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Fully Baked

My new image for the DailyPhotoGame.com. Robert”s storefront bakery image, “Hansel and Gretel”, had so much color and pattern to it, this got me thinking. I know of a local house that embodies the local saying “Keep Portland Weird”. The house’s bright colors, objects d’art, the signage and all of the rest of it is []


Legends

I shot this documentary image in Hollywood while attending college in the early 80’s. I have always loved it, and the Game gives me an opportunity to have it be seen in the light of day. This street scene has a wonderful composition, it is fantastic dance between the larger-than-life celebrities and the “little people” []


Abandoned Paper Mill

I recently was invited to take a tour of the Blue Heron Paper Mill, now defunct, abandoned and destined for gentrification. The site is literally right on the Willamette River in Oregon City. This is the kind of special place where Native Americans used to pluck salmon from the waterfalls, but is now damed for []


Architectural Book Features Russ Widstrand’s Photographs

Russ Widstrand’s client, Barton Myers Architect, will be included in a new book titled “Architecture: The Whole Story”. Widstrand’s architectural photography illustrates the spread on Myers’ Toro Canyon House in Montecito, CA. The book will be available on Sept. 25, 2014 via Amazon and bookstores around the world. The publisher, Prestel, had this to say about the new book… “This []


Shafer Vineyards Chooses Portland Locations

Russ Widstrand Photographer identified, sourced and secured 3 locations for a Shafer Vineyard’s still and video  shoot. Widstrand then photographed the final production over three days, personally negotiating with each location and homeowner. The locations in Lake Oswego, Eastmoreland and Downtown Portland were selected for their unique and differentiated narratives: a residential cocktail party, an outdoor []


Pictured

It seemed to me that the DailyPhotoGame.com could use a twist in the Conversation.  So rather than submitting another abstraction I thought I would play off the patterns of Robert’s rustic image with this people shot. While out looking for interesting elements to shoot for the Game, I drove by this group of young photographers and their photo-session []


New Book Published: “Conversations”

Selected Photographs from the Daily Photo Game Project By Russ Widstrand About the Book: Russ Widstrand’s 64 page 12″x12″ coffee table book based on his photographic and conceptual conversations with players from the 2013 Daily Photo Game (DPG) project. -View the online book (click anywhere to magnify text or image) -Buy coffee table book  (on-demand printing 1 or []


Free Montana Vacation Offer

 It’s a Win-Win. You Play… I Work!  Russ Widstrand Photographer is offering a free 5 night stay in majestic Montana for every full day of photography that is commissioned. This lovely 3 bedroom retreat & 18 acre property is located directly on Flathead Lake, one hour south of Glacier National Park. Visit my Montana website for []


Mini-Mall

What to do. What to do. I saw many things in Robert’s architectural image: form, color and typography. In contemplating these elements for the Daily Photo Game  I spent the first half of the day shooting various images of storefront architecture here in Portland, some were reflected into glass. I got some ok images, but adding another []


Lam Research Shoot

Time Lapse Photography Depicts Room Divider The above time lapse video was part of a recent interior shoot for Portland based, MacKenzie. The client wanted to show how they designed this custom employee cafe to be multi-purpose, the challenge was… how to depict the function of a retractable wall. Time lapse immediately came to my mind []


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