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  • As of Aug 1, I’m off social media (for now)

    “Social media use has been linked to depression, anxiety and loneliness. Recent studies referenced by The Child Mind Institute and The National Center for Health Research suggest people who frequently use social media feel more depressed and less happy with life than those who spend more time on non-screen-related activities.” Today marks the first day of an experiment –…

  • Abandoned Car Repair Shop Sign

    While driving back from a shoot out of town, I decided to drive down old highway 99 which parallels Interstate 5. Passing through the small farm town of Halsey, Oregon, I stopped and walked around a little to capture what I saw with my camera I came across an abandoned auto repair shop and from…

  • A boy and his wagon

    Digging through my archives I came across this image from my half day family documentary photo session for Alyssa Rogers in 2018 and remembered that I had originally made it a black and white image but as I looked at it more, I realized that it was better suited in color. It was in autumn…

  • Painted Hills: Where Nature is Art

    I’ve lived in Oregon since 1970 and had never seen this part of the state. While on an extended vacation with my sweetie where we set up our teardrop trailer in Sisters, Oregon as home base for our planned day trips, we made the drive to the Painted Hills National Monument just outside of the…

  • A Colorful Start

    Recently I made a drastic shift in the camera gear I shoot with and after running an errand, I went about 5th Street Public Market area in Eugene, Oregon to test out a couple of my newly acquired lenses. There was a display of a bright yellow pickup truck and a sculpture and thought this…

  • A Quiet Lunch

    While walking back to my car after shooting a paid project in Albany, Oregon, I happened upon this moment – what struck me was the contrast of blue and red, and that the person sitting was wearing all blue as well which accented the blue in the dining area. Adding to the moment was the…

  • When being patient pays off

    I’ve driven by this spot so many times without giving it a second thought. Recently I drove by and saw the potential for an image and knew I needed to come back and wait for that decisive moment. In a spur of the moment decision, I went back on a day when it had stopped…

  • Reaching to the sky

    When you see what appears to be a perfect image and being ready to capture it. There is an explosion of construction occurring in my home town of Eugene Oregon. The amount of multilevel buildings being built is pretty astonishing considering Eugene has stayed relatively quiet on that front but it seems there are those…

  • Metro Movie Theater

    As a small town street photographer, downtown Eugene, Oregon is slowly becoming more visually interesting. I’ve lived here since the age of 7 and the challenge I’ve come to realize is it’s somewhat limited visual opportunities as a result of being a smallish college town, even though it has a population of over 171,000 (as…

  • Liberty & Lunch

    Made a road trip with a friend and professional colleague to Portland Oregon. On our way back home, we stopped for lunch in Salem, Oregon at McMenamins BrewPub and the ambiance was lovely. All the warm tones and the decor were begging for a color image to be shot. This quiet moment between 2 people…