This pickup truck was parked in front of a mural in Cottage Grove, Oregon. As a rule I prefer not to use other's art in my work unless I can juxtapose it in a way that gives rise to an unexpected relationship.
"Extinguisher Box" was taken in White City, which began in 1941 as Camp White, an Army training camp. Today much of the town is an industrial area that for me has a surreal feel that I enjoy exploring.
This section of trackbed in Talent, Oregon was last used in in 2008. A recent $7,000,000 grant from the US Department of Transportation will result in new freight traffic in 2014. Many of us hope that passenger service, which was last available in 1995, will not be far behind.
Subtle nuance is a favorite theme. It's also at the heart of our Unseen Ashland Photo Exploration this Saturday morning, November 10. If you'd like to find out more about our exploration, click here. "Fall Wall" was taken on Second Street in Ashland.