inthethickofit:

Weekend Geometry
My weekends have been so busy lately (my life actually has been crazy!). I feel like I can’t really ever get caught up on all the things i have going on.  While out last night visiting the super cool Space Oddities shop and dropping off some new LastCraft candles and tarot decks for them,  I had an amazing tarot reading by Sarah Lorraine aka esoteriaofone. One of the biggest take-aways for me from the reading was that I need to CHILL.  So part of this weekend is me just taking some time for myself to refocus. What do you like to do to engage in self-care? I like to turn off my electronic devices, read, take baths (I’m obsessed with LUSH products) and just sit and think. I have a lot to think about with my 35th birthday in a week and my wedding in about a month!I’ve been very thankful for my Gwynnie Bee account lately as it provides me with lots of pretty clothes without me having to deal with finding the time for shopping.  This gorgeous geometric print dress is so much fun to wear on a summer day.  It’s a little on the short side, and I would wear leggings with it if I were out for the day. If you’re not a member of gwynnie bee yet - really I can’t recommend it more highly! It’s free the first month and they keep adding more and more unique brands. Feel free to use my link to join if you’ve been on the fence, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
OUTFIT DETAILSV-neck Kristen Miles Dress - Size 3x (this dress runs very small IMHO, check the size chart) via Gwynnie BeeBlack Wedges - Deena & Ozzy via Urban OutfittersEarrings - ThriftedNecklace - made by a friendQuartz Ring - Stone And HoneyGlasses - SEE Eyewear

That dress is perfect inthethickofit:

Weekend Geometry
My weekends have been so busy lately (my life actually has been crazy!). I feel like I can’t really ever get caught up on all the things i have going on.  While out last night visiting the super cool Space Oddities shop and dropping off some new LastCraft candles and tarot decks for them,  I had an amazing tarot reading by Sarah Lorraine aka esoteriaofone. One of the biggest take-aways for me from the reading was that I need to CHILL.  So part of this weekend is me just taking some time for myself to refocus. What do you like to do to engage in self-care? I like to turn off my electronic devices, read, take baths (I’m obsessed with LUSH products) and just sit and think. I have a lot to think about with my 35th birthday in a week and my wedding in about a month!I’ve been very thankful for my Gwynnie Bee account lately as it provides me with lots of pretty clothes without me having to deal with finding the time for shopping.  This gorgeous geometric print dress is so much fun to wear on a summer day.  It’s a little on the short side, and I would wear leggings with it if I were out for the day. If you’re not a member of gwynnie bee yet - really I can’t recommend it more highly! It’s free the first month and they keep adding more and more unique brands. Feel free to use my link to join if you’ve been on the fence, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
OUTFIT DETAILSV-neck Kristen Miles Dress - Size 3x (this dress runs very small IMHO, check the size chart) via Gwynnie BeeBlack Wedges - Deena & Ozzy via Urban OutfittersEarrings - ThriftedNecklace - made by a friendQuartz Ring - Stone And HoneyGlasses - SEE Eyewear

That dress is perfect inthethickofit:

Weekend Geometry
My weekends have been so busy lately (my life actually has been crazy!). I feel like I can’t really ever get caught up on all the things i have going on.  While out last night visiting the super cool Space Oddities shop and dropping off some new LastCraft candles and tarot decks for them,  I had an amazing tarot reading by Sarah Lorraine aka esoteriaofone. One of the biggest take-aways for me from the reading was that I need to CHILL.  So part of this weekend is me just taking some time for myself to refocus. What do you like to do to engage in self-care? I like to turn off my electronic devices, read, take baths (I’m obsessed with LUSH products) and just sit and think. I have a lot to think about with my 35th birthday in a week and my wedding in about a month!I’ve been very thankful for my Gwynnie Bee account lately as it provides me with lots of pretty clothes without me having to deal with finding the time for shopping.  This gorgeous geometric print dress is so much fun to wear on a summer day.  It’s a little on the short side, and I would wear leggings with it if I were out for the day. If you’re not a member of gwynnie bee yet - really I can’t recommend it more highly! It’s free the first month and they keep adding more and more unique brands. Feel free to use my link to join if you’ve been on the fence, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
OUTFIT DETAILSV-neck Kristen Miles Dress - Size 3x (this dress runs very small IMHO, check the size chart) via Gwynnie BeeBlack Wedges - Deena & Ozzy via Urban OutfittersEarrings - ThriftedNecklace - made by a friendQuartz Ring - Stone And HoneyGlasses - SEE Eyewear

