gingersnap

gingersnap

Welcome to Gingersnap Photography in Portland, Oregon. This site features my portraits, still lifes, abstracts and projects. I'm INSPIRED by produce, gardens, cackling laughter(!) vintage fabric and nature's textures.

I have a news-editorial journalism degree and have been a professional photographer for 25 years. My photography has been published in newspapers and on websites; has been a 2011 cover shot for Hobby Farm Home magazine; been sold in auctions and at farmers' markets. Through January 2013, I was one of five featured artists in my first art show at Doll Gardner Gallery. My co-author Holly and I published a dessert cookbook in December 2014 and again in 2018, which features my food styling photography; it's called Stuffed in the Middle: 52 Box Mix Treats with a Surprise Inside, available on Amazon.

Photo purchase information: Please double-click any image to be taken directly to its gallery. The "buy" tab is located in upper right corner (except for portraits) of each photo; please click on it for print, merchandise and commercial download pricing details.

Thanks for visiting and have fun chasing the light,
Julie Metz

"The simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression... . In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a leitmotif." — Henri Cartier-Bresson