#400 - Rural Disobedience

Sometimes the most mundane things find a way to say so much with so little.

Mia Allen, down for the count!

No, I’m kidding. She’s fine. But the sun was pretty intense and the grass was not very soft that day; so she pulled of a pretty smooth pose, considering!

Down by the Dead End

No all who wander are lost, but getting lost in this amazing part of eastern Oregon really isn’t half bad.

A Cara Mia Sunset

Hey it’s throwback WEEK over here while I continue to sift through some great old images. This is an older shot of model Cara Mia, shot near the Mississippi neighborhood (Portland, OR) back in 2010. She’s got a bit more ink these days and is still doing tons of great modeling, I understand. Once I get a grip on this workflow of mine, I look forward to doing more casual, fun work like this shoot.

17. July 2014 · Comments Off on New Coca Cola sign no more · Categories: blog · Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
New Coca Cola sign no more

This crusty old metal Coca-Cola sign was something I found laying in the dust of East Las Vegas. There’s a little paint still hanging on, but for the most part it’s camouflaged against the desert floor.

©2014KennethBenjaminReedThe River Queen was moored along the banks of the Willamette river in downtown Portland for decades. She’s now moored on the Columbia, in a ghostly sort of way. More information at evergreenfleet.com:

Radio call letters: WH6754
Built: San Francisco, CA, 1922.
Length: 216′ 7″
Beam: 63′ 8″
Draft: 12′
Speed: 13 knots
Horsepower: 1200
Propulsion: Steam
Autos: 55  Passengers: 468  Gross Tonnage: 919
Name Translation: Shasta is taken from the mountain of the same name in northern California.
This is actually four images stitched together; a larger version is available at www.flickr.com/photos/youloveben.
10. February 2014 · Comments Off on #490 – Green Machine · Categories: blog · Tags: , , , , , ,
#490 - Green Machine

This old tractor was found in the woods near Highway 26, with a small forest of young trees growing up all around (and through) it. It’s kind of amazing how well the green paint has stood the test of time, considering how old this thing is!