These 1974 (or ’75) photos represent a major sentimental journey in terms of my photography career. I was in Pullman, a senior with an opening in my schedule, so I signed up for a photography course. I borrowed my friend Keith Thurman’s 35 mm camera and on this occasion, headed for an amateur hockey game in Spokane. My friends, Brad Walterskirchen and Tom Harris, played for a Spokane team and made the trip routinely. Tough to shoot action from the cheap seats with a fixed lens, but the guys were happy to have these images from their brief “careers.” Limited Pullman experience came in handy when I ended up working for Wallie Funk at the Whidbey News-Times in Oak Harbor on my first job out of college. Probably spent half of my time for the first six months in the darkroom.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
Photos are available for use as prints and online use. Please contact me for pricing.
$12 for 5 X 7 inch archival print, mailing included.