My Best Tip-Toe Forward…

Last week I received a phone call from a well-known company asking to see my portfolio. They wanted to see still life, food and some people (because they don’t usually do much photography of people.)

While that phone call was very exciting, the problem was that no one had ever asked me to send in an actual printed portfolio before… so I didn’t have a portfolio to send.

Inspired, I started enthusiastically dragging out the hard drives and digging though the archives. Eventually I came up with a portfolio containing my most favorite 137 photos.

Luckily my talented graphic designer and trusty adviser, Tyler Young, said 137 photos might be a tad too many. So reluctantly, I whittled the portfolio down and here it is… my best (abridged) attempt to tip-toe further into the commercial world of still-life and food… with just a few people.

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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  1. Wow Paige. You’re hired.


  2. I LOVE the pictures that you chose. You are one of my favorite photographers. You capture the essence of the moment. Good luck to you!


  3. Good luck Paige! If they have any sense, they’ll hire you!


  4. because of you, paige, i’m re-confirmed in the notion to have no fear, that I can tell doubt to f**k-off, and that I should always go with what I know. I think the old quote is “live confidently in the direction of your life” something like that. wow. good stuff.

    secondly, i have ALWAYS thought that little thumbnail pic of the girl in the green with the basket next to the bike was YOU!!! what a shock to see it big style and have it be someone else completely! funny.

    i love your work, as usual. you’re totally inspiring.


  5. beautiful!! wonderful! 🙂


  6. love them. I’d hire you!


  7. What a compelling portfolio. You’ll go far, I’m sure.


  8. What a lovely selection of your work. Truly beautiful and so very Paige-like. You have such style!


  9. Hi Paige.

    I’m friends with Jonathan Adkins and he just turned me onto your sight and blog.
    He was telling me about how you got started etc. (because I recently started a blog)

    Anyway, I love your work! I will keep watching. Thanks for sharing your creativity.


  10. This is so lovely! I could live in your pictures…


  11. This brings tears to my eyes. I feel so proud and honored to know you. What a beautiful, powerful collection.


  12. These are tremendous! I love your use of light! The pictures of the yarn? Lordy, mama. My heart skipped a beat.


  13. Heya! I know this is kind of off-topic but I needed to ask.
    Does running a well-established blog such as yours require a massive amount work?
    I’m completely new to writing a blog however I do write in my journal everyday. I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my own experience and
    thoughts online. Please let me know if you have any recommendations or tips for new aspiring
    blog owners. Appreciate it!


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