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Photography: ‘Someday, I Need to Stop’ (Palestine Lodge)

How many years had I driven by a building in SE Portland. Each and every time, I offered up the identical mental conversation:

” I need to photograph that front…Someday, I need to stop and photograph that building…Darn, I don’t have my camera…Geeze, I do have my camera, but I need to get to…………Ok, next time you have to stop!”

Finally, the other afternoon, I did stop. I took the photographs. I tried to be artsy and creative. Then I noticed it was a Free Masons structure. I decided to do some homework. I found it had been registered, in 2005, in the National Register of Historic Places. I found more in the document that was quite informative as to the history of the structure, the Masons occupying it, the architectural structure and design (Egyptian) terminology and more. This is one of the fascinating aspects of photography; history. It adds such depth to the image. Surely, some of you travel the world and gaze upon man’s designs from many centuries ago. This beautiful building, called the Palestine Building from 1925, added a nice dash of history for this procrastinating photographer.

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Steven Laurent’s Fish Eye Design (You Want to Be There!)

I am so taken by the visual. Perhaps most of us are. I love to read and appreciate the art of putting the visual into words. But, for raw impact, for the gut check ‘whoa!’, the impact of photography upon me is often profound.

Steven Laurent’s work has just such an impact upon me. I am by no means an expert in photography, but something in me appreciates the angle, the earthiness, the edge of Laurent’s shots. They resonate in my gut. The black and white photographs make me edgy and ‘suffer’ from wanderlust. I love his work!

Steven Laurent Photography…Amazing

Every shot seems on the fly, real and has that robust energy that puts you there. The anticipation and excitement are felt. It is where you want to be. The black and white work with shadows and a sense of motion are magical. Check out his beautiful work. I have been so busy of late that probably you already have found his work and I am just now catching up to a masterful artist. 

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