1859 Magazine: Across Oregon + Back Again

Seaside to Amity to Burns to Frenchglen to Maupin and back home to Portland….but now I have the backroads travel itch that will not subside. So, off again I go this weekend back down to Frenchglen where I will further develop a story about a twelve year old cowboy.

I absolutely loved this assignment! I met so many interesting people, all with a spark in their spirits. Can’t wait to get back out there.

Here are a few cell phone photos from the five day shoot. See the full portfolio spread in the Summer 2011 issue of 1859 Magazine!

Assignment: Crossing Oregon

Dusting off my cowboy boots, firing up the van, ready to hit the road. I will be crossing the state of Oregon from one corner to the other all in one road trip starting today to document our astonishing state’s diversity. Portraits, nuances, landscapes and honky-tonk places.

This trip: from NW to SE

Suggestions for stops along the way are appreciated! Come out and wave at us as we roll through various towns.

Catalyst Magazine: Dr. Tim Bletscher

What an energetic group of people work in the office of Dr. Tim Bletscher! Everyone was upbeat, caring and most have worked in this office for decades. Dr. Bletscher has spunk and charisma – sure takes the fear out of going to the dentist.

I made all of the images for the story, including this cover shot and all inside story images. It was a great assignment.

iPortland Show

Our group iPortland show received quite a bit of press, even landing a spot on the evening local news. It has been great fun to be a part of this show. All images were taken by professional photographers with their cell phones. The show started at Newspace Center For Photography and is currently at Gallery 135, both locations in Portland, Oregon.

Street Photography!

I absolutely love to teach, and one of my favorite subjects is street portraiture/photography. Here are some images from the latest workshop.


(Participant working with subject she just met on the street.)


(I will do just about anything to get some subjects for participants! Photo by Carol Sternkopf)


(Jasmine, subject from street portraiture workshop)


(Once again, some antics deployed to have fun in this workshop! Photo by Lorraine Richey)

New York City!

I was able to go to the 2011 AIPAD event in NYC this month. Wow…so many amazing prints in one place! I also had lunch with Shelby Lee Adams in a fun little diner. He is a blast!

While I was walking around NYC, I decided to focus on the buildings instead of people. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this! A complete departure from my normal subject matter.

Mary Ellen Mark

It was a great honor to be able to spend time with Mary Ellen Mark in Portland this past month. She was an early influence on my approach to subjects, and I am in awe of the depth she establishes with the people she photographs.

(Chris Rauschenberg, Mary Ellen Mark, Me)


(Mary Ellen Mark with staff at Pro Photo Supply)

Ethiopia: Presentations and Discussions

Here is a list of upcoming lectures/slide show regarding our emergency obstetrics efforts in Ethiopia:

February 17, Portland, OR
Portland State University, 2:00pm classroom discussion. Call for details.

February 17, Lake Oswego, OR
Lake Oswego Reads, 7:00pm, Marylhurst College, 17600 Pacific Highway

April 19, Portland, OR
Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, 7:30pm, Embassy Suites Hotel, 319 SW Pine St.

May 15, Portland, OR
The Development Salon meets in the Park View Room at the Mirabella in South Waterfront. 4:30pm Wine Reception, 5:30pm Discussion. Mirabella is located one block east of the OHSU aerial tram base at 3550 SW Bond Avenue. Call 503-688-6806 for further directions.

May 16, Bend, OR
Cascade Camera Club: Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road. Doors open 6:30 pm; meeting begins at 7:00 pm.

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