Studio 303, the creation of seven mad photographers of Portland, is a collective studio space in the old Town Storage warehouse just off the Burnside Bridge in east Portland. The space is just lovely, with huge southern windows and old wood floors. Images to follow very soon!
Thanks to Dan Davis for the image. There is more about the building at his blog,
I was trained as a psychiatric social worker and worked in that field since the late 1980s. I have been practicing portrait photography since the early 1990s as well.
It has always been my experience that when practiced well, there is a remarkable resonance between these two arts. I have found that the best photographs, like the best therapy, occur when I don't talk too much, when I engage my subjects with unconditional acceptance and love, when I let go of my desire for a particular result and take my direction from the life that is presented to me.
My goal is not to record the glaring beauty that turns every head but to pause long enough that the quiet beauty, that waits almost invisible everywhere one turns, of experience, sadness, kindness, will be revealed.