35mm black and white film shot with a Leica M6.
This gallery features rotating selects.
Last updated February 2022.
I lived in Portland, Oregon for nearly 10 years split between two times in my life—first for a few years in my early 20s and then for most of my 30s. I have something of a love/hate relationship with the city, but it is 'home' to me more than most places I've lived.
Portland—or Rip City—was the city where I learned to push my street photography approach toward my personal ideal of making photos that balance the subject with their captured space. Being so familiar with the city during a period where it was undergoing rapid and significant change, it was perfect place to both experiment and document.
The photos in this series are as much about my life as they are anything specific in Portland. In many ways, they are a balance of the two—a variety of scenes from protests to the Rose Parade to the last inner southeast dive bars—as I kept my camera on me everywhere I went, establishing an archive of how I experienced the city.