The Dolomiti (Dolomite) Mountains

This year I’ve seen some road. Mostly in my home state of Oregon, but sometimes you’ve got to leave home in order to really see it better. Late in summer there was a small window for me to get into some serious overseas hiking, so I jumped at the chance to huff up some alpine paths, based on a photo I’d seen a couple years ago. Lloyd Winter showed it to me one day at work, and it had been haunting me ever since. It was taken in... Read More

Oregonians in Oregon

Over the past few weeks I’ve been traveling Oregon. Getting in deep. Logging 1,400 miles here, 700 miles there, all running around the areas I know, some I don’t, all trying to dig out the feel of what this state really is. It’s hard to say, now. I mean it’s mostly desert, but what I’m getting at besides a physical description is that, I’m not sure if I’m really an Oregonian. Working towards my 32nd winter... Read More

Harney County, Oregon

20 years ago I was taught how to birdwatch at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in extreme S.E. Oregon by a lovely couple named Ralph & Sharon. We rounded up the usual suspects of a wetland riparian area in the high scrub country of the Great Basin. Canvasback ducks, White Faced Ibis, Cattle Egrets, White Pelicans, the whole crew. We had special moments spotting a family of Great Horned Owls high up on a rim rock cliff, shaded from the heat of... Read More

Camille Seaman

Is it fate or fortune that Camille’s last name is Seaman? It’s clear that her days are spent on the sea. Over the sea. Dreaming about the sea. But in particular a burden that the sea bears, that of icebergs. Her two galleries, The Last Icebergs, are as haunting as the title. Her commentary on some of the ideas behind the way she approaches an iceberg is revealing and moving. As if bergs weren’t moving enough. She treats them like... Read More

USGS – Earth as art

Nothing like some perspective on the place we call home. Especially on the cusp of NASA’s great announcement coming up on Thursday about extraterrestrial life (I know, it’s hard to take that sentence seriously). The images are extraordinary but I absolutely love the captions. I like to dig further and search YouTube & Vimeo for videos of some of these obscure locations. I’m always pleased to find treasures and places I’ve... Read More

Mike Bailey-Gates, age 16

Come on. He is 16 years old, or at least he was when he made his flickr profile. Ok I just read he was born in 1993, so there is the answer. Mike Bailey-Gates is a photographer from Rhode Island and I swear I have seen the above image floating around for a while, I just never looked at his other work. I am spellbound, you will be spellbound, and I’m not sure what emotion I experience when I realize how young this talent is. Is it jealousy?... Read More

Josef Shulz

Mr. Shultz works out of charming Düsseldorf and is one of the best architectural photographers I have ever seen. It’s impossible to tear my eyes away. Ok let’s get this straight, this isn’t easy. To make an enormous object like a building look wafer thin, or chunkier than it is, or to appear completely foreign to its background is so precise a skill that I can’t quite fathom his process. He repeatedly performs these feats... Read More

Unknown PSU

For the longest time I’ve wanted to snoop around this enormous University that I’ve called home for about three years now. Nothing affords this better than a Sunday during summer session. A couple Sunday’s ago I took about four hours and went into 3 buildings I’ve never had a reason to venture into: Science building 1 & 2, and the interim XSB Music building. I found myself a full two stories underground, lurking in empty... Read More

Shaun Bloodworth

Shaun Bloodworth loves the electronic scene. He’s just released a film chronicling the electronic underground in the northern UK. It’s called Minds Locked Together. Beyond this though, Shaun is a photographer with a consistently eye-catching style. He recently graced the pages of Human Resources with a great little spot about his new film. I do have a deep affection for startling and stark photography. I’ve just really never... Read More

Julian Gese

I love that this dude has a camera around his neck all the time now – or is it just on the weekends? Whenever it is Julian Gese is creating some great imagery in and around our Portland, and he’s just getting started! Julian is a fellow in the GD program with Ben + I, and is a super giggly good man. I can’t wait to see how his eye develops and how he art directs his future photographs. Great work, Mr. Gese! Julian Gese site | photoblog  Read More

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