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Two Party System

Ideas represented through images are my passion in photography. After 40 years in the art form, a pretty picture holds little interest for me, they can be found by the millions on the web. My approach inclines toward commentary and concept, even in the face of a populace seemingly indifferent to such notions. This image []


John Cage and Grammy Award

I photographed John Cage – the progressive composer – in the late eighties for the LA Festival of the Arts, Rick Miramontez client. Recently it came to my attention that Mr. Cage – now sadly deceased – was receiving a special merit award from the Grammy’s. The John Cage Trust (JCT) has made extensive use []


Danger Ahead

Satire is a fun thing to play with in photography. It’s something I think about all the time. My image, shot for today’s Daily Photo Game play’s with this notion on a couple of levels. Our new streetcar in Portland has these cycling “warning” signs along the line, when I first saw them I thought []


Mr. Nut Case

On a recent walk with my wife here in Portland, I couldn’t help but be inspired by all the “stuff” laying on the sidewalk from the latest windstorm. I was immediately taken with the Chestnut tree seed pods, the yellow spiky balls I used for eyes. They looked so expressive, kind of furry and empathetic. []


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” []


Y Not

Continuing the alphabet soup here at the Daily Photo Game, I am playing this loosely connected image, “Y Not”. This was a product of yesterday’s Columbia River Gorge excursion, such an awesome place to hike and witness. However, as is my way, I am less interested in general photographs of nature without the fingerprint of []


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 []


The Model Man?

Again we find Barbie’s friend Ryan featured at the Daily Photo Game. Robert’s image led me to all kind of thoughts about male stereotypes, archetypes and body expectations. Women typically bear a larger burden for body expectations, however I thought I would investigate the male ethos around this social affliction. I choose a satirical approach, []


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