Saturday, September 17, 2011

Jubilation


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Celebrating the Timbers third goal over the New England Revolution. One last home game before concluding our debut season in MLS.

NOTE: Colors are not toned perfectly yet, as I am in the midst of 11 projects, but I wanted to get this up Now.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Idiot Trod


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Combining beer, running (correction, walking, sometimes crawling) and costumes, the Urban Iditrod is yet another example of Portland's finest.
One passerby kindly inquired, "it's not a gay thing is it?"
Here's my partner in crime's vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHf3_Ulvi1k&feature=autofb

Friday, January 22, 2010

Funk.


©Nicole Barker

Goodfoot, Southeast, Portland, Oregon, USA

Friday, December 11, 2009

Let 'er Buck!


The Pendleton Round-Up turns 100 and I get published in a book. So that's cool. It's mostly American Indian and cowboy artifacts that I photographed at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute and the Round Up Hall of Fame. But there's also action shots of mine from the '07 rodeo.
http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9780882407739-0

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Grunge is back


©Nicole Barker/US Outdoor

Quick, last minute shoot to advertise our custom "snow water land" logo embroidered flannels at the shop.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Breathe* Taking

If you've never understood what I see in journalism, watch at least a couple of these:
http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/1-in-8-million/index.html

Proof that new media can tell timeless stories.

* No thanks to everyone who read this headline and didn't point out that I originally typed "breath" instead of "breathe."

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Abbotsford, British Columbia


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Sikh festival. More soon.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Q: So Niki, what do you do at your day job?


A: I'm glad you asked; Many very important pictures.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Downtown Denver


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©Nicole Barker


©Nicole Barker

Notice the sky in the first compared with the subsequent photos; This was within 45 minutes of one another.
I was generally unmoved by domestic metro architectural photography, until I realized it's Portland itself that doesn't yet inspire me.
(Yes, I know - sin of all sins for me to critisize your prized city).
My complains are two fold: 1) I'm already bored of the incessantly diffused light and blown out skies, and, 2) The architecture is bland - despite the significance of the painfully unattractive Portland Building.
Clearly the problem lies within, and I am not so unreasonable as to blame an entire city for my lack of inspiration. But post-storm Denver affirmed my mounting suspicion that downtown Portland is aesthitically bland.
Prove me wrong?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

BLEAT.


©Nicole Barker
Found this opp while scouting portrait locations for Tyler and Michelle's upcoming farm wedding. Speaking of - looking for contract assistants in the Willamette Valley and metro areas.
First post since moving back stateside. Been a bit preoccupied with my new job shooting for http://www.usoutdoorstore.com/
Additional NZ images to ensue, as well as my take on Stumptown.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

"Lest We Forget"











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ANZAC day in Arrowtown, NZ.

Friday, April 10, 2009

A girl and her chooks


©Nicole Barker
Kiwis, such as young Stella here, call chickens "chooks".

Only in dreams


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Monday, April 6, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Back to Black


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Sacred island tree in Golden Bay.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Big Bowls Fan


©Nicole Barker
This bloke was quite intent on watching the old hens compete in a riveting match of bowls at the Government Gardens in Rotorua.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

... Go All Blacks!


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http://www.allblacks.com/

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cat of Lancashire


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One of my NZ besties

Monday, January 12, 2009

Buzz cut


©Nicole Barker
It's sheep shearing season here at Tiahronga. They look pathetic after the deed.
Farm life has been great and all, but I miss photojournalism so much. Time to dig back into it!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Hit me with music


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From a piano that I'm getting to know.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Kekes by Heli


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I live here.
PS - this Web page was not designed by Erik Hidle, but by yours truly. Nice try though.

Sunday, November 30, 2008