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Soul Food

Smith Rock State Park, Oregon

FINE ART LIMITED EDITION OF 100

Twilight falls across cliffs flanking the Crooked River in Smith Rock State Park, Oregon.

It had been awhile since I had seen the sun. Not literally.. but kind of.

Here in Portland we live under a damp blanket for about 4-5 months of the year. The clouds start to roll in during September(ish) and then it rains more often than not until March or April. It's not a heavy rain, but more like a mist that you can walk through and not get wet. I don't mind it at all and I like to reference the quote of Roger Miller "Some people feel the rain, others just get wet." I'm a 'feeler'.

But I do miss the sun. The shorter days and overcast skies require the taking of vitamin D supplements and if you don't keep up on them depression can set in, motivation disappears, and lethargy takes whatever is left.

I love the high desert. The smell of sagebrush and juniper, to me, are THE official scent of the great outdoors. It brings a wave of comfort over me like those great memories of my childhood do.  I was hesitant to make the three hour drive to Smith Rock knowing that I had to drive back that same night and wake early the next morning. But as soon as I opened the car door and that smell rushed in, I knew it was the right decision.

I didn't have a lot of time to scout for compositions. I ran down to the river to shoot the fading sunlight, but with the water level being really high, I decided that I would try for a twilight shot from the canyon rim. I took in the views and scents as the shadows fell across the land while working some compositions from up here accompanied by my friend Bruce. Conversations about life past, present, and future and the hope that surrounded the topics were the perfect antidote to the dreary months I had just endured.

I drove back to Portland in the dark high on life and with a fire in my soul. I love where I live.

Lumachrome Fine Art Prints • Acrylic Face-Mounted and Ready to Hang

Lumachrome Fine Art Prints • Acrylic Face-Mounted and Ready to Hang

Premium Limited Edition Fine Art Lumachrome Prints are the epitome of elegance and quality. By face mounting the print to 1/8" thick scratch-resistant, non-reflective crystal clear acrylic and backing it with a protective surface and a 1.3" rear mounted frame, the print seemingly floats from the wall. The proprietary Lumachrome process in combination with the acrylic facing gives a depth, dimensionality, and glow to the image which is unmatched and needs to be seen to believed. These pieces are museum quality, absolutely stunning, and truly a collectors piece. Premium Fine Art Lumachrome Prints are ideal for galleries or private homes and with the proper lighting will take on a luminance that brings the photo to life. While these ready-to-hang pieces offer a modern, sleek, and clean appearance, traditional framing is also available and can be discussed one-on-one to pick the most appropriate frame for your piece.

Shipping is included to locations within the United States. Please contact me for a shipping quote if you will have your purchase shipped elsewhere. To learn more about my prints, please visit my Prints page.

Please allow 3-4 weeks for production and delivery

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Chromaluxe Fine Art Metal Prints • Ready to Hang

Chromaluxe Fine Art Metal Prints • Ready to Hang

If you are looking for a piece that combines durability with a modern and elegant look, I offer Premium Limited Edition Fine Art Metal Prints. Using a state-of-the-art process, the image is infused directly into the surface of specially coated aluminum which creates a scratch and fade resistant piece that is ready to hang without a frame. Metal prints contain a tremendous amount of depth, detail, and sharpness that will be sure to draw the viewer in. Since the image is fused directly into the aluminum, the resulting piece is scratch and water resistant and will resist fading or yellowing over time while at the same time being easy to clean. These are the ideal for offices and public spaces due to their durability. 

Shipping is included to locations within the United States. Please contact me for a shipping quote if you will have your purchase shipped elsewhere. To learn more about my prints, please visit my Prints page.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for production and delivery.

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FujiFlex Supergloss Fine Art Loose Prints • Ready to Frame

Loose Premium Limited Edition Fine Art Prints are made using the amazing Fujiflex Crystal Archive Silver-halide Paper, which features superior color, contrast, tonal range, and saturation. This polyester based paper makes the prints more vivid and dimensional. The colors are rich, deep, and unlike any photographic print you have seen before. It is truly top of the line, exhibition quality paper that will last a lifetime.  If you are looking for full-service framing options, I am happy to work with you on your needs. Please note that these prints require framing before display. I am happy to work with you on your framing needs. Please contact me to do so. For ready-to-hang options, please consider my Lumachrome Acrylic Face Mounted or Chromaluxe Metal Prints.

Shipping is included to locations within the United States. Please contact me for a shipping quote if you will have your purchase shipped elsewhere. To learn more about my prints, please visit my Prints page.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for production and delivery.

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Shipping is included to locations within the United States. Please contact me for a shipping quote if you will have your purchase shipped elsewhere. To learn more about my Limited Edition Fine Art Prints, please visit my Prints Page