darrell. They were caffeinating themselves before riding their bikes to the blacktop at Sunnyside. After finishing our coffee we rode to the blacktop and I was able to snap a few photos.

There isn’t better way to end a long bike ride better than your favorite cafĂ© or coffee shop. As this awesome blog post put it “A bike ride doesn’t end at the sprint finish - it ends after some good food and a few coffees are consumed at your favorite cafe.” (seen here). It’s true. And this post-ride tradition is where many friendships have been formed over cup of coffee or a few cold pints of IPA. I’m going to attempt to catalog, not only my rides, but also the places, new and old, where I refuel.

This last Saturday I rode with a friend to St Honore Bakery off on Thurman Street off 23rd ave in Northwest Portland. If you haven’t been I highly suggest you try their selection of amazing pastries and Sandwiches. It’s a perfect location for a mid-ride pit stop.

listening to:
Clint Mansell - The Fountain
Danzig - IV
Sparta - Porcelain

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Sandy Jones

Doves - Kingdon Of Rust

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Jerome in black and white

listening to:
Obits - I Blame You
Neil Diamond - 12 Songs

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

There is somthing awesome about a pair or worn-out sneakers.

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Monday, June 01, 2009

bike punx

listening to:
Clint Mansell - The Fountain
Damien Jurado - Caught in the Trees

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Velo City at Alpenrose.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

In Sellwood, overlooking Oaks Bottom, there is a large blue building with huge birds painted on it. There is a great view of the building from the Spring Water Trail, where i often ride. I've always assumed it was an old hospital or a brewery or something like that. While on a ride on The Spring Water with my friend Victor he told me that it's actually a mausoleum . Upon finding this out, naturally, i wanted to go exploring. Victor and i rode up to Sellwood from the trail and went in the building to. We walked around for a while and shot photos.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

On Saturday night i went down to Branx and shot a few photos of Amanda Blank. Sometimes I forget how much i love taking photos of live music.

I posted this photo a while back but i wanted to put up a larger version.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I hope you all had as good of a Memorial Day weekend as I did. The weather in Portland has been amazing. I think this can only truly be appreciated if you've spent the last 7 months in cold rain, snow, and darkness.

Here are some photos of Clay and Olaf under the Hawthorn Bridge.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

My good friend Josh has an amazing collection of first or early edition books by classic theologians. While hanging out at his house yesterday i caught a few shots of some of these amazing treasures.

playlist: opeth - watershed