Do What You Love.
It's a core belief Michael and I try to live by.
So. It only makes sense that we're drawn to those who share this idea.
Enter, this series.
It's a personal project for us. Finding others who are KILLIN' it, living life, doing what they love. And then photographing them.
First up is Erika Moen. She epitomizes this series, really. She's a local Cartoonist, working in a collaborative studio space with other cartoonists (really, I could have photographed all of them), just makin' art.
Going in to this, Michael and I knew nothing about cartoonists. Surprised? So another obvious reason for pursuing this series is meeting interesting people in a city filled with 'em, and learning new things. I left this shoot more educated, refreshed, and inspired.
Can't wait for the next one. Yep. Stay tuned. More to come soon.
Until then, meet Erika.
Erika is a freelance cartoonist with a self-designed degree from Pitzer College in 'Illustrated Storytelling'. She lives in Portland, Oregon and is a member of Periscope Studio. She has been publishing her comics online for a dozen years and has several books out collecting her work, including both volumes of her autobiographical series, 'DAR!' More of her work can be seen at www.erikamoen.com.
Seriously. Check out her work.