October 2018 Darkroom Chronicles is published.
Sea – 1, Lens 0
That’s the score after yesterday’s beach shoot!
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Black Days – Homeless in Medford, OR
The day started out with an active shooter two blocks away. The people who had been lining up outside the church that morning were moved indoors and the building went into Lock Down.
Last week I photographed the first of a series of images in Medford, OR. What makes Medford any different than any town or city in the United States? Well…nothing. That was the point. I could shoot photos in Mount Vernon, Bellingham, Seattle and Yakima, WA and unfortunately have many images. A small town in Southern Oregon shares the same crisis that are worsening across the Pacific Northwest and the United States. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the fallout is represented in these images.
The timing of the photos was also a tribute to my brother. September 12th would have been my brother, Chad’s 47th birthday. Chad was on the streets and there was no happy ending with his story.
The First Presbyterian Church of Medford is active with the growing homeless population in the city, providing assistance, advocacy and creative solutions. Sack lunches are distributed in the morning to over 100 people. The weekly Food Bank serves the homeless and many working poor families alike. The most recent project The Bridge: creating Long Term housing and getting people off the streets.
Once completed, the photographs will become a book, gallery show and prints available for purchase. The proceeds will be going to The Bridge.
Special thanks to Angelee and Murray Richmond for the encouragement to start this project and the compassionate, committed work you do. To make a Donation to The Bridge:
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Complete set of images http://russell-chandler.com/homeless-medford-or-proofs/
Congratulations to Lindsay and Jon. My perfect record of no rain came to an end with a stormy Whidbey Island wedding. Thanks for the adventurous spirit as we headed to down to the beach to get blown away in gale wind.
#wedding #weddings #whidbeyisland #deceptionpass #destinationwedding #cornetbay
September 1, 2018
Athlete Series – Riptide
I’m often asked if I shoot senior photos, and I do! Though I am located on Deception Pass, I work throughout the Pacific Northwest. September is already looking crazy busy, so give me a call for available dates.
Kerr Vs Russo
Trying to schedule Aj Russo for a series has been near impossible. When it happens, the images will rock. The dreadlocks are gone and he has transformed himself into a fighter and athlete. His first fight is tomorrow in Arlington – Warehouse Warz 9. I know there a more than a few fight fans in my Friend’s list here – so, go!
Here’s a shot of from last year, dreadlocks, straight nose and a smile.
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Tony Craig is a busy guy and he’s about to make a big announcement. Cryptic, a little bit. So, on that note here are a couple shots of Tony at his studio.