#RIPCityMoments is a new, ongoing series of editorial featuring local bloggers, stylist, designers and creatives of all sorts. The photographer behind it, Rip City Lookbook. The first feature is highlighting the beautiful fashion blogger Lavenda of Lavenda's Closet.Word & Photos by Rip City LookbookPortland is one of the best cities in the world for photographers. We have an amazing cityscape, the dynamic geography of the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, the beautiful pacific coastline a short drive away and - perhaps most interesting to me - an endless supply of fascinating residents and tourists that walk the streets daily. This was the original inspiration of Rip City Lookbook.To get better as a photographer is to shoot everything you can: Portraits, candids, landscapes, photojournalism - Anything and everything. Working with photographers and bloggers who strive for different aesthetics and vibes can be an interesting challenge too.Shooting with a fashion blogger like Lavenda is much different than shooting candids and stopping random people on the street to photograph their look. I don’t deny this, but as a style enthusiast, it feels like the natural evolution of my original goal - to curate and document looks that I find inspiring.The raw streetstyle isn’t going anywhere, but Rip City Lookbook will evolve as my journey and my voice as a photographer evolves.
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