That dress is perfect inthethickofit:

Weekend Geometry
My weekends have been so busy lately (my life actually has been crazy!). I feel like I can’t really ever get caught up on all the things i have going on.  While out last night visiting the super cool Space Oddities shop and dropping off some new LastCraft candles and tarot decks for them,  I had an amazing tarot reading by Sarah Lorraine aka esoteriaofone. One of the biggest take-aways for me from the reading was that I need to CHILL.  So part of this weekend is me just taking some time for myself to refocus. What do you like to do to engage in self-care? I like to turn off my electronic devices, read, take baths (I’m obsessed with LUSH products) and just sit and think. I have a lot to think about with my 35th birthday in a week and my wedding in about a month!I’ve been very thankful for my Gwynnie Bee account lately as it provides me with lots of pretty clothes without me having to deal with finding the time for shopping.  This gorgeous geometric print dress is so much fun to wear on a summer day.  It’s a little on the short side, and I would wear leggings with it if I were out for the day. If you’re not a member of gwynnie bee yet - really I can’t recommend it more highly! It’s free the first month and they keep adding more and more unique brands. Feel free to use my link to join if you’ve been on the fence, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
OUTFIT DETAILSV-neck Kristen Miles Dress - Size 3x (this dress runs very small IMHO, check the size chart) via Gwynnie BeeBlack Wedges - Deena & Ozzy via Urban OutfittersEarrings - ThriftedNecklace - made by a friendQuartz Ring - Stone And HoneyGlasses - SEE Eyewear

That dress is perfect inthethickofit:

Weekend Geometry
My weekends have been so busy lately (my life actually has been crazy!). I feel like I can’t really ever get caught up on all the things i have going on.  While out last night visiting the super cool Space Oddities shop and dropping off some new LastCraft candles and tarot decks for them,  I had an amazing tarot reading by Sarah Lorraine aka esoteriaofone. One of the biggest take-aways for me from the reading was that I need to CHILL.  So part of this weekend is me just taking some time for myself to refocus. What do you like to do to engage in self-care? I like to turn off my electronic devices, read, take baths (I’m obsessed with LUSH products) and just sit and think. I have a lot to think about with my 35th birthday in a week and my wedding in about a month!I’ve been very thankful for my Gwynnie Bee account lately as it provides me with lots of pretty clothes without me having to deal with finding the time for shopping.  This gorgeous geometric print dress is so much fun to wear on a summer day.  It’s a little on the short side, and I would wear leggings with it if I were out for the day. If you’re not a member of gwynnie bee yet - really I can’t recommend it more highly! It’s free the first month and they keep adding more and more unique brands. Feel free to use my link to join if you’ve been on the fence, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
OUTFIT DETAILSV-neck Kristen Miles Dress - Size 3x (this dress runs very small IMHO, check the size chart) via Gwynnie BeeBlack Wedges - Deena & Ozzy via Urban OutfittersEarrings - ThriftedNecklace - made by a friendQuartz Ring - Stone And HoneyGlasses - SEE Eyewear

That dress is perfect

inthethickofit:

Weekend Geometry

My weekends have been so busy lately (my life actually has been crazy!). I feel like I can’t really ever get caught up on all the things i have going on.  

