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  • Waiting in traffic

    While sitting in my car during downtown Portland, Oregon rush hour traffic, I looked up and saw this image. Shot a handful of images and this one seemed the strongest.

  • Serendipity in Red

    There are times I wonder how an image unfolds before your eyes in a way you would think was planned. I was trying to compose something interesting at the 5th Street Public Market with the red umbrellas when this woman literally walked in front of them. I was able to fire off three frames before…

  • Late Afternoon Light and Shadows

    Looking for pools of light resulted in this street photography image while walking around 5th Street Market in Eugene, Oregon

  • Red Phone Booth – 5th Street Market

    It feels like I’m getting a better sense of anticipating and capturing random, decisive moments in my street photography work. This image was shot at 5th Street Market in Eugene, Oregon and would have been nothing special until the person walked through the bottom left of the frame, adding just that little bit of something…

  • American Flag – Eugene, Oregon

    Creating more street photography around my home town of Eugene, Oregon looking for common color themes and decisive moments. This image just spoke to me in it’s nuanced symbolism of what seems a long gone time of civil discourse and tolerance that once made this country great. These days it seems the total opposite.

  • Small Town Street Photography: Silverton, Oregon #7

    The subtleties of framing a moment… Another image captured during my self assigned street photography in Silverton, Oregon. I love this moment between a couple as they sit on the bench overlooking a stream that passes through the middle of town. Another moment that begged to be presented as a black and white image.

  • Small Town Street Photography: Silverton, Oregon #6

    Waiting to eat… Having just finished eating at Gather Restaurant in Silverton, Oregon, I had gone to put some money in the old school parking meter and walked back towards the restaurant when this moment presented itself. The door frames this child perfectly and when he looked right at me, I knew we had momentarily…

  • Visually Documenting Your Local Community

    “…you don’t have to travel across the globe to experience new things. Your own backyard is the farthest place away to someone else on the other side of the world.” ~Joey L – Photographer As a self trained photojournalist, documentary and street photographer, I’ve been privy to many of my colleagues lamenting/believing that if they…

  • Small Town Street Photography: Silverton, Oregon #5

    These colors speak of a time that is no longer. Again, part of my half day of wandering around Silverton, Oregon shooting small town street photography and anything else that caught my eye. I’ve seen old color photographs from the mid 20th century and these colors were much a part of that time. What struck…

  • Small Town Street Photography: Silverton, Oregon #4

    The character of a small community can be found in the subtlest of captured moments. As I wandered around exploring the historic town of Silverton, Oregon shooting street photography, certain visuals stood out to me that tell a story. Many small towns have an IOOF hall that make up this sense of community that is…