My friend, Rosemary Stafford, and I spent a seriously fun day at the Oregon State Fair in Salem, the capital city. There were many carnival rides, fried foods, happy fair-goers, musicians, artists, gorgeous show animals (like pigs, cows, rabbits, pheasants, horses), you name it. I wish it were going on every weekend! It brings up such happy nostalgia from my early boyhood on a Kansas farm.
Back to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest 2016
It was a gloriously sunny morning in April 2016, so it was a good idea to return to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon. We arrived a little after sunrise; a thick fog was still there, though burning off quickly, and four hot air balloons were landing and taking off among the tulips. You couldn't ask for anything more lovely.
Laura Welsh, Milwaukie, Oregon, September 2016
Actress/model/comedian/multi-talent Laura Welsh and I shot together September 25, 2016, at the Milwaukie Riverfront Park. The sun was blasting like July, so I had fun overexposing the shots a little with my 50mm 1.4 lens. No shot was edited except for one that was cropped to a square.
Lakes around Mount Hood, Sept 2016
After a tough week with a very, very tough photoshoot at a hospital, I took a day off to just grab my swimming trunks and head off to some of the fabulous lakes south of Mount Hood in Oregon. By the time I arrived, a lovely morning fog had burned off and bright sunshine warmed the air. I hit Trillium Lake, Little Crater Lake, and Timothy Lake in Clackamas County, and briefly Clear Lake in Wasco County...
Pumpkin Patch Instameet, October 2016
Just before Halloween 2016, the Portland Instagram group had a fun little instameet at Fir Point Farms in Aurora, Oregon. Pumpkins were everywhere of course, but so were goats and bunnies and horses and donkeys... plus games like Cornhole and badminton. We feasted on ice cream, donuts, freshly pressed cider. Probably the most fun though was the corn maze -- so beautiful...
Mari Stenger, Expired Film
I found some expired 400 film from the 1990s and shot model Mari Stenger with my trusty Canon AE-1. We were in the Willamette Mission State Park near Salem, Oregon, and attempting a Lana Del Rey vibe...