Posts Tagged ‘photographer’

The Hills of San Juan Island

The Hills of San Juan Island

June 18, 2012. Above South Beach, San Juan Island, Washington June 18, 2012. South Beach, San Juan Island, Washington I shut the door of the van, turned and started running up a gradual hill. For just a split second, I thought I was in the rolling hills of northern Nebraska. But then the smell of […]


The Pace Setters

April 20, 2012. Tryon Creek State Park People ask: How far did you run? What was your pace? What was the elevation gain? How many calories did you burn? My answers are vague. I don’t know. I certainly can guess at some of this data, but mostly, I’m just happy to be out on the […]


A Butte to Remember

April 8, 2012. Powell Butte After leaving the single track trail that winds through the forest of cedars and firs, you pop out into a giant meadow where I’ve seen coyotes play and hawks snag meals. It’s one of my favorite runs. As you approach the summit of Powell Butte (614 feet) you will pass […]


Looking down. Looking up.

April 3, 2012. Wildwood Trail. Forest Park I won Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band’s record ‘Against the Wind’ when I was in grade school by telling a joke on the radio. It went something like this: How is walking on ice like playing music? If you don’t see sharp, you’ll be flat. Get […]


Chuck Palahniuk

I first photographed Chuck Palahniuk a decade ago as the Fight Club frenzy simmered and enthusiasm for his new book Choke swelled. He was hanging out in the aisle at Powell’s signing random copies of his own books. With more than a dozen books to his name now, he has a huge following. Just before […]


En Garde

In sport, there is almost always a need for force. Sometimes it is brute force, sometimes more subtle. I had an assignment a while back to photograph a small fencing tournament at Reed College here in Portland. It was a quiet affair, an annual event to honor an alumnus. The students were stopped by the […]


Golf Adventure in Oregon

Pacific Dunes near Bandon, Oregon OGA Golf Course near Aurora, Oregon A friend called the other day and announced he’d hit a hole-in-one that morning. It reminded me that several years ago, I had an assignment to photograph a gentleman who’d hit that once-in-a-lifetime shot. I made a portrait and moved along to my next […]


The Heart

I was fine until I got about two blocks from the hospital. Suddenly I realized I needed to pull over and think. The slicing open of a man’s chest. The removal of a vein from his leg. The heart beating slowly. Very slowly. It wasn’t the first time I’d photographed open heart surgery. But there’s […]


PDXCROSS is bound for Bend

© Tim LaBarge 2009 It’s been a long, exciting and frustrating season. Long: What I think of being an eight weekend series has somehow turned into more than three months of races. It starts with the dust and sweat and the lingering heat of Summer and ends this weekend with snow and single digit temperatures […]


Pickathon: Sixteen days in two minutes

Well it took more than sixteen days to make the pictures come together and another week of hoping the guys in Blitzen Trapper would give me the green light to use their snappy, little tune “Saturday Night.” But here it is, the time lapse project from Pickathon 2009. A big thanks to Jef Hinkle and […]


Two wheeling

It all depends on where you live, I suppose, but the bicycle seems to come and go depending on your age. Growing up, the Schwinn Stingray was how I got around. It’s how I got to my buddy’s house, it’s how we got to the drug store to buy Tootsie Rolls and Charlie’s Angels cards. […]


No Time Like the Present

A couple of days after seeing Jason Webley open for the Avett Brothers, I knew I was in trouble. The spring air was filled with jigs, reels and slow airs being blasted at top volume. I was paying closer attention to the Felice Brothers’ and Tin Hat Trio albums. And the point of no return, […]


On being three

Leo told us the other day, “I just want to stay three forever.” Life is good when you’re three. Pretty much you play a lot, eat a lot and then fall asleep about halfway through the second book. The kindness, innocence and curiosity of a three-year-old makes me smile daily. This week Leo gave me […]


Thanks, Mule Lady

Yes, I’ve done a little bit of work lately. Yes, the boys are well. Yes, life is moving right along. The problem seems to be the only thing I’ve really enjoyed photographing and participating in is cyclocross. So now I risk being like every other guy with a blog who goes on and on about […]


On your mark…

© Tim LaBarge 2008 Cyclocross season is still a few weeks away here in the Pacific Northwest, but judging from the look in Leo’s eyes, he’s ready to hear the race director say “Go!”. This past weekend was the first in a series of races out at Kruger’s Farm on Sauvie Island. No barriers, no […]


Post Pickathon Post

© Tim LaBarge 2008 I’m not sure I can say there was one moment or one set of music that made Pickathon memorable this year. It’s more about the many moments, the many slices of time that seem to make the whole weekend melt into a fog of pleasure. It rained off and on Friday […]


Stair steps

© Tim LaBarge 2006 I saw a post on digital railroad that a magazine was looking for photos of the Grand Canyon. So I threw together a gallery from a 2006 trip with hope they’d pick one up. This picture of Leo made me laugh. I’m generally opposed to the “here’s me in front of […]


Time in a box

© Tim LaBarge 2008 In September, my folks brought me a box of slides and asked if I would scan them so digital copies exist. I waited, of course, until yesterday. With a little editing help from Leo (“That’s a funny one, papa”) I decided to get started. The images that pop up on the […]


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 […]


Found

© 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 […]


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 […]


Recently wed

Rob and I shot our first wedding of the year a couple of weeks ago. It’s always wonderful to spend a day with folks, but even more thrilling to spend their wedding day with them. Thanks Tiff and Josh…and congratulations. And thanks to Heidi for piecing together such a nice looking party. More of our […]


One more time…

Indeed another year has passed. Or maybe it’s just that another one’s begun. I’m not sure what birthdays are supposed to mark. Just like Christmas, my birthday took on a new level of fun and entertainment because of our silly little two year old. He came running in from errands with sara, stopped in front […]