Artless. Mostly Wordless.

Pictures Only.

No Approval Required.

Photography is a real-time adventure for me. I work on what I want, when I want to.  We live in a world where you can do that now. Come to think of it, that world has always been with us, but industrial puritans convinced people that toil was an "improvement".

Travailler moins, produire plus.

Full-time business is unnecessary and unwanted. Serendipity and idle demand-pull craft is my model now. Slow art, yo. But you're always welcome to drop-in and say hello.

When I create substantive images for people, I work independently in Portland, OR Metro or The Northwest for private clients and small business.

The main focus of my work is environmental portraiture, candid moments, and anything that my intuition notices. Film, sometimes crossed with digital process, is now my preferred medium.

Suburban Homesteader

Love to travel, when possible. But always happy to work on our developing suburban homestead. I garden, sharpen digital tools, and find myself active enough in family or community life. We help authors of speculative fiction develop their stories. Our dog keeps us entertained, too.


Respectfully, I do not enter contests, accept awards, or join associations and social media networks, with one exception. Most of this activity is too busy, for the sake of looking busy. On occasion, I will show in our local area or talk imagery over a long lunch.

Paul Ottaviano Portrait Shoot

"He made the whole shoot fun with lighting, coaching, music. I felt very comfortable as he helped me to relax and have fun, all the while keeping a pulse point on all the other aspects of the photo shoot at the same time."

Judith Shortt, Phoenix Group Real Estate. Hillsboro, OR. 

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