While out last night visiting the super cool Space Oddities shop and dropping off some new LastCraft candles and tarot decks for them,  I had an amazing tarot reading by Sarah Lorraine aka esoteriaofone. One of the biggest take-aways for me from the reading was that I need to CHILL.  So part of this weekend is me just taking some time for myself to refocus.

What do you like to do to engage in self-care? I like to turn off my electronic devices, read, take baths (I’m obsessed with LUSH products) and just sit and think. I have a lot to think about with my 35th birthday in a week and my wedding in about a month!

I’ve been very thankful for my Gwynnie Bee account lately as it provides me with lots of pretty clothes without me having to deal with finding the time for shopping.  This gorgeous geometric print dress is so much fun to wear on a summer day.  It’s a little on the short side, and I would wear leggings with it if I were out for the day. If you’re not a member of gwynnie bee yet - really I can’t recommend it more highly! It’s free the first month and they keep adding more and more unique brands. Feel free to use my link to join if you’ve been on the fence, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

OUTFIT DETAILS
V-neck Kristen Miles Dress - Size 3x (this dress runs very small IMHO, check the size chart) via Gwynnie Bee
Black Wedges - Deena & Ozzy via Urban Outfitters
Earrings - Thrifted
Necklace - made by a friend
Quartz Ring - Stone And Honey
Glasses - SEE Eyewear

That dress is perfect

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/////NATURE IS MAGIC Y’ALL/////

lydtollbom:

Lake Pend Oreille sunset. I love home.
lydtollbom:

Lake Pend Oreille sunset. I love home.
lydtollbom:

Lake Pend Oreille sunset. I love home.
lydtollbom:

Lake Pend Oreille sunset. I love home.

lydtollbom:

Lake Pend Oreille sunset. I love home.

"The world will go on when I cease to exist"

waytoomuchportland:

You can try to tell me you’ve seen a better band flyer than this one featuring Ramblin’ Rod (in a Tom Peterson bolo tie!) holding aloft the severed, gore-flecked noggins of Fred Armpitsen and Carrie Buttstain. But I will NEVER believe you. 

  1. Camera: Nikon COOLPIX L24
  2. Aperture: f/3.1
  3. Exposure: 1/320th
  4. Focal Length: 6mm
ftw914:

sosuperawesome:

Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy

This is beautiful ❤️
ftw914:

sosuperawesome:

Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy

This is beautiful ❤️
ftw914:

sosuperawesome:

Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy

This is beautiful ❤️
ftw914:

sosuperawesome:

Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy

This is beautiful ❤️
ftw914:

sosuperawesome:

Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy

This is beautiful ❤️
ftw914:

sosuperawesome:

Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy

This is beautiful ❤️
ftw914:

sosuperawesome:

Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy

This is beautiful ❤️
ftw914:

sosuperawesome:

Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy

This is beautiful ❤️
ftw914:

sosuperawesome:

Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy

This is beautiful ❤️

ftw914:

sosuperawesome:

Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy

This is beautiful ❤️

tartzine:

