Category Archives: Photography

Vldn Taylor

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My name is Vldn Taylor (Pronounced Veldon or well done but with a V.) If you would like to know how I got my name, read the book “Notes from Out of the Shadows” by Garnet June. Or if you get a chance to meet me in person just ask. I was born in the Midwest and moved to Oregon with my parents when I was two.

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Debra Orlean

Debra Orlean has lived in Oregon for over 30 years after relocating from Ohio. She started using a camera at a young age and loved to capture all of the beauty around her ranging from flowers to landscapes.

Her photography is typified by the theme chosen for her business card “Natural Reflections”. She is passionate about nature and is lucky enough to live on the Tualatin River where wildlife abounds including herons, bald eagles, ospreys, beaver, songbirds and Pacific treefrogs. For several years, Debra was captivated by the adorable frogs and was able to photograph them in flowers and on tree branches. One of her frog photographs was used for an advertisement for Thames Water’s Australian Environmental Directory

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Michelle Lattanzi

When I look at the world through photographer’s eyes, I feel most inspired.

Art photography has been a passion since 1998 with a post-college trip overseas, using my film camera to journal my travels. It was there that I began feeling driven to make the mundane tourist photographs interesting by changing camera angles, etc. I enjoy observing the wear and tear of time on objects, light reflections and relationships between objects. Growing up in the emerald beauty of the Pacific Northwest I have a deep appreciation for scenery and natural objects which I love to capture and share. Heart shapes in nature make a favorite subject in my caché.

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Jason Faucera

We have something in common: a love for pictures…

Elevator in the Moonlight - © 2012, Jason Faucera, All Rights Reserved
Elevator in the Moonlight – © 2012, Jason Faucera, All Rights Reserved

Shadow Quality is the name and home I have made for my photographic endeavors. You might ask what the name means and what it has to do with my approach to image making? Early on I spent my time trying to expose for every detail within the frame. As a result I found that my photos lacked character. In time I learned to see that shadows add depth, emotion, and shape to images.

My love of pictures is derived from the feeling a photo evokes as much as it is from the objects in the photos themselves. To me this is attributable as much to what is hidden in the shadows as it is to what is in plain view. It’s the interplay between light and dark that I love, and it is a photo’s Shadow Quality that defines it.

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Kath Sheridan

Sauvie Island Images

I photograph and write from Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon, but started taking pictures as a ten year-old withKath Sheridan Evening Tide a little Brownie Starmite camera, proud to be a kid-member of a family that documented everything in photographs. In college, I discovered the lure of the darkroom and the thrill of making a black and white print come to life in your own hands. With the dawn of digital equipment, the possibilities broadened and now I focus on wildlife and landscape images of every hue.

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Marlynn Rust

Marlynn Rust is a true native Oregonian and has lived there her entire life.  At an early age she began her interest in photography.  She traveled extensively around the world capturing the beauty overseas, but found her home state has such incredible beauty that she is staying closer to home and exploring old and new places.  She has discovered that capturing that near perfect image is mostly a matter of being at the right place at the right time.  It helps to plan ahead to be at that right place during the golden hours just before sunrise and sunset to catch that soft light.

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Bill Waterman

Bill Waterman has had a love of photography for most of his life and especially enjoyed the magnificence of Alaska’s landscapes, peoples and animals. Those days of film photography have given way to the digital age and Bill’s love of everything Canon, which he employs to capture the abundance of native wildlife along the Tualatin River, Bill keeps his camera equipment close at all times. While traveling Bill and his wife Chris enjoy capturing their memories and adding to his ever growing body of photographic work.

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