March-October 2014: From March To Augustine


Look at this girl grow!  The last six months of a beautiful pregnancy for the nicest person you'll ever meet, Lindsey Loo.  And welcome to this wild world, Augustine…we're so happy you're finally here.



(March 5, 2014) -Digital File-



(March 28, 2014) -Digital File-



(May 29, 2014) -Digital File-



 
(July 8, 2014) -Digital File-



(August 10, 2014) -Digital File-



(August 10, 2014) -Digital File-



(August 10, 2014) -Digital File-



(Photo Taken By LL, October 7, 2014) -Cell Phone Image-

July 2014: A Real Pair


This July 20th, above the orchards of Hood River Valley:

the sun was hot, the breeze strong & the snow-topped volcano magnificent
the high school/college/band/book club friends were solid, the family extended
the sounds played metallic, artfully chosen, one brother at each side
the vows were fitting, the ceremony refreshingly un-perfect
the food was outstanding, the dinner speeches short, the cake kitty-topped, the dancing playlist superb & the relief...tangible.

Congratulations Hilary & Justin!  Here's to a real pair (until you both die.)


  
(Crag Rat Hut, Hood River) -Kodak 400 TX-



 (Crag Rat Hut, Hood River) -Kodak 400 TX-




(Crag Rat Hut, Hood River) -Kodak 400 TX-



(Crag Rat Hut, Hood River) -Kodak 400 TX-



Ceremonial Remains
(Crag Rat Hut, Hood River) -Kodak 400 TX-

May, June & July 2014: The Tub


A 100º tub, in a private back yard with optional bubbles.  Sink in & soak it out.  Let the water claim you!
   


(NE Irving St & 32nd) -Cell Phone Image-




 (NE Irving St & 32nd) -Cell Phone Image-



(NE Irving St & 32nd) -Cell Phone Image-

May 2014: Short, Sweet & Stinky


SK & TT traveled on the last weekend of May via Mini Cooper for a total of nearly 12 hours, only filling the tank after 350 miraculous miles to visit former co-worker & dear friend IK, also known as Lady Mahota.  Residing among tall, thick trees in a cozy RV equipped with goods too long to mention including a kitchen island, fireplace & widening side slides, Lady M. has an idyllic five minute walk to work at the lodge of Howard Prairie Lake Resort.  Although time was short, the three managed to:

Start & extinguish campfires successfully
Eat burgers, dogs, bean dip & marshmallows by fireside
Hike through creepy meadows & a fallen forest to lake beach
Find four discarded tires, a mop, two mismatched shoes, a turquoise fishing reel & black lead pencil, one maté-drinking gourd with metal straw & an antique-looking glass bottle with living spores but no animal fossils in the dried-out lake bed
Set up & take down a four person tent
Drink beer, whiskey & Stevia ginger ale
Sit, sit & sit some more
Talk war panties, undesired massages, vomit smells, unventilated breakfast meats, soiled pantalones, tunes from an ipod & other relevant topics 
Sleep outside comfortably at times
Discuss futures in brand new environments
Never feel rain, only blessed sun & shade

Much love IK!

Yours, Ishkabibble Gaylord



(HPLR, Ashland) -Digital File-



(HPLR, Ashland) -Digital File-



 (HPLR, Ashland) -Digital File-




 (HPLR, Ashland) -Digital File-



(HPLR, Ashland) -Digital File-



 (HPLR, Ashland) -Digital File-



 (Photo By IK, HPLR, Ashland) -Digital File-



 (HPLR, Ashland) -Digital File-

April 2014: Spread Thin


I'll admit I was often envious of their busy schedules & their enthusiastic, confident minds working in overload.  The money pouring in plus the number of people who brought them a certain fame impressed me.  But then I realized I preferred the view from the periphery.  The looking around, the looking in.  The practice of seeing the larger picture & the resulting comfort that comes with it.



(Anzen Hiroshi, NE Oregon St & MLK Blvd) -Cell Phone Image-



(Hollywood 42nd St Station, NE Portland) -Cell Phone Image-



(NE Failing St & I-5, West Side) -Cell Phone Image-



(Columbia Park) -Cell Phone Image-



(Sam's Hollywood Billiards, NE Hancock St & 41st) -Cell Phone Image-



(NE Bryce St & 35th) -Cell Phone Image-



(NE Bryce St & 30th) -Cell Phone Image-



(Failing St Pedestrian Bridge) -Cell Phone Image-



(Photo Taken By CR, Waldport, Or) -Cell Phone Image-



(Hollywood Camera Store, NE Sandy Blvd & 40th) -Cell Phone Image-



(Pizzicato, NE Fremont St & 42nd) -Cell Phone Image-

March 2014: Off The Grid


Old friends, new friends
Los Angeles-Denny-Portland
Booming bass, custom camping truck
A comfy basement bed & washing machine
One propane heater acquired on foot, with cash, no tax
Stories of family, the new property, past accidents, hopeful futures
Smokes on the porch, some whiskey inside
Pizza delivered, Frank's noodles eaten
NCAA Final Four 
Trips to Fred Meyer
Pictures from foreign lands
Parson's tacos, sugar cookies
A teenage letter revisited
Remembering RAtM
A hike in Forest Park, lunch with Anna
Bratty brunettes to avoid
A private photography lecture 

You are already missed!  Next time, it's off the grid.



(Photo Taken By CD, Forest Park) -Cell Phone Image-



(NE Bryce St & 35th) -Fuji Polaroid Film- 

March 2014: By The Buffalo Bayou


Flying from Portland, Oregon to Houston, Texas isn't direct.  
Better to visit Texas in winter than summer.
JK & SK are not twins.
JK has an innate gift for reading maps, exploring, finding the hidden, understanding beauty, tour guiding & analyzing.
SK loved what appeared to be a very healthy & natural integration of Mexican & U.S. culture.
Houston has fantastic art (free, public, accesible, prolific) & lots of cars (including art cars).
SK prefers the birds to alligators at Brazos Bend.
Galveston can be windy but pleasant on weekdays.
Ice houses, charity saloons & slushy shandies are all excellent things.
Never shy away from vegan Vietnamese food.
Houston by bike (late-night) is pretty unbeatable; listen for the doves.
Trumpet the cat makes everything better.
We are all Lone Stars.



(Frontier Flight 788 PDX-DEN) -Digital File-



(Houston) -Digital File-



(Contemporary Art Museum, Houston) -Digital File-



(Brazos Bend State Park, Needville) -Digital File-



(Brazos Bend State Park, Needville) -Digital File-



(Photo Taken By JK, Brazos Bend State Park, Needville) -Digital File-



(Downtown Galveston) -Digital File-



(Poop Deck, Galveston) -Digital File-



(Poop Deck, Galveston) -Digital File-



(Photo Taken By Poop Deck Employee, Poop Deck, Galveston) -Cell Phone Image-



(Galveston) -Digital File-



(Shrimp N' Stuff, Galveston) -Digital File-



(Twilight Epiphany, Houston) -Cell Phone Image-









(Houston) -Digital File-



(Photo Taken By JK, Houston) -Digital File-



(Photo Taken By JK, Houston) -Digital File-




(Jimmy's Ice House, Houston) -Cell Phone Image-



(Buddhist Temple, Alief) -Digital File-



(Lei Low, Houston) -Digital File-



(Houston) -Digital File-



(Houston) -Digital File-



(Alice's Tall Texan, Houston) -Cell Phone Image-