While back in the Pacific Northwest visiting my family, I wanted not only to catch up with family and friends, but to savor and rediscover where I grew up – Portland. I have lived outside Oregon for a decade now, thanks to college and marrying a Wisconsin boy, I have begun to travel the world, but no matter where I am, I carry with me my spiritual home. That will always be Portland.
So I set off with a mission to capture in film some of the places, icons, and experiences that not only capture Portland’s essence, but make up who I am. After all, we are all shaped by the geography and culture of where we grew up. I think of this as a scrapbook of me, in two volumes. The first volume focuses on the city of Portland, my hometown. I will post the second volume, focusing on my home state, later on.
Enjoy my artistic journey through Portland, Oregon!