Columbia River Project

June 15th, 2017

I’m just back from a week in British Columbia, where I was working on my Columbia River project, aka “The Great River of the West”. I traveled to remote areas of the upper Columbia, including the almost impossible to access Kinbasket Lake. Now I’m working on processing the over forty sheets of 8 x 10 film, but look for new images soon. Meanwhile here’s a teaser, as posted on instagram

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Spring Break Road Trip

April 20th, 2017

Travel Oregon has published my account of our family RV trip down the southern Oregon coast from last year’s Spring Break. Here’s the link:

http://traveloregon.com/trip-ideas/itineraries/spring-break-rv-ing-on-the-south-coast/

 

I’ve added some of the highlight photos to a new “Short Story” here: http://mcclaran.com/portfolio/road-trip-on-the-oregon-coast/

 

And here’s a few outtakes:

Desperate attempt to start a campfire in a rain storm, Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon Coast
Desperate attempt to start a campfire in a rain storm, Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon Coast

 

Desperate attempt to start a campfire in a rain storm, Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon Coast
But it just kept raining harder and harder…..
Desperate attempt to start a campfire in a rain storm, Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon Coast
Not going to work…….

 

Rainy nights are good for card games and craft beer.
Rainy nights are good for card games and craft beer.

 

Family selfie.
Family selfie.

 

Weed

April 19th, 2017

I had the pleasure to photograph Jesce Horton, owner of Panacea Valley Gardens and founder of the Minority Cannabis Business Association for Yahoo News. Link Here:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/african-american-families-hit-hard-war-drugs-pot-comes-shadows-slowly-092711075.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

Jesce Horton is the owner of Panacea Valley Gardens, a cultivation center and boutique edibles line serving cannabis patients in Portland, OR. He is also the cofounder of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, a non-profit organization focused on increasing diversity in the cannabis industry through educational programs on economic empowerment, social justice and patient awareness...
Jesce Horton is the owner of Panacea Valley Gardens, a cultivation center and boutique edibles line serving cannabis patients in Portland, OR. He is also the cofounder of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, a non-profit organization focused on increasing diversity in the cannabis industry through educational programs on economic empowerment, social justice and patient awareness…

Artist Marie Watt for American Craft Magazine

March 22nd, 2017

New work, a profile of the amazing Marie Watt

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Recent Happenings

February 15th, 2017

I’ve been neglectful in writing, being caught up in the drama of current events as well as the day to day minutia that fills so much of our lives. However it’s been a busy and fulfilling last few months. Here are a few highlights:

In early December, a selection of work from my Columbia River project was included in the group exhibit “Currents” at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, sponsored by the New Orleans Photo Alliance, as part of the annual PhotoNOLA festival of photography. The exhibit was curated by Kevin Miller, Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography.

Also at the Ogden, my photograph “Cotton Gin, Helena Arkansas, 2000” has been included in the exhibit “A Place and Time, Part II” featuring selections from the permanent collection. I’m incredibly honored that curator Richard McCabe selected my work for this exhibit. Read more about the exhibit here and if you happen to be New Orleans, be sure to visit the Ogden. It’s a beautiful space with a first rate collection.

I’ve written before about the traveling exhibit “Speaking Volumes, Transforming Hate” which includes my “Timothy McVeigh” portrait and accompanying materials. The exhibit remains on tour Nationwide and is currently installed at the Ft Collins Museum of Art, in Ft Collins, Colorado. Here’s a nice review of the show: http://www.reporterherald.com/loveland-arts-entertainment/ci_30719622/artists-transform-hate-into-volumes-fort-collins-exhibit