Douglas Bienert Photography
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"He was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty
but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it."



 

Photo Place Gallery Submission for Portraiture: Expression and Gesture

December 01, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Portraiture Expression and GesturePortraiture Expression and Gesture


Reichenbach Falls at Multnomah Falls

May 09, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

A couple of months ago my friend Dillon read about an event held by The Blue Carbuncle Society.  This group gathers every year at Multnomah Falls, dressed in Victorian mourning attire, in memory of the fateful fight to the death at Reichenbach Falls between Moriarty and Holmes.

When your friends already own bowler hats, Victorian hairwork, and vintage trousers, vests, jackets, and capes... the decision was elemental,  just slip into the crowd!  It turned out to be one of the warmest day of the year and everyone seemed to want to be at the Falls.  We managed to find a spot on the side of the road and make it to the gathering spot before the bagpipes began to bellow and the procession started to move.

After the ceremony I took the time to break out my old 4x5 field camera.  My friend Alister referred to it as "Instagram for Anglo-Catholics."  Which reminds me to ask: "Is there a gathering anywhere near Portland, Oregon which commemorates Thomas A'Becket?" To borrow words from Queen Marie of Romania before her coronation "'I want nothing modern... Let mine be all medieval!"
 

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Recent Submissions

May 02, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

I recently submitted the following two collections to the open call for a group show at NEWSPACE Centre for Photography here in Portland, Oregon.  If any of my images are selected they will be shown in July.  Two years ago three of my photographs were selected.  I will know by the end of May if my work will be included.  Stay tuned for updates.  I also included these and a few others to SHOTS magazine for their open call for submissions.

Memento Mori

 

 

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Before The Pearl and North Portland renewal

March 05, 2013  •  1 Comment
A couple images I found today.  The first two are before it was "The Pearl"
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The following two are on North Killingworth before it was cleaned up.
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Telephone Exchange Loft and The Jockey Club.  The Jockey Club is now gone.
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The Jockey Club.  The Jockey Club is now gone.
 
 

 


Sorting through older work yet unprinted.

March 02, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Some "new" images found while archiving old work.

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Near the Portland Art Museum.
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Pearl District. Portland, Oregon.
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Pearl District. Portland, Oregon.
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Downtown Portland, Oregon.
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House. Northwest Portland, Oregon


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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