Posts Tagged ‘Portland’

Photo Essay: Forest Park

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

The world is changing. And by that I mean the natural world, flowers and trees and stuff–from far off forests to local parks, even the patch of grass outside your front door. Inside and outside the cycle of seasons, there is always something new to behold. How could I have forgotten the constantly inconstant majesty of nature?

As spring approaches, the cool blue tones of the winter sky start to give way to some mildly gold shimmers by late afternoon. It is actually possible to see these qualitative differences in light where shadows form—from behind tall trees, through venetian blinds in quiet living rooms, or from your own long shadow stretched out on the sidewalk. Something awakens from out of the comforting darkness of winter.

Forest Park in Portland, Oregon is the “largest forested natural area within city limits in the United States,” comprised of a surprising 5,100 wooded acres. The following images are my snapshots from a recent brisk Saturday morning walk–starting at a trail just over two miles northwest from such city landmarks as Powell’s Books–where I (re)discovered a bit of the park’s beautiful dark magic hinting at spring.

Mia Ferm currently resides in Portland, Oregon where she is a collective member of Cinema Project. She is a writer, photographer, and videographer and holds an MA in Cinema Studies from NYU.

Photo Essay: Home

Friday, October 9th, 2009

I’ve lived in a lot of houses and I’ve loved some more than others. This last one is a Portland house, an old wooden monster from 1904, full of ghosts and red floorboards and strange sounds. I’m moving out in a few days so I decided to take some photos to remember what it looked like and how it felt. This is it, from chicken coop to beer pile to lucky Joan of Arc bust. Thanks, house. You’ve been good to us.

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BIO: Adam Gnade's (guh nah dee) work is released as a series of books and records that share characters and themes; the fiction writing continuing plot-lines left open by the self-described "talking songs" in an attempt to compile a vast, detailed, interconnected, personal history of contemporary American life. Check out recent writing here and songs here. Contact: adam@asthmatickitty.com

Pinball Publishing

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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I enjoy quality printing and packaging. It really doesn’t get much better when a printing business knows and understands quality design like Pinball Publishing. These rad peoples are doing it right in the fine city of Portland, OR. On top of that they are sooper eco-friendly and real life friendly!

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I’m hoping to use them for some of my client work and I always recommend them to bands I work with. Check out some of their top notch work….

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You gotta pick up some of their SCOUT BOOKS!

Will Bryant makes stuff as a freelance creative and is a member of the Austin based collective Public School. He and is young bride enjoy pedaling about town and having lunch dates on the east side.