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"If you stay true to aspects of who you are, they will find their tributary. The love will find a form."
Intisar Abioto is the amazing visionary creator and photographer behind The Black Portlanders and so much more. She is a light in this city and the world! 
Sep 12, 2014 / 83 notes

"If you stay true to aspects of who you are, they will find their tributary. The love will find a form."

Intisar Abioto is the amazing visionary creator and photographer behind The Black Portlanders and so much more. She is a light in this city and the world! 

Udeline (visiting from France)
8/31/2014
Sep 8, 2014 / 123 notes

Udeline (visiting from France)

8/31/2014

At a gas station in Odell, OR.
Sep 4, 2014 / 71 notes

At a gas station in Odell, OR.

So I found this guy walking around downtown this weekend…-I did a double take and then my logical side kicked in and I went and chatted with the man who has made an entire movie about the bizarre experience it is to be an Obama look-alike.
Sep 3, 2014 / 325 notes

So I found this guy walking around downtown this weekend…

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I did a double take and then my logical side kicked in and I went and chatted with the man who has made an entire movie about the bizarre experience it is to be an Obama look-alike.

Aug 30, 2014 / 347 notes

He was drumming on an instrument in his car when I asked if I could talk with him. “Sure. Do you mind if I finish working out this beat first?” He tapped rhythmically with concentration. Then he looked up and smiled. “I just got this. I ordered it from Brazil. It’s called a Pandeiro.” 
"How is it different than a tambourine?" 
"The way you play it. Samba." He played for me again, then let me try it. 
"Is this what you do? Are you a drummer?" 
"Yeah. I play in a band called Pink Martini."
2/4/2014

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I just learned of the death of Derek Rieth, percussionist for the Portland band, Pink Martini. 

I met Derek through Humans of Portland back in February. (http://on.fb.me/XZYMbJ
The news of his tragic passing reminded me that I had unpublished photos from when we met. In memory of Derek, I wanted to publish them today.

Derek Rieth 
1971 - 2014

Seen on Alberta St. 
Aug 29, 2014 / 170 notes

Seen on Alberta St. 

"What was the happiest moment of your life?" "I have cancer and the chemo has probably made me infertile. Before the chemo, I went through a fertility preservation treatment process to freeze my eggs for later. I cried tears of joy when I found out they harvested more of my eggs than we had expected.” "How is your treatment going?" "I’ll find out tomorrow. I recently had a stem cell transplant and I’m going in for a scan to see how that went."
Aug 25, 2014 / 472 notes

"What was the happiest moment of your life?" 
"I have cancer and the chemo has probably made me infertile. Before the chemo, I went through a fertility preservation treatment process to freeze my eggs for later. I cried tears of joy when I found out they harvested more of my eggs than we had expected.” 
"How is your treatment going?" 
"I’ll find out tomorrow. I recently had a stem cell transplant and I’m going in for a scan to see how that went."

"Her name is Lost n Found. She came to my friend at a Motel 6 one night and just started eating with these other dogs and then we started hitchhiking with her and I just loved her from the first time I saw her. My friend just gave her to me yesterday."
4/28/14
Aug 24, 2014 / 342 notes

"Her name is Lost n Found. She came to my friend at a Motel 6 one night and just started eating with these other dogs and then we started hitchhiking with her and I just loved her from the first time I saw her. My friend just gave her to me yesterday."

4/28/14