Friday, December 19, 2014

NYC Utility Box

I came across scores of unintended abstracts while in NY over Thanksgiving week. "NYC Utility Box" was one of my favorites.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Veteran

This man is awaiting the start of Medford's annual Toy Run attended by scores of motorcyclists carrying gifts to drop off for underprivileged children at The Fraternal Order of Eagles in Medford, Oregon.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Once A Sign

I was intrigued by the design on this wiped out guidepost found near The Tarrytown, NY Harbor last week.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Urbanesque

The only thing I miss in Southern Oregon is photographing on the streets of a big city. This week I'm in NYC enjoying an inexhaustible array of juxtapositions including this spotted across the street from Grand Central Station.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Embedded Likeness

I enjoy walking the railroad tracks into the center of Talent, OR. One of the things that fascinates me is that no two ties look the same and with close observation they often reveal stunning designs, especially after a rainfall as the ties are drying.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Road Paint

When road paint is fresh it forms lines that are uniform and intentional. In the process of aging unexpected and often novel designs begin to appear.

Friday, November 7, 2014

At Halloween

I came across this delightful young girl at Ashland Oregon's annual Halloween Parade last week.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Off Hours

This is the road leading to Cape Blanco Lighthouse, the most westerly point in Oregon. On this foggy morning I arrived before The Lighthouse opened, thus the locked gate.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wall Script

I often feel that a big difference between art in a museum or gallery and that which might be sighted in a back alley is that the former was done with conscious intent and the latter just showed up over time. I love to discover these latter, "unclaimed" pieces of art wherever they appear.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dune Dash

I came across this Vizsla at a roadside pull off along Route 101 on the Southern Oregon Coast. Though a swift breed, this dune proved a challenge to his ordinarily long gait.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

On The Pier

These steps are meant for a boat based in Coos Bay Harbor, OR that was out for the day.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Wet Works

This image of Coos Bay Iron Works was taken through a wet car window.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

2 Hour Parking

These cars were parked in a Medford, Oregon lot.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Road Paint

I'm always looking for design and abstraction regardless of the subject matter. These are painted lines found on a road on Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sand Tracks

This is the beach at Ocean Park, Washington. Vehicles are permitted to drive along specified sections.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

No Head On

These bumper cars are part of a small amusement park along the main street in Long Beach, Washington.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kite Girls

My artist residency at Willapa Bay AiR coincided with The Washington State Kite Festival where I spent a few days looking for images. These girls were about to compete in a kite race.

Friday, August 22, 2014

On Long Beach

"On Long Beach" was taken at Long Beach, Washington. I've returned many times during the short time I've been on Long Beach Peninsula and find different moods according to the tide, time of day and atmosphere, all of which merge in unpredictable ways.

Fest Prep

The Washington State International Kite Festival takes place in Long Beach, WA from August 18-24. Festival preparations are already starting to show up (image taken August 15) including a tent anchored by heavy cement blocks to withstand strong winds. When the festival begins, this tent will have side flaps and there will be throngs of people milling about as well as kites in every direction. That said, I am having fun exploring the fringes before the festival begins.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Shell Mounds

"Shell Mounds" formed by oyster shells was taken at Nahcotta, Washington on Long Beach Peninsula.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Period Wedding

I came across a wedding photo shoot in period costume at Historic Jacksonville, Oregon. While the photographer was focusing on the bride and one of the best men on the right, the groom on the left was biding his time.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Paws and Boot

Photographer and friend, Julie Bonney, invited a few of us to photograph at her shoemaking school in Ashland, OR, where we had many subjects to work with. I hadn't expected to be juxtaposing her pug with a mini boot.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pickleball Prowess

I competed in pickleball at The State Games of Oregon last weekend. Much of the fun was observing some of the best pickleball players in the country including Chris Miller (above) whose speed and deft footwork were impressive.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Saxaphonist

"The Saxaphonist" was spotted during pre parade practice at Ashland, Oregon's Fourth of July Parade.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Mansion Secrets

"Mansion Secrets" was taken through a weathered window in the rural town of Little Shasta, California

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Auto Perspective

I enjoy searching for images in rainy weather and often shoot through my windshield under these conditions. "Auto Perspective" was taken above Ashland, Oregon on Indian Memorial Road.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Scorched Semi

"Scorched Semi" was taken on the side of a semi trailer whose cargo had recently caught fire.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

High Stepper

Photographed in The Fremont section of Las Vegas in January 2014.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Barn Gathering

When I pass The Billings Farm on the north end of Ashland I often feel a sense of nostalgia and joy. It's obvious that Mary James loves and respects her animals.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dubious Entree

This deteriorating door is from one of the buildings at Siskiyou County Airport in Northern California. The buildings were used from 1942-1945 and then again from 1962-1972 by The Army Air Forces and The US Air Force.