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Ravens Larger Than Life –  Mural Print Exhibit and Artist Reception

Larger Than Life - Mural Exhibit January 15th to March 5th Pro Photo Supply, 1112 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209.  Mon-Fri, 9:00am to 6:00pm,  Sat, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Come in from the cold and experience a larger than life mural print exhibit of ravens in the wild. Often close enough to feel air rushing through muscular wings, the 30 mural size prints in this exhibit reflect a raw intimacy between photographer [...]

By |2019-02-05T13:21:18-07:00January 6th, 2019|ravens, wildlife|0 Comments

Dancing Under a Haunted Sky

This month Oregon Humanities choose one of my Architecture of the Universe photographs for the cover of their quarterly magazine. The image is a confluence of my love for photography, nature and physics. The dance is my creative process at its best - where attention, imagination and planning met for a night under the stars two summers ago. All images and content Copyright 2019 Adam Bacher.  Absolutely no usage without prior consent. [...]

Rites of Passage

A ritual of change is the hallmark of a rite of passage, as we transition from one stage of life to another.  Being born is the first rite of passage for all of us, and big one for the new parents too. When my first daughter was born, I was so overwhelmed with emotion I couldn’t hold the camera to take a photo. When my second was born I was better prepared. [...]

By |2019-01-07T22:23:00-07:00December 17th, 2018|editorial photography, education|0 Comments

All Hands Raised

Raise your hands if you believe in excellence in education.  Portland based non-profit, All Hands Raised does too. For 25 years they’ve been operating under the core value that all children can be successful, and thrive as valuable contributors to our communities. “Education, Equity and Excellence from Cradle to Career,” is their mission. All images and content Copyright 2019 Adam Bacher.  Absolutely no usage [...]

By |2019-01-08T00:23:07-07:00October 21st, 2018|editorial photography, education|0 Comments

Monuments on the National Mall – Washington DC

Passions run deep on all sides of the political spectrum.  And a hallmark of our country is the ability to freely express them.  No politics here.  Just a passion for beauty and a desire to share.  Behold the Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument and the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial. Enjoy! All images and content Copyright 2019 Adam Bacher.  Absolutely no usage without prior consent. As [...]

A Ride to Remember – Hope Equestrian

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 [...]

Burn Baby Burn – The Rise of Mega Fires

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 [...]

Yours, Mine, Our Country – Happy 4th of July!

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 [...]

A Seat at the Table

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 [...]

Some Head Shots are for the Birds

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 [...]

By |2018-02-02T13:51:50-07:00January 29th, 2018|editorial photography, nature, wilderness, wildlife|0 Comments

The Architecture of the Universe

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 [...]

Even on the Darkest Days, the Light Always Shines Through – Total Eclipse

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 [...]

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

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 [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:50-07:00September 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reflections on Labor Day – Building a School in Rwanda

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. [...]

Uncommon Locations – Adventures in Corporate Photography

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, [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:51-07:00July 24th, 2015|corporate photographer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Honoring Our Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C.

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 [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:51-07:00May 25th, 2015|editorial photography|0 Comments

Families Then and Now

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 [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:51-07:00January 21st, 2015|editorial photography|0 Comments

Sheep at Sunset – Adventures in Photography

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 [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:51-07:00November 11th, 2014|caribbean coast, editorial photography, haiti|0 Comments