Interview with Lucas DeShazer
-Where are you from?I’m from Portland, Oregon, where I’ve lived my whole life.
-How long have you been taking pictures?Like many people I began taking pictures as a child (my first camera being an Olympus point and shoot) but I didn’t attempt to make anything ‘serious’ until I was about 20.
-What is your camera of choice?I use two cameras - a Pentax 67 and a Chamonix 045N-2. I carry around an Olympus XA as a sort of sketchbook to help me remember locations when I don’t have a larger camera with me.
-You take a lot of images at dusk and night, what attracts you to this time of day?
I began taking pictures at night because I realized it was quite a bit easier to seek out interesting light without having to actively set anything up - I just need to look around for something ‘pretty.’ I’ve found a lot of joy continuously shooting at night as I have a typical 9-5 desk job that forces me to shoot after work or on vacations.
-Your images look like film stills, would working in moving image appeal to you?
I have quite a bit of respect for cinematography and take a lot of influence from movies and photographers like Gregory Crewdson but I don’t have much of an urge to shoot moving images. Controlling a still frame is hard enough as-is.
-There is a sense of mystery in a lot of your work, is it intentional to capture such uncanny moments?Absolutely. My goal when out shooting is usually to capture unease and tension and it often comes across (in a positive way) as being mysterious. 
- How do you go about sourcing locations to shoot?A lot of my shots just come from ambling around rural areas in the Pacific Northwest. When I was younger, my father took me all over Oregon and Washington, exploring as many towns on maps as we could find. I’ve taken a lot of those faint memories to mind when looking for new subjects and I now spend a lot of my time re-tracing those routes for interesting subjects. I’ve also spent a lot of time in the past year walking within about a mile of my apartment in southeast Portland to find subjects. It’s an interesting exercise to force yourself to stay close to home, making art from the familiar rather than the exotic.
-What artists inspire you?
Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, and Robert Adams are probably my biggest influences. Alec Soth’s “Sleeping by the Mississippi” was probably the first photography project that really spoke to me and Stephen Shore’s “Uncommon Places” urged me to begin wandering. Others include: Taryn Simon, Joel Sternfeld, Bryan Schutmaat, and a long list of photographers I’ve found through Flickr - Missy Prince, Austin Granger, Isaac Sachs, Steven Brooks, Patrick Joust - I could go on for days. Looking at well-done photography of any kind is always an inspiration to me.
-Any dreams for the future?
I dream that Kodak Portra 400 is never discontinued. I will rue the day that color sheet film is no longer available and I’ll have to start all over with new formats. Other than that I’d like to just keep my head down and keep shooting - it’s the only way I know to keep improving.
-What motivates you to shoot?
A constant yearning to create.  
tartzine:

Interview with Lucas DeShazer
-Where are you from?I’m from Portland, Oregon, where I’ve lived my whole life.
-How long have you been taking pictures?Like many people I began taking pictures as a child (my first camera being an Olympus point and shoot) but I didn’t attempt to make anything ‘serious’ until I was about 20.
-What is your camera of choice?I use two cameras - a Pentax 67 and a Chamonix 045N-2. I carry around an Olympus XA as a sort of sketchbook to help me remember locations when I don’t have a larger camera with me.
-You take a lot of images at dusk and night, what attracts you to this time of day?
I began taking pictures at night because I realized it was quite a bit easier to seek out interesting light without having to actively set anything up - I just need to look around for something ‘pretty.’ I’ve found a lot of joy continuously shooting at night as I have a typical 9-5 desk job that forces me to shoot after work or on vacations.
-Your images look like film stills, would working in moving image appeal to you?
I have quite a bit of respect for cinematography and take a lot of influence from movies and photographers like Gregory Crewdson but I don’t have much of an urge to shoot moving images. Controlling a still frame is hard enough as-is.
-There is a sense of mystery in a lot of your work, is it intentional to capture such uncanny moments?Absolutely. My goal when out shooting is usually to capture unease and tension and it often comes across (in a positive way) as being mysterious. 
- How do you go about sourcing locations to shoot?A lot of my shots just come from ambling around rural areas in the Pacific Northwest. When I was younger, my father took me all over Oregon and Washington, exploring as many towns on maps as we could find. I’ve taken a lot of those faint memories to mind when looking for new subjects and I now spend a lot of my time re-tracing those routes for interesting subjects. I’ve also spent a lot of time in the past year walking within about a mile of my apartment in southeast Portland to find subjects. It’s an interesting exercise to force yourself to stay close to home, making art from the familiar rather than the exotic.
-What artists inspire you?
Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, and Robert Adams are probably my biggest influences. Alec Soth’s “Sleeping by the Mississippi” was probably the first photography project that really spoke to me and Stephen Shore’s “Uncommon Places” urged me to begin wandering. Others include: Taryn Simon, Joel Sternfeld, Bryan Schutmaat, and a long list of photographers I’ve found through Flickr - Missy Prince, Austin Granger, Isaac Sachs, Steven Brooks, Patrick Joust - I could go on for days. Looking at well-done photography of any kind is always an inspiration to me.
-Any dreams for the future?
I dream that Kodak Portra 400 is never discontinued. I will rue the day that color sheet film is no longer available and I’ll have to start all over with new formats. Other than that I’d like to just keep my head down and keep shooting - it’s the only way I know to keep improving.
-What motivates you to shoot?
A constant yearning to create.  
tartzine:

