Willamette River Supermess

This is picture that I shot for the January issue of Oregon Business Magazine on Portland’s Willamette River and the river’s Superfund status. It’s a dirty ‘ol river and I was happy to have been handed the assignment. Art Director Martin Gee said that my being ‘outdoorsy’ had something to do with his decision. I’ve had women end the relationship for the same reason! Pictured here is North Portland’s Schnitzer Steel Yard. This was a fun story to work on that took me to a lot of local places I’d never been. It’s funny how you can learn so much about a place you live when you just take the time to look around slowly and patiently. Fortunately this assignment afforded me the time to be patient.