Mr. Bowman’s Birthday

It's not every year that you celebrate a milestone birthday. My dear friend James decided to celebrate 50 in his own unique way. (You may recall Mr. Bowman from this post and the movie 300 post). Not only was his birthday a personal milestone, it also happened in a leap…

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Happy Anniversary Baby!

May 23rd is my wedding anniversary, and my wife and I both look back at the day we were married as one of the best days of our lives. It was an intimate gathering of family who journeyed with us to Admiralty Head Lighthouse on Whidbey Island for the wedding…

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Happy Holidays!

The holidays are quickly approaching and as Christmas deadlines pass, our thoughts turn to family and friends and the annual holiday parties. Not far from my home are my friends and competitors, Amy and John (JP) Prutch. They are literally a stone's throw away and my wife and I socialize…

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The Man Knows His Game

This year is one of the best in my career. I've worked hard since starting on this path in 1990 and it's really come together for me as an artist and a business. In all honestly, I owe it to my amazing clients. They support me and encourage me to…

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Widmer Brothers ’06 NW Red Ale – World’s Best Beer?

Widmer Brothers '06 Northwest Red Ale A moderately strong, dark red ale. The generous use of citrusy hops provides a tangible but not excessive bitterness that ultimately erodes into a candy-like malty sweetness and quick finish. Caramel and chocolate malts provide complexity, an enticing color, and subtle dark malt flavors.…

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Family Resemblance in Vintage Photo

Recently, my father asked me to archive a bit of family history. He presented me with a large 16x20 image of my great-great grandfather, Sylvester. He's had this picture hanging on his wall for years. It's close to 100 years old and is showing signs of aging. There are watermarks…

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State of the Art – A Look Forward

"You don’t have to know the story, but you do have to know there was a story. Some stories are silent, while others are long, funny pieces that demand explanation. And while a stack of photos won’t replace a life, it does complement it, enrich it, and preserve it." - Rick…

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From the cockpit of an F-15

One of the grooms I photographed happens to be an F-15C Eagle pilot. He and his wife travel all over the world and continue to stay in touch, sending updates about their lives. His mission is a seemingly simple one... Air Superiority. In today's world that is very serious, but…

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Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Oregon International Airshow in Hillsboro, Oregon Ever since I was a little boy, I've been fascinated by planes. This is something my father, my brother and I all share...our passion for planes. It was refreshing to step out of wedding mode and point my camera towards a new subject. Photographing…

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