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Eighth of Ten -- Thoughts on My Photographs in Separate Wings of the Same Bird
The theme here is friends. Two individuals in each
photograph who appear to know each other—to spend time together. Photograph VX – Best Friends    I took this as the sun went down my first night in Havana. I
was on a narrow street, the same road where I ph...

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Seventh of Ten -- Thoughts on My Photographs in Separate Wings of the Same Bird
People shopping versus people sitting on the bench at La
Placita—no need for further explanation of color v black & white or Cuba v
Puerto Rico. Photograph XIII – Shopping I loved this corner and spent time watching people walk
through. Must have shot a doz...

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Sixth of Ten -- Thoughts on My Photographs in Separate Wings of the Same Bird
I placed these photographs together for three reasons—age,
posture, and texture. Photograph XI – On the Bench at La Placita I took five or six photographs of this man sitting outside
of La Placita. First, it was his eyes staring back at me—strong. I also no...

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Fifth of Ten -- Thoughts on My Photographs in Separate Wings of the Same Bird
Photographs IX & X in the exhibit are both from Cuba. I
did this because of the location in the Beaverton City Library where they hang –
behind a desk at the entrance where black and white prints are hard to see. Photograph IX – Elder at the Tobacco Farm, V...

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Fourth of Ten -- Thoughts on My Photographs in Separate Wings of the Same Bird
As I set-up the show I thought that the photographs of these
two women went together perfectly. They are similarly positioned and while the
expressions differ, they both show pain or at least life’s struggles. Photograph VII – Woman & Umbrella at Plaza de A...

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Third of Ten - Thoughts on My Photographs in Separate Wings of the Same Bird
Photographs 5 & 6 are also close-up portraits. In both
cases, I had been shooting horizontally almost exclusively. I had taken many
photographs of both individuals, but in both cases, the vertical portrait was
the strongest image. Photograph V I was on a da...

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Second of Ten -- Thoughts on Separate Wings of the Same Bird
I had the privilege of attending three workshops between
April 2016 and March 2017. Each of the individuals that led the workshops were
world famous (of course that means that people not acquainted with photography
have never heard of of them). Each class c...

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First of Ten -- Thoughts on My Photographs in Separate Wings of the Same Bird
Yesterday I had the privilege of showing friends from Vermont
my photography exhibit, “Separate Wings of the Same Bird – Photographs from
Cuba & Puerto Rico.” Afterwards, I concluded that talking or writing about
my pics enhances the stories that the they t...

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Chess at Director's Park
These photographs are part of my Portland Public Living Rooms project. Sunny Sunday afternoon at Director's Park downtown.

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On the Stoep - Old San Juan
We spoke but she was intense and pensive throughout our brief encounter
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