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A framed 17 x 22 print of DOUGLAS COUNTY, WA 3 will be shown in Extending Tradition 2, at LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria OR. The show will be up from August 10 through September 10, 2019. The opening reception is Saturday, August 10th from 5-8pm. Ive decided to run down and attend, a drive there and [...]

new music- Dusk

Last year I put up a quick live-ish piece posted HERE. Some of the motifs stuck with me resulting with the development of this piece. David Nielsen performed and provided drum and percussion tracks. Each of these pieces finishes somewhere entirely unpredicted, I have no idea what genre this is, an instrumental as usual. This [...]

new music- Stride

A power trio instrumental, with occasional additional ear candy at no extra charge. Hopefully this honors the power trio tradition we love, updated a bit. Once again David Nielsen performed and provided drum tracks, as well as collaborated on arrangement and sonics. Working with a real rock drummer increases the likelihood of more rock going [...]

  Two new additions to the uneditioned print offerings, all of which are on sale through the holidays. The top image was made in 2014 on a trip in eastern WA with Jeff Corwin, along one of those tiny roads that yields rewards unforeseen. This is one of 3 or 4 5×7 large format exposures [...]

the long circuitous road that lead to my guitar presence here- I played drums for a high school band called The Motives, who, at a small lakeside resort ballroom called Vasa Park, won a battle of the bands. One of those bands was A Boy and His Dog, Ann Wilson sang lead. We were all [...]

  After a few darker pieces I did mention somewhat guiltily that the next one would be “prettier”, here it is. Beyond that I’d like to let it speak for itself. Noteworthy though, I reconnected with my old friend David Nielsen, we played together for several years some time ago, and share a lot of musical [...]

  After an extended break, this is the first offering in several months. It won the facebook poll as favorite of three. I have been photographing various Begonias around our front door for years, from cell phone snaps, film, and to this approach. This is a digital capture, made with an older Zeiss/Contax lens, very [...]

I’ve let this lag this year due to other priorities, and reconsideration of it’s continuation. For now, I’ve extended the discounted prices began last holiday season through August. There has been interest and sales, and I still like the idea of it. However maintaining it and updating it monthly has not been warranted, I’m thinking [...]

  A 14 Year Road Trip: Dual Perspectives in Eastern Washington HAWK MERLIN STUDIOS JUNE 29 – AUGUST 4 opening weekend june 29 – july 1 FRIDAY, JUNE 29: NOON-7PM (Artist Reception: 4-6PM) SATURDAY, JUNE 30: NOON-7PM SUNDAY, JULY 1: NOON-3PM 113 SW Russell Ave Stevenson, WA 509.427.4747 hawkmerlinstudios.com This is a nice one for me, it’s a [...]

I had occasion to try to write something that might be helpful for people viewing some of my work at an upcoming show. Since it applies to my work generally, and might be more successful than my usual attempts at the impossible task of “explanation”, I thought I’d post it… My photographs are not descriptive, [...]