Saturday, December 31, 2011

Memories of New York

I was recently doing some winter tidying and in an attempt to organize my photos (an ongoing project), I came across these film photos I took during my time in NYC.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Tree Hunting

My sister, Molly and I joined some friends on a Christmas tree hunt near ZigZag, OR recently.  We played around a bit in the snow and I got this shot of her seemingly floating in air - exemplifying the feeling of the day.

Friday, November 4, 2011

ACLU Uncensored Celebration

On Oct. 1st The Jackalope SaintsPurple and Green, and Burlesquire, put on a kickass show for the annual ACLU Uncensored Celebration at Someday Lounge.  The celebration took place during national banned books week to promote freedom of expression.  

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pumpkin Picking

A few days ago my friend Vanessa Boer and I took advantage of yet another amazing autumn morning and made a mini-day trip to The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island in search of the perfect pumpkin and fresh hot apple cider!  Here are some pictures from that day and the resulting pumpkin in it's carved glory. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Apple Picking

A very busy summer has kept me from blogging, but now that cooler weather and fewer daylight hours is upon us - i'm back!

Last weekend I went apple picking with my friend Cat and her sister Gabrielle at Draper Girl's Country Farm in Hood River.  It was the first day it truly felt like fall to me - and I couldn't have been happier!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Oregon Coast

Here are a few photos I made last September near Cape Lookout with my handy plastic Holga.  I love that camera - I never really know what I'm going to get!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Oregon, My Home

I moved back to Portland, Oregon a year ago and have had the pleasure of re-learning the city where I was born and spent 18 years of my life.  I'm happy to be back and am glad I moved away, mostly because now I see with new eyes and perspective.

These pictures were made with a Rolleiflex camera.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Day at the Park

A couple weeks ago my business partner Erin and I went to Oaks Park to practice shooting in overcast days - something we're pretty used to in Portland.  I suggested we go to the bizarre old amusement park on the bank of the Willamette River before the swarms of children arrived and when the rides were still.  Here are some of the peculiar photographs I made:

ACLU Lobby Day

A good friend from high school - and one of the ACLU of Oregon Board Members, Stasia Brownell invited me last year to volunteer on the Outreach Committee and since, I have had the pleasure of being involved in some really interesting events.

Last Thursday a group of volunteers arrived in Salem for Lobby Day and spoke with Representatives and Senators about legislation that the ACLU believes cripples the Oregon Constitution and erodes citizen's basic civil rights.

Representative Mary Nolan speaks to the volunteers about how the legislative process works.  A large ACLU proponent, she has voted with the ACLU 100% of the time on propositions they oppose or support. 
Dave Barrows, a long-time lobbyist has spent many years in the Oregon State Capitol.  He relayed the "Do's and Don'ts" of lobbying to the group of Lobby Day Volunteers.
ACLU of Oregon lobbyist, Andrea Meyer, talks about the legislative issues that are being discussed with Oregon legislators - including HJR 25: an amendment to Oregon's search and seizure provision of the constitution which would allow police to set up road blocks and stop anyone to look for evidence of intoxication.  The ACLU argues that the existing provision requires an "individualized" suspicion that a person has broken a law, and that the proposed amendment allows police to stop and search innocent citizens without any suspicion - which is contrary to the original principle. 
Volunteers attend a floor session in the Gallery of the House of Representatives.