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sister teresa

sister teresa, a tribute

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I have photographed many people over the years. Each person has his or her own interesting story. Sometimes there are people whose stories are particularly moving. Nancy Haunty is one of those people. In 2012 I was hired by the Swedish Hospital Foundation in Seattle to photograph Nancy for a special Foundation publication about women […]

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the beast of unburden

Kate Thompson inspires us to let go of stuff, opening space for what’s new.

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so beautiful

            Lately I have been reflecting on the incredible variety in who we are and how we present ourselves. If you know of someone (male, female, young, old) who has an inspiring story (including you, dear reader), please let me know! Victoria is a young woman I know and adore. […]

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      In the department of inspiring people, I want to note that one of my favorite poets, Galway Kinnell, passed away at the age of 87. I met him at an art retreat at a place called Menucha, east of Portland, Ore., in 1979. He was 52 at the time and seemed to […]

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Patra 40

Today I am am packing up this beautiful bowl, called Patra 40, to send off to a friend for a temporary visit. The bowl, one of a series of 108 bowls made by artist Lynda Lowe is part of her project called Patra Passage, based on the idea of the bowls that monks use for […]

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farewell to a friend

  My dear friend Mary Gales died in Seattle on January 23. It was an unexpected and untimely death. For thirteen years she was my body worker, fellow artist, musician and friend. I have photographed Mary a number of times over the years and we had plans to do another photo session soon. She was […]

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Alex at 100

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Michael Warren is a photographer based in Boston who happened to be in Seattle for a job a few weeks ago. He put a note out to ASMP (the professional photographers’ community) asking for ideas for his “Somebodies” project. The Somebodies project is a wonderful series of portraits of people accompanied by a still life […]

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Kathleen Flenniken is the 2012-2014 Poet Laureate of Washington State. She has two published poetry books (Famous and Plume), is co-editor and president of Floating Bridge Press in Seattle, a press dedicated to publishing the poetry of Washington State poets. And she is the president of the board at Jack Straw Productions. Kathleen began her […]

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