Ever since returning from Europe I’ve had a dilemma: where to photograph?
Having spent time in such beautiful places as Provence, Languedoc, Paris, Yorkshire, Budapest, etc., the terrain here in Portland seems bland. The villages of Europe have such lovely texture and color–from the warm yellow stone in Languedoc, to the reddish hues of Russillon, to the castles and ruins of Slovakia–that the brick, concrete, and wood of Portland is old and uninteresting to me. So I’ve been racking my brain for other local locations, doing some scouting.
I’ve also been looking for new faces to work with. I love faces. I’m a face junkie.
Oddly enough, today I shot with a model I’ve worked with before, Tierra, in a location I’ve biked up to many times: Rocky Butte. And we did lovely work. The haze from forest fires made for nice light, too. I’m encouraged.
But I’m always open to great location ideas, so if you have some, please send them along.