Backyard, Bamboo and Douglas Fir, Portland, OR
© Robert Pallesen
— Robert Adams
LOCAL FLORA - PORTLAND, OREGON
The woods of Oregon are a wonderland of overwhelming proportions. The eye, always drawn to the distant snow-capped peaks, sweeps over magnificent verdant blankets that cover the lower hills and spread back in tiers over higher hills and far up the mountainsides. From the heights, the forest far below is an undulating layer of dark green, sparkling with gem-like lakes and silvery streams, which stretches far off into a horizon serrated with the silhouette of distant trees.
—Oregon: End of the Trail (WPA, 1940)
1: Basil, Late Summer, Portland, OR.
2: Smoke Bush, Portland, OR.
3: Grasses, Portland, OR.
4: Houseplant, Portland, OR.
5: Japanese Maple, Autumn, Portland, OR.
6: Weeds along the Columbia River, Portland, OR.
7: Trees along the Columbia, Portland, OR.
8: Branches, Portland, OR.
9: Grasses, Sauvie Island, OR.
10: Tree, Vines and Fence, Portland, OR.
All Images © Robert Pallesen, All Rights Reserved.
* * *
Robert Pallesen is a fine art photographer currently living in Portland, OR. Pallesen’s work investigates the transient nature of the landscape and our relationship with it. His photographs are featured in the Humble Arts Foundation Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography as well as Various Photographs, published by TV books. Pallesen’s work has been exhibited at Pushdot Studios, Newspace Center of Photography, San Francisco Camerawork, The New York Photo Festival, Pierro Gallery and CGR gallery in New York. His work is currently on view at The BlueSky Gallery in Portland as part of the Northwest Drawers program.
Thanks American Guide for publishing my work!