2014 PDXSquared

70 photographers.  24 hours.  4 square miles of Portland.   

Coordinated by ASMP Oregon, my PDXSQ assignment was a 16 square block radius in SE Portland that included Colonel Summers Park {a great city park if you've never been, as well as a starting point for anyone who wants to capture a healthy representation of Portlandia}.  For much of my time, I kept my focus on portraits, but quickly realized that above getting a nice photo of my fellow humans of Portland, the most meaningful piece of this experience was hearing people's stories...their answers to my questions ranged from mundane to inspired to heartbreaking.  Most in less than 5 minute exchanges. 

I am so grateful for the opportunity this project and my camera afforded me to get up close and personal with complete strangers and with their willingness to share.