Interview with Lucas DeShazer
-Where are you from?I’m from Portland, Oregon, where I’ve lived my whole life.
-How long have you been taking pictures?Like many people I began taking pictures as a child (my first camera being an Olympus point and shoot) but I didn’t attempt to make anything ‘serious’ until I was about 20.
-What is your camera of choice?I use two cameras - a Pentax 67 and a Chamonix 045N-2. I carry around an Olympus XA as a sort of sketchbook to help me remember locations when I don’t have a larger camera with me.
-You take a lot of images at dusk and night, what attracts you to this time of day?
I began taking pictures at night because I realized it was quite a bit easier to seek out interesting light without having to actively set anything up - I just need to look around for something ‘pretty.’ I’ve found a lot of joy continuously shooting at night as I have a typical 9-5 desk job that forces me to shoot after work or on vacations.
-Your images look like film stills, would working in moving image appeal to you?
I have quite a bit of respect for cinematography and take a lot of influence from movies and photographers like Gregory Crewdson but I don’t have much of an urge to shoot moving images. Controlling a still frame is hard enough as-is.
-There is a sense of mystery in a lot of your work, is it intentional to capture such uncanny moments?Absolutely. My goal when out shooting is usually to capture unease and tension and it often comes across (in a positive way) as being mysterious. 
- How do you go about sourcing locations to shoot?A lot of my shots just come from ambling around rural areas in the Pacific Northwest. When I was younger, my father took me all over Oregon and Washington, exploring as many towns on maps as we could find. I’ve taken a lot of those faint memories to mind when looking for new subjects and I now spend a lot of my time re-tracing those routes for interesting subjects. I’ve also spent a lot of time in the past year walking within about a mile of my apartment in southeast Portland to find subjects. It’s an interesting exercise to force yourself to stay close to home, making art from the familiar rather than the exotic.
-What artists inspire you?
Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, and Robert Adams are probably my biggest influences. Alec Soth’s “Sleeping by the Mississippi” was probably the first photography project that really spoke to me and Stephen Shore’s “Uncommon Places” urged me to begin wandering. Others include: Taryn Simon, Joel Sternfeld, Bryan Schutmaat, and a long list of photographers I’ve found through Flickr - Missy Prince, Austin Granger, Isaac Sachs, Steven Brooks, Patrick Joust - I could go on for days. Looking at well-done photography of any kind is always an inspiration to me.
-Any dreams for the future?
I dream that Kodak Portra 400 is never discontinued. I will rue the day that color sheet film is no longer available and I’ll have to start all over with new formats. Other than that I’d like to just keep my head down and keep shooting - it’s the only way I know to keep improving.
-What motivates you to shoot?
A constant yearning to create.  
tartzine:

