Grace and Grit

Lately, I’m thinking less in terms of an image, of this or that picture, and instead visualizing a series of pictures, a kind of photo essay, whenever I take my camera out of my bag. The form introduces a new set of challenges. You have to see a scene, always dynamic, rapidly changing over time. It’s like cinema without the illusion of motion. Take a peek below, and let me know what you think.

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James, 2021

He’s an almost college graduate
An aspiring business pro with big dreams
He’s embarked but not quite
You get the picture
Lots of fun working with James in the field
He was willing to chase light and explore scenes

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Tien, 2021

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She’s a mother to four or five
I’ve lost count
She’s sitting on a bucket in front of a brown fence
Light is good
Wait, it’s great
So I’m experimenting:
The image is a panoramic
It’s actually a composite of three images
One on the left
One in the middle
And one on the right
A shoulder, a face, and another shoulder
This technique enables me to capture insane amount of detail
In the face, skin, and eyes—always eyes

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On the road

Life got busy in October
Busy is good
I photographed families
Couples
Teens
Kids
Business pros
And lots of scenes
Whatever caught my fancy,
From central Oregon to the Bay Area
Too many images to share at once
So I’ll start with scenes
Hope you enjoy!

Smith Park State Park, Oregon

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Crater Lake National Park

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Red bramble on the banks of the Deschutes River

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Deer: Sawyer Park, Bend, Oregon

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Fall Colors on the Deschutes River

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Grass at twilight in central Oregon

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Homestead: Somewhere, central Oregon

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