Terry Toedtemeier RIP

January 5th, 2009

The photography community has lost a great champion and a great artist. Outside of Portland his name was not well known but the impact Terry Toedtemeier had was illustrated by the size of the crowd that came to pay their respects at his memorial service yesterday.
I knew Terry only casually, through mutual friends yet during our conversations I came to know him as a sweet gentle man, always with a twinkle in his eye, always with a mischievous grin, a person I always wished to get too know better. So as I listened to the stories those closest to him shared I couldn’t help but feel an even greater sense of loss.