Morning Laundry, Fossil, Oregon, 2010
platinum print from pinhole camera
|Corvallis photographer Rich Bergeman's portfolios of historic, if less-visited, places in the Northwest are at once beautiful, evocative and haunting. "A native of Ohio and an Oregonian since 1976, I discovered what photography was really about the first time I looked through the ground glass on an old 4x5 press camera in 1985, and ever since I've enjoyed a romance with the iconic, the serene, and the patina of things past their prime . . . These days I photograph with digital cameras, including one converted to record infrared light, and also play with a pinhole camera made from a cigar box and a 5x7 film back."