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Elevation

Kerry Rowand
I recently visited an office in a downtown high rise. While looking out the window, a colleague pointed to bubbles floating by. A woman on the third floor quit smoking, I learned, and took to blowing bubbles on her break instead.

Oh, Portland. . .

. . . including the participants
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Royal Selfie, 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, Portland, OR

The Spectators

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The Spectators, 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, Portland, OR, April 2015

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Happy. . . Easter?

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Kerry Rowand

Kerry Rowand

Kerry Rowand

Please visit Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, this Saturday, March 14 for a last chance to view photographs from the 2014 Pacific Northwest Viewing Drawers Program.

I will be there with my work from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.!

PORTFOLIO WALK:
2014 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers

Saturday, March 14, 12:002:00 PM

General public welcome; admission is free.

Last chance to view work and meet more than 30 photographers who have been
featured in the Drawers this past year. A new cohort of artists’ work arrives in
April for Portland Photo Month, so don’t miss the chance to purchase an original
print to add your collection.
 
Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts
122 NW 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
blueskygallery.org

 

Chicken

Kerry Rowand
I have been beating myself up a bit lately when it comes to photography. Having somehow convinced myself that I should have a project or destination in mind before setting out with my camera, I have been shooting less. And frustrated when shots don’t add up to a cohesive body of work.

While ‘lack of time’ is usually blamed for photographing less, in this case it’s wrestling out of my current state of mind. And back into one open to creative experimentation. Unafraid to “wander down a few dark alleys,” as I was reminded by a fellow photographer today.

Overlooked in Portland

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The Curse of Success

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Kerry Rowand

Kerry Rowand

In college, I went to hear Billy Joel lecture to an audience of music students. When asked about “Piano Man,” he confided that when performing the song for the umpteenth time, his mind will often drift to the mundane, like what he’s going to eat after the show.

While the strength of the piece may remain, repetition can tire both the artist and audience. Not to mention imitation.

Just sayin’, Portland.

Overlooked in Portland

Kerry Rowand

. . . sometimes just enough to tell the story.
(in this case, a New Year’s makeover for a deserving shelter dog — Buddy Boy from Family Dogs New Life, courtesy of Amber at Bow Wow Grooming)
Buddy Boy FDNL

Surrender

Kerry Rowand
This weekend I went ‘full Portland'; I planted trees.
(no, not these)

Early Saturday, in the pouring rain, crews of cheerful volunteers planted nearly 300 trees. Not out of obligation, but from a genuine desire to help their neighbors and improve the environment.

I am not gifted when it comes to gardening. But as I gaze out at my new street tree, I feel oddly confident knowing that he has the support of a community behind him.

. . . yet

Kerry Rowand

Kerry Rowand

Happy Holidays

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Relics

Kerry Rowand
Maybe I’ve just watched too many Sci Fi movies, but I can’t help but wonder if one day soon it will be humans – not machines – obsolete, on the curb. . .

Kerry Rowand

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