Interview with Lucas DeShazer
-Where are you from?I’m from Portland, Oregon, where I’ve lived my whole life.
-How long have you been taking pictures?Like many people I began taking pictures as a child (my first camera being an Olympus point and shoot) but I didn’t attempt to make anything ‘serious’ until I was about 20.
-What is your camera of choice?I use two cameras - a Pentax 67 and a Chamonix 045N-2. I carry around an Olympus XA as a sort of sketchbook to help me remember locations when I don’t have a larger camera with me.
-You take a lot of images at dusk and night, what attracts you to this time of day?
I began taking pictures at night because I realized it was quite a bit easier to seek out interesting light without having to actively set anything up - I just need to look around for something ‘pretty.’ I’ve found a lot of joy continuously shooting at night as I have a typical 9-5 desk job that forces me to shoot after work or on vacations.
-Your images look like film stills, would working in moving image appeal to you?
I have quite a bit of respect for cinematography and take a lot of influence from movies and photographers like Gregory Crewdson but I don’t have much of an urge to shoot moving images. Controlling a still frame is hard enough as-is.
-There is a sense of mystery in a lot of your work, is it intentional to capture such uncanny moments?Absolutely. My goal when out shooting is usually to capture unease and tension and it often comes across (in a positive way) as being mysterious. 
- How do you go about sourcing locations to shoot?A lot of my shots just come from ambling around rural areas in the Pacific Northwest. When I was younger, my father took me all over Oregon and Washington, exploring as many towns on maps as we could find. I’ve taken a lot of those faint memories to mind when looking for new subjects and I now spend a lot of my time re-tracing those routes for interesting subjects. I’ve also spent a lot of time in the past year walking within about a mile of my apartment in southeast Portland to find subjects. It’s an interesting exercise to force yourself to stay close to home, making art from the familiar rather than the exotic.
-What artists inspire you?
Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, and Robert Adams are probably my biggest influences. Alec Soth’s “Sleeping by the Mississippi” was probably the first photography project that really spoke to me and Stephen Shore’s “Uncommon Places” urged me to begin wandering. Others include: Taryn Simon, Joel Sternfeld, Bryan Schutmaat, and a long list of photographers I’ve found through Flickr - Missy Prince, Austin Granger, Isaac Sachs, Steven Brooks, Patrick Joust - I could go on for days. Looking at well-done photography of any kind is always an inspiration to me.
-Any dreams for the future?
I dream that Kodak Portra 400 is never discontinued. I will rue the day that color sheet film is no longer available and I’ll have to start all over with new formats. Other than that I’d like to just keep my head down and keep shooting - it’s the only way I know to keep improving.
-What motivates you to shoot?
A constant yearning to create.  
tartzine:

Interview with Lucas DeShazer
-Where are you from?I’m from Portland, Oregon, where I’ve lived my whole life.
-How long have you been taking pictures?Like many people I began taking pictures as a child (my first camera being an Olympus point and shoot) but I didn’t attempt to make anything ‘serious’ until I was about 20.
-What is your camera of choice?I use two cameras - a Pentax 67 and a Chamonix 045N-2. I carry around an Olympus XA as a sort of sketchbook to help me remember locations when I don’t have a larger camera with me.
-You take a lot of images at dusk and night, what attracts you to this time of day?
I began taking pictures at night because I realized it was quite a bit easier to seek out interesting light without having to actively set anything up - I just need to look around for something ‘pretty.’ I’ve found a lot of joy continuously shooting at night as I have a typical 9-5 desk job that forces me to shoot after work or on vacations.
-Your images look like film stills, would working in moving image appeal to you?
I have quite a bit of respect for cinematography and take a lot of influence from movies and photographers like Gregory Crewdson but I don’t have much of an urge to shoot moving images. Controlling a still frame is hard enough as-is.
-There is a sense of mystery in a lot of your work, is it intentional to capture such uncanny moments?Absolutely. My goal when out shooting is usually to capture unease and tension and it often comes across (in a positive way) as being mysterious. 
- How do you go about sourcing locations to shoot?A lot of my shots just come from ambling around rural areas in the Pacific Northwest. When I was younger, my father took me all over Oregon and Washington, exploring as many towns on maps as we could find. I’ve taken a lot of those faint memories to mind when looking for new subjects and I now spend a lot of my time re-tracing those routes for interesting subjects. I’ve also spent a lot of time in the past year walking within about a mile of my apartment in southeast Portland to find subjects. It’s an interesting exercise to force yourself to stay close to home, making art from the familiar rather than the exotic.
-What artists inspire you?
Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, and Robert Adams are probably my biggest influences. Alec Soth’s “Sleeping by the Mississippi” was probably the first photography project that really spoke to me and Stephen Shore’s “Uncommon Places” urged me to begin wandering. Others include: Taryn Simon, Joel Sternfeld, Bryan Schutmaat, and a long list of photographers I’ve found through Flickr - Missy Prince, Austin Granger, Isaac Sachs, Steven Brooks, Patrick Joust - I could go on for days. Looking at well-done photography of any kind is always an inspiration to me.
-Any dreams for the future?
I dream that Kodak Portra 400 is never discontinued. I will rue the day that color sheet film is no longer available and I’ll have to start all over with new formats. Other than that I’d like to just keep my head down and keep shooting - it’s the only way I know to keep improving.
-What motivates you to shoot?
A constant yearning to create.  

