Archive for April, 2008

Transition into real spring

© Tim LaBarge 2008 I was on my way back from an assignment in Hood River the other day when I entered, then emerged, from one of those crazy spring storms that packs rain, snow, ice and winds. And while there will always be more rain, there’s a warm and hopeful feeling in the air […]


© Tim LaBarge 2007 Spring is here…and that means free stuff. Plenty of talk about stuff these days. My cousin sent me this link on Earth Day. Rob Finch worked on a great story about old stuff a few weeks ago. As soon as this winter weather goes away, folks will be tossing items out […]

Avetts in Portland

Scott and Seth Avett brought their raucous, rocking, folky chaos to the Crystal Ballroom on this past Thursday. Jessica Lea Mayfield opened. It’ll be nice to see her in a cool little room like the barn at this year’s Pickathon. She has an amazing voice. Two years ago at Pickathon, the Avett Brothers surprised the […]

Jack’s turn to reflect…

© Tim LaBarge 2008 The boys and I beat the crowd and slid up to the zoo on Friday morning. By crowd, I mean the thousands that turned out Saturday and Sunday for Packy the elephant’s 46th birthday. I actually had no idea all this was happening. We really only wanted to check out the […]

Riding the rails

© Tim LaBarge 2008 I’m not sure what it is about the train that can lure two-year-olds in and not release them until they’re five or six. With Thomas the Tank and his buddies scattered throughout the house, real engines rumbling by ten blocks from our house and the discovery of a movie called “Ridin’ […]

Aching for a run

© Tim LaBarge 2001 My sister Elise called to tell me she’d just picked up her number and shirt for this weekend’s half-marathon in St. Louis. She told me she planned to run by herself and enjoy the scene. Last year, I did the marathon…she did the half. We were hanging out, stretching before the […]

First in line

This guy must have known what was coming… Hopworks Urban Brewery opened last week. There might have been more bikes than cars in the parking area. One more reason to love Portland. I keep meaning to post a slide show of the progression of that project. It was fun to follow. In the mean time, […]

Studio session

I had the pleasure of photographing blues man Lloyd Jones, pianist Janice Scroggins and drummer Carlton Jackson the other night at Mississippi Studios…Great little set in a cool little venue. © Tim LaBarge 2008