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    Up here in rainy Portland Oregon.

    I guess I'll introduce myself though I have been imposing my 2cents worth quite a bit already. I just subscribed today. I wasn't going to because I did the math and figured that if everybody subscribed the owner would be getting paid way too much money, so some people have to free load. But I have come to be interested in several people that hang out here and I wanted to look at their photos and you have to pay to do that.

    I studied photography in a couple of California schools back in the 1970s and haven't done anything but photography since, which is basically my whole responsible adult life.

    I moved up to Portland in 1979 and took a short term job as a color printer then went to work in a commercial studio doing table top stuff for about 10 years after which I went to work on my own in my own studio and tried to convert my self to art photography while supporting myself with commercial work and custom lab work.

    I am pretty much still in that phase though now I live with a woman in a long term relationship and I have a killer dark room in the basement and only go to the studio when I need to.

    My interests/obsessions now are Rolleiflex talk and darkroom talk. My most serious work is LF in pt/pd though I am not really interested in talking about that stuff as I figure even though I have done it for 25 years I am still not an expert. It masters me more than I it. I love getting out and shooting with the Rollei and making little silver prints but I don't create much of a stir with that kind of work. Just another one of the millions of photographers adding prints to the unending mountain of prints in the world.

    I wonder a lot why I hang out in APUG rather than doing some creative work but my communication obsession needs more feeding than I can get from my busy friends and my spouse isn't a visual artist. She is a dancer.

    Anyway that is me.
    Dennis Purdy
    my web site is just a bunch of portraits and wedding stuff. Not very interesting
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    Welcome, Dennis...

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    Welcome Dennis, form across the way in western Massachusetts.

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    Welcome to APUG, Dennis (from a wee bit more than halfway to Gene & Suzanne)!

    Oregon is a place I've longed to visit! Glad you decided to subscribe (trust me... Sean does not get paid nearly enough).
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    Dennis,

    Welcome from balmy Seattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWGirl View Post
    Welcome to APUG, Dennis (from a wee bit more than halfway to Gene & Suzanne)!

    Oregon is a place I've longed to visit! Glad you decided to subscribe (trust me... Sean does not get paid nearly enough).
    That bit about his earnings was supposed to be just a little joke. I hope it doesn't get taken wrong.

    thanks Dennis

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    Noticing now the membership rating, mine being "subscriber", I notice that Suzzane, papagene and BWGirl all are "council". What does that mean. I can't find info on it anywhere.
    Dennis

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    From another wind blown and wet photographer

    Welcome Dennis.
    Where did you work at? I was with Wy'east color for some time from 1996 to 2002.
    If you wish to me other Portland photographers. Check out Portland Photographers Forum. We're a great group of people.

    R
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    Hi Robert, I worked at Dahlstrom photography throughout the 80s doing sunday paper type ads and catalog work for all the usual people and a bunch of computer clients as well. 1990 through 97 or so I had a studio down in the Pearl district. I got priced out of that neighborhood and put my darkroom in the house and work out of a studio inner N Portland. I have been thinking of checking out the PPF and maybe I should. I just came in from checking out the Michael Kenna exhibit. Stunning prints. 8th and Davis next door to Blue Sky.
    Dennis

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    A Welcome from Copenhagen.... Dennis.
    Just got a Rolleiflex made in the beginning af the 1950'th.....
    And do not knew much about it, but it take fine pictures.....

    niels-erik

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