April, 2011 Archives

Signs, Co-signs & Tangents

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April 10th, 2011

I can’t say I understand all of these sign pictures I snapped over the course of our week in the Pacific Northwest. But I can say they’re all different, kind of nutty and intriguing enough to share here. Back when I was a photo editor, I may have thought this was a cheap way out […]

I can’t say I understand all of these sign pictures I snapped over the course of our week in the Pacific Northwest. But I can say they’re all different, kind of nutty and intriguing enough to share here. Back when I was a photo editor, I may have thought this was a cheap way out of an assignment, photographing other people’s creative work. Nowadays, I know it is. Enjoy.

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Purty Pictures

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April 8th, 2011

There’s certainly no dearth of beauty out here in the Pacific Northwest. Multnomah Falls is just one of several cascading water veils all lined up vying for the camera’s attention. Mount St. Helens blew her stack more than 30 years ago yet sits idly, biding her time, her beautiful snowy dressing hiding her fiery temper. […]

There’s certainly no dearth of beauty out here in the Pacific Northwest. Multnomah Falls is just one of several cascading water veils all lined up vying for the camera’s attention. Mount St. Helens blew her stack more than 30 years ago yet sits idly, biding her time, her beautiful snowy dressing hiding her fiery temper. The cherry blossoms, unlike in Michigan’s Northwest, have already burst out as if to say, “Dibs on the sunshine.” And when you awake after days of gray and see a ghostly orb on your hotel’s bathroom door, don’t call in the Ghost Hunters, just notice the peep hole in the door, concentrating the rays across the room. But don’t — I mean don’t — look out through the tiny window.

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Keeping It Real (weird)

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April 7th, 2011

As if the Curtis Family needed an excuse to act goofy, a Portland parking lot sign boldly encouraged us to fly our freak flags. Along those lines we sampled some famous Voodoo Doughnuts with flavored toppings like Cocoa Puffs, Fruit Loops, Cap’n Crunch and Marci’s notorious bacon & maple syrup doughnut. We even met a […]

As if the Curtis Family needed an excuse to act goofy, a Portland parking lot sign boldly encouraged us to fly our freak flags. Along those lines we sampled some famous Voodoo Doughnuts with flavored toppings like Cocoa Puffs, Fruit Loops, Cap’n Crunch and Marci’s notorious bacon & maple syrup doughnut. We even met a freaky little dog that knew what the Portland vibe was all about.

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Our Portland Hats

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April 6th, 2011

For our friends vacationing in Florida or Mexico or even Des Moines, we imagine the mercury is higher. But blue sky and rain tag-team each other all day, waiting scant minutes between showers and soaking sunshine. We’re told some here even feel responsible for the weather, one embracing the wetness so much that she feels […]

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For our friends vacationing in Florida or Mexico or even Des Moines, we imagine the mercury is higher. But blue sky and rain tag-team each other all day, waiting scant minutes between showers and soaking sunshine. We’re told some here even feel responsible for the weather, one embracing the wetness so much that she feels better in Portland than back home in LA. The moisture encourages roofs to be overrun in moss, yet beautiful daffodils, forsythia and cherry blossoms already are out and shining. Those in Michigan still lag within the safety of their buds.