Everything gets better at Hope Equestrian. Disabilities transform into capabilities, and children with special needs thrive. My introduction to the program came on a perfect spring day in Southern Oregon. Blue skies, green pastures and 70-degree weather made an ideal setting to see what’s possible to bring change to these children’s lives. Their problems melted away as they saddled up, and a sense of purpose, dignity and accomplishment settled in - a liberation [...]
To burn or not to burn? That is the question fire ecologist Paul Hessburg poses to audiences in small towns across the western United States. I photographed him for a Weather Channel feature story, Oregon Megafire Man, in John Day, Oregon. There he spoke about the rise of Mega Fires in the western United States, and what we can do to combat them. Paul [...]
On the 4th of July we celebrate our country (my American friends). Whatever we disagree on, there’s so much that we do agree on. I want a clean roof over my head and to feel safe and secure. I want good food for my family, and steady work to support them. I want my children to be happy and healthy and prosperous, and for all of us to have fun and [...]
Whether it’s morning breakfast, waiting in a lobby for an appointment, or outdoor time for a fresh meal off the grill, may you always have a comfortable seat at the table. As an architectural photographer in Portland, Oregon, work has taken me to locations around the state, and around the world. During location photography assignments, seats are only to be enjoyed with the eyes and a camera. I love specializing in [...]
Not your average executive head shot, but if you knew Ravens, you know they would be the first to claim executive status. Ravens are smart, cunning and mischievous. Their brains are more similar to mammals and primates than to other birds. Flying monkeys is an apt metaphor. Spend enough time with them and their personalities become apparent. From my experience, interactions are distinctly personal. I’m also fascinated by the similarities between portraits I’ve [...]
The architecture of the universe and the architecture of humanity are dazzling together when conditions are right. Not any structure will do for architectural photography under the Milky Way. Your foundation must be set in a dark area of the planet. City dwellers need not apply. To our eyes the Milky Way appears as a thin veil of white arching across the sky. It’s only visible in the Northern Hemisphere from spring to [...]
Savor every moment when your plan for the day is watching a total eclipse. On August 21st, 2017 the moments were short, 2 minutes total if you were in Spray, Oregon. This wasn't a typical editorial photography photo shoot. There was no time for error and advanced preparation paid off. Just before the total eclipse is the first diamond ring, the last piece of sun glistening like a diamond before slipping behind the [...]
Blog by Portland Oregon Editorial Photographer: Adam Bacher From the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C., thank you to all the people who have served our country to keep us safe. Copyright 2015 Adam Bacher. All rights Reserved. Absolutely NO usage without prior authorization.
Blog by Portland Oregon Editorial Photographer: Adam Bacher Total eclipse of the harvest moon seen from under a street light, downtown Portland, Oregon. There's no special photo-shop work on this image, just reflections and glare in the camera lens. The full moon rising nearest the September equinox is a Harvest moon. Being the fourth straight total eclipse of the moon, it's given the name, Blood Moon. Photo taken September 27th, 2015. Copyright 2015 [...]
Blog by Portland Oregon Editorial Photographer: Adam Bacher Labor Day in the United States brings thoughts of editorial photography assignments from Rwanda over the past eight years. Nowhere else have I consistently seen people work so hard. Without the heavy machinery commonplace our society, the people of Rwanda rely on manual labor to get the job done. As a Portland Oregon editorial photographer, watching a high school being constructed by hand was fascinating. [...]
Blog by Portland Oregon Corporate Photographer: Adam Bacher Corporate photography assignments don’t always take place at the office, or on the production floor. Sometimes the sky is the limit and more exotic locations are called for. When CEO Stefan Loble, from Bluff Works, contacted us to photograph his new line of pants, this Portland Oregon corporate photographer headed straight to the mountains to see how their pants would hold up. According to Stefan, [...]
Blog by Portland Oregon Editorial Photographer: Adam Bacher Memorial Day this year takes on extra significance for me having visited Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C., on an editorial photography assignment last month. Spending an afternoon at the cemetery and thinking of many men and women who gave their lives to protect us and our great country was sobering. One area of interest was photographing the changing of the guard ritual [...]
Blog by Portland Oregon Editorial Photographer: Adam Bacher Hiking in Arches National Park, in Moab Utah, I came across a wall of petroglyphs. This one reminded me of the family stickers people put on the back windshields of cars. The next shots are of my daughter - at the moment of her birth 18 years ago, and with her boyfriend after finding out their high school Constitution Team won the state finals and [...]
May the spirit of the holiday season stay with you throughout the new year.
I'm unexpectedly, i.e. have no choice, told to get on the back of a motorcycle on a windswept island off the coast of Haiti. We're in the countryside, three of us on three motos. Mine is the last, all heading west into the setting sun on a dirt path. There are 25 pounds of camera equipment in a backpack, on my back, hanging off the back of the moto. My guy is getting the dirt [...]
Photography has always opened doors I hadn't anticipated going through. One of them was an invitation to attend a Vodou ceremony in Haiti, the night of Halloween. Vodou as well as Catholicism, is practiced by the majority of Haitian people. Vodou in Haiti is a mix of local culture and worship of god and spirits, not like the extreme practices sensationalized in the western media. On this Halloween there was drumming, dancing, drinking and chanting. Like [...]
Tilikum Crossing is Portland, Oregon’s newest bridge. Recently the city conducted lightning tests in preparation for it’s opening in 2015. There was NO Digital Manipulation done on these photos. Changing color lights, rain, low clouds, 4 hours of shooting and a dedicated photographer combined to produce these images. It was an architectural photographer’s dream shoot. Constantly cleaning water off the lens while holding a flashlight and umbrella are prerequisite skills for this type [...]
Spent a delightful afternoon with my daughter, in Seattle last week. After two college visits we changed into shorts, parked the car, and explored. No big camera on this trip, just the one in the cell phone. Highights included: Seattle Space Needle. The new ferris wheel on the waterfront. Views from the ferris wheel of sunset and boats on the water. Blue umbrellas of a sidewalk cafe. The Gum Wall - featuring 2 decades of [...]
Sunsets aren't just for the beach and mountains. Sometimes the magic happens in the city.
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