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"When paper is soiled or lacerated, when cloth is worn, stained, torn, when wood is split, weathered, or patterned with peeling coats of paint, when metal is bent or rusted, they gain connotations which unmarked materials lack."—William Seitz

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"Taiyo", In my work I strive for an artistic style characterized by details and mental associations that evoke subjective impressions rather than the recreation of objective reality. I aim to capture a momentary, sensory effect, the impression an object makes on the eye in a fleeting instant.

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While I’m shooting I may see a hint of a landscape or cloud I plan to use later, but mostly I just shoot what looks interesting and know I will have ‘discovery’ later as I get them into the computer and see what I have. I do not change the color of an image, I just bring up the saturation and contrast and that usually reveals gorgeous color combinations and textures that I would never think of creating on my own. It’s magical and I feel a bit of alchemy as I transform an image of scrapyard castoffs to a...

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I seek out my images in forgotten alleyways, industrial machinery ‘boneyards’ and gritty scrapyards. I remember going to scrapyards as a child with my dad to glean car parts for his projects. I knew it was a special place, unknown by many. Now, as I seek out my images as an adult, I step into a world of gruff, tough-as-nails ‘Yard Bosses’ with dirty faces and a gnashing snarl that would scare Clint Eastwood. …and that snarl is directed at me! They’ve gotten used to me over the years though and allowed me in - they see I am sincere...

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Touring the brand new Hampton Inn in trendy Northwest Portland today with Art consultant Diane Kruger and Director of Sales Jessica Rippell and sculptor Joseph Rastovich. I have 10 pieces featured in the lobby for Grand Opening and beyond. The Hotel will open September 2017.

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