Boulevard Artists

May 18th, 2016

My old friend Marc Asnin and his business partner Josh Herman have launched a new portfolio portal, Boulevard Artists. I’m please to have joined their ranks, and you can see my portfolio here: https://www.blvdartists.com/photographer/375/Robbie-McClaran

Currently Showing

April 20th, 2016

It’s no secret that I love New Orleans and I love the New Orleans Photo Alliance. I’m very pleased to have four pieces in the current exhibit, “Celebrating the Music Triangle” curated by Sacha Lecca, photo editor at Rolling Stone. The four prints are from my Blues project, photographed in 1999 while on assignment for the New York Times Magazine, Sophisticated Traveler. The exhibit is being shown at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, in the main grandstand. Having my work at Jazz Fest is the next best thing to being there. Here’s the a link for more details: http://neworleansphotoalliance.org/exhibitions/celebrating-the-americana-music-triangle/

Vancouver BC – Portland, Oregon Food Scene

March 9th, 2016

One of my favorite thing about editorial photography is the opportunity to visit new places. This past December I had the opportunity to do an editorial assignment photographing the food scene in Vancouver B.C. for Via Magazine. Here are a few samples:

Spiced Carrot Smorreboard with Fresh Cheese, apple and Buckwheat, at Farmer's Apprentice
Spiced Carrot Smorreboard with Fresh Cheese, apple and Buckwheat, at Farmer’s Apprentice

 

Beef and Guinness Pie at Dock Lunch
Beef and Guinness Pie at Dock Lunch

 

Diners enjoying dinner service at Bao Bei Chinese Brassierie in Vancouver BC
Diners enjoying dinner service at Bao Bei Chinese Brassierie in Vancouver BC

 

Assorted macaroons at Bon Macaron Patisserie in Vancouver BC
Assorted macaroons at Bon Macaron Patisserie in Vancouver BC

 

Meanwhile, back home, right here in my own neighborhood in Portland I photographed at Portland Monthly’s Restaurant of the Year, Coquine.

 

Roasted and raw carrots with peppery mustard greens, caper berries, a sieved duck egg and rosemary breadcrumbs. IN the background is Roasted sun chokes with sugarloaf chicory, pear walnut butter and cognac vinaigrette., photographed at Coquine in Portland.
Roasted and raw carrots with peppery mustard greens, caper berries, a sieved duck egg and rosemary breadcrumbs. In the background is Roasted sun chokes with sugarloaf chicory, pear walnut butter and cognac vinaigrette, photographed at Coquine in Portland.

 

Of course one of the great perks of being a food photographer for editorial assignments, is often once done, you get to eat! Another reason I’m trying to drop some pounds now. (sadface)

Video / Motion

February 16th, 2016

While my career remains focused on still photography, I am often asked whether I shoot video, and the answer is, yes. I’ve done a variety of commissioned and personal motion projects and I’ve added a link to my Vimeo page which can be accessed via my revised “Contact / Links” page.

Robbie McClaran Motion Projects: https://vimeo.com/robbiemcclaran

Here’s one of my favorites.

Mardi Gras 1979 in New Orleans – Exhibit Announcement

November 30th, 2015

Way back in 1979 when I was fresh out of the Visual Studies Workshop and an aspiring young editorial photographer, I moved to New Orleans and lived for a brief time.

Within a few days of arriving I found a slave quarters apartment in the French Quarter and began spending most waking hours photographing on the streets.

By a quirk of history, that same year the New Orleans Police Department staged a strike during Mardi Gras and most of the public events were cancelled. Many tourists stayed home, yet to this day some locals recall it as one the best Mardi Gras ever.

This was also a time before the arrival of AIDS, and the final days of the sexual revolution. Public nudity and sexual display were pervasive and revelers eagerly performed for my camera.

Initially I was hesitant to show the photographs publicly because of their overt sexuality. After more than thirty five years in storage, I am incredibly excited to announce Arthur Severio of Fee and Arts, with help from Jen Shaw has invited me to exhibit a selection of the pictures during PhotoNOLA. The show opens later this week and I will be in town on Saturday December 12 for a gallery talk. Please stop by Fee and Arts if you happen to be in town.

 

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