The West - An Appreciation of Place

Oregon is an easy place for me to love. So much space, empty and wild. These pairings are from an ongoing series for The Oregonian. In the paper we introduce them like this.....

Since my first glimpse of Oregon, I have been fascinated with the diversity and power of this landscape. Here, there is a wealth to our natural world that is unmatched. For the past eight years I've kept a file on my computer named, "Western Landscape''. It's filled with nearly 4,000 photographs from travels through Oregon and neighboring states. When I scroll through the pictures as a body of work, all sorts of parallels are evident. Some of the images are connected through story, some through place and some simply share a visual texture. So we begin today to share these photographs, two-by-two, sure that they revel more together than they ever could alone. We hope these tiny nuggets inspire you to discovery.