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Superior, Arizona

A funky little mining town along state highway 60, easy to ignore as you drive into the beautiful Superstition Mountains and Tonto National Forest. But it’s worth a stop, particularly for the Boyce Thompson Arboretum…

Superior, Arizona

Northwest Coos County Beaches

The terrain at both Horsfall and Bastendorff beaches is wide and flat, surrounded by large dunes where people were riding horses and OHVs…

Northwest Coos County Beaches

Canemah Bluff Nature Park

In April 2018, Elaine and I walked the trails of Canemah Bluff Nature Park just south of downtown Oregon City. The sun was setting on a lovely spring day turning everything, even the newly bloomed camas fields, golden…

Canemah Bluff Nature Park

Bardaklı Village, Mount Ağrı

During my 2014 Come See Turkey adventure, we luckily stopped for a quick visit to the village of Bardaklı at the base of Mount Ararat, or as they call it, Ağrı. The villagers are mostly farmers and cattle herders, but we did meet one interesting man whose job was selling leeches. That was a first for me. The views were glorious (quite similar to my Oregon) and the people achingly sweet, though clearly they did not have great riches... 

Bardaklı Village, Mount Ağrı

Mari Stenger, More from Willamette Mission State Park, Oregon

Model Mari Stenger and I worked together in July 2017 at Willamette Mission State Park to do a portrait session based around a Lana Del Rey vibe. Mari totally nailed it, as she has that same classic Hollywood look about her, and is a real natural at modeling. 

Mari Stenger, More from Willamette Mission State Park, Oregon

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...

Mari Stenger, Expired Film

Mari Stenger, Willamette Mission State Park, Oregon

Model Mari Stenger and I worked together at Willamette Mission State Park to do a portrait session based around a Lana Del Rey vibe. Mari totally nailed it, as she has that same classic Hollywood look about her, and is a real natural at modeling. A joy to shoot together...

Mari Stenger, Willamette Mission State Park, Oregon

Ellie Pritts and Portland's Mississippi District

Angeleno power-player Ellie Pritts and I wandered in April 2017 around a couple of blocks in North Portland's Mississippi District, where there are fun little shops, bars, and coffee shops. Plus, we got to see one of the most wonderfully named parks in town, DeNorval Unthank City Park, or as it's more commonly known: Unthank Park. What a name! And from what I hear, Dr. Unthank himself was pretty amazing too, breaking numerous racial barriers in 20th century Portland...

Ellie Pritts and Portland's Mississippi District