tartzine:

Interview with Lucas DeShazer

-Where are you from?

I’m from Portland, Oregon, where I’ve lived my whole life.


-How long have you been taking pictures?

Like many people I began taking pictures as a child (my first camera being an Olympus point and shoot) but I didn’t attempt to make anything ‘serious’ until I was about 20.


-What is your camera of choice?

I use two cameras - a Pentax 67 and a Chamonix 045N-2. I carry around an Olympus XA as a sort of sketchbook to help me remember locations when I don’t have a larger camera with me.


-You take a lot of images at dusk and night, what attracts you to this time of day?

I began taking pictures at night because I realized it was quite a bit easier to seek out interesting light without having to actively set anything up - I just need to look around for something ‘pretty.’ I’ve found a lot of joy continuously shooting at night as I have a typical 9-5 desk job that forces me to shoot after work or on vacations.


-Your images look like film stills, would working in moving image appeal to you?

I have quite a bit of respect for cinematography and take a lot of influence from movies and photographers like Gregory Crewdson but I don’t have much of an urge to shoot moving images. Controlling a still frame is hard enough as-is.


-There is a sense of mystery in a lot of your work, is it intentional to capture such uncanny moments?

Absolutely. My goal when out shooting is usually to capture unease and tension and it often comes across (in a positive way) as being mysterious. 

- How do you go about sourcing locations to shoot?

A lot of my shots just come from ambling around rural areas in the Pacific Northwest. When I was younger, my father took me all over Oregon and Washington, exploring as many towns on maps as we could find. I’ve taken a lot of those faint memories to mind when looking for new subjects and I now spend a lot of my time re-tracing those routes for interesting subjects. I’ve also spent a lot of time in the past year walking within about a mile of my apartment in southeast Portland to find subjects. It’s an interesting exercise to force yourself to stay close to home, making art from the familiar rather than the exotic.


-What artists inspire you?

Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, and Robert Adams are probably my biggest influences. Alec Soth’s “Sleeping by the Mississippi” was probably the first photography project that really spoke to me and Stephen Shore’s “Uncommon Places” urged me to begin wandering. Others include: Taryn Simon, Joel Sternfeld, Bryan Schutmaat, and a long list of photographers I’ve found through Flickr - Missy Prince, Austin Granger, Isaac Sachs, Steven Brooks, Patrick Joust - I could go on for days. Looking at well-done photography of any kind is always an inspiration to me.


-Any dreams for the future?

I dream that Kodak Portra 400 is never discontinued. I will rue the day that color sheet film is no longer available and I’ll have to start all over with new formats. Other than that I’d like to just keep my head down and keep shooting - it’s the only way I know to keep improving.


-What motivates you to shoot?

A constant yearning to create.  

nettyq:

He went for a swim

This made me a little less afraid of crabs. Just a little.

nettyq Asked
QuestionDang girrrrrrl how'd you get so sessssy Answer

Runs in the family! ;)