Photography can be viewed at Morse Coffee Company’s rotating art gallery through June.


Twenty-one pieces of photography are hanging on the walls inside the recently opened Morse Coffee Company on First Street in Lake Oswego.

The specialty coffee shop showcases an art gallery, rotating local artists’ work once a month. Now through the month of June, the city of Lake Oswego’s 2020 photo contest winners will be on display.

Local photographers — amateur or professional — submitted images to the 2020 photo contest last September in any of the seven categories: “Life in Lake Oswego,” “Places in Lake Oswego,” “Plants and Wildlife in Lake Oswego,” “Pets in Lake Oswego,” “Digitally Altered Photographic Images,” Youth” and “New Days, New Ways.”

Photos were judged on quality, creativity and how well the image portrayed Lake Oswego. There was a first, second and third place winner in each category. More than 300 people submitted

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When/how did you get into photography?

I’ve had cameras and taken photos since I was a child, but not much thought went into it. It was point, snap, and hope.

I began taking photography seriously when I returned to school in 1995. I minored in art with an emphasis on photography. I worked mostly with black and white and developed my own prints. After school, other interests took over.

In 2016, I picked it up again. I wanted something my youngest son and I could do together. He was having a rough time then, so I got him a Nikon. We explored new locations in Virginia and in North Carolina and took thousands of photos. He lost interest after a year, but I kept going.

 

Where are you from and what brought you to Page?

I was born in California but lived most of my adult life in Virginia.

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