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  • Street Photography by Cliff Etzel

    Always Be Ready

    I tend to see moments in everyday life, especially in my home town of Eugene, Oregon. Small town street photography is more challenging in my opinion due to a lesser degree of shooting opportunities that many can find more easily in larger urban places like New York City and other major metropolitan areas. But that…

  • Through The Eyes of a Child

    I captured this precious moment while sitting outside having coffee with a sales & marketing consultant I was working with for growing my photography business. She had the cutest British accent as she and her family were visiting her grandparents here in Eugene, Oregon. She was very energetic most of the time but I able…

  • Serendipity In Color

    I’ve made it a habit for years to have my camera sitting out just in case an image presents itself. And that experience bore this out for this image while I was enjoying an Americano at Vero Espresso House in my home town of Eugene, Oregon. The similarities in color of the paint on the…

  • Alley Way Signage

    Street photography moment while walking around downtown Salem Oregon. The color of the ad on the wall first caught my eye and knew I needed to be patient for a decisive moment of someone walking by. The pigeons added just that little extra to this captured moment.

  • Working and Coffee

    I was in Salem, Oregon for business and Archive Coffee and Bar has become my go to for a great Americano. The ambiance of the establishment exudes a certain somewhat nostalgic mood in the decor and the way the light illuminates the interior. I’ve learned over the course of my professional career is to sit…

  • Childhood Innocence

    I captured this moment of a little girl playfully dancing at my son’s wedding. I had observed her running and jumping in the innocence that only young childhood seems to allow these days. This moment was all about her dancing and playing freely after the ceremony. It’s these nuanced moments and the ability to see…

  • Elevator Door

    I realized that the work of Magnum Photographer Mark Power influenced this image as I was headed down from where I had parked to do some early evening street photography in my home town of Eugene, Oregon. The color contrast between the red elevator door and the green wall jumped out at me and I…

  • A Private Moment

    On July 27th, 2019, my son married the love of his life. As the father of the groom, I wasn’t asked to shoot their wedding photo’s yet I knew how I wanted to remember this special day and so I took it upon myself to document their special day as if I was the official…

  • A Moment Between Brother and Sister

    On July 27th, 2019 my son married the love of his life in a heartfelt ceremony that had a lot of laughs as well as tearful moments. My daughter was a part of the bridal party and even though I wasn’t the official photographer, I knew I needed to capture those moments that would happen…

  • Contrasting Colors

    Pops of contrasting colors in this moment sitting at Sweet Cheeks Wine Bar at 5th Street Market in Eugene, Oregon.