Author: joekline

Daily

Over the years, I’ve done several “photo a day” projects. For me, these images mostly act as a journal of sorts, to document daily life, and also as a challenge to make more photographs beyond work assignments. I restarted this daily practice at the beginning […]

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Cancelled

Daily life around the world has been vastly altered these past few months due to the growing pandemic. We’ve been told to stay home, work from home, and socially distance ourselves from others. Events and gatherings of all sizes are either cancelled or rescheduled in […]

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Costumed Cross 18

The Cyclocross Crusade Halloween races in Bend are a staple of the annual series. It’s been a few years since I last photographed this colorful, wacky event, so I was eager to revisit it and look for some different shots than I’ve come back with […]

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Althea and Dustin

Central Oregon has an abundance of idyllic venues for hosting a wedding. Rock Springs Ranch in Bend certainly fits that list and provided the perfect background for Althea and Dustin’s big day this summer. As former coworkers, I’ve known Althea and Dustin for years and […]

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Beer Yoga

While beer generally pairs well with most things in life, I was skeptical how it would go with something requiring balance and flexibility like yoga. Nevertheless, I was excited to photograph Bend Beer Yoga for 1859 Magazine, and see what happens when you mix drinking […]

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Climb On

From the first time I strapped on a harness, squeezed into some tight, uncomfortable shoes, chalked up my hands, and nervously ascended a terrifyingly-high rock wall, climbing has made me feel more alive. There’s beauty in the challenging physical movement and body positions, combined with […]

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Rubbish Renewed Portraits

One of my goals this year is to experiment with different lighting setups and to make more portraits. I feel like for a while now I’ve been using the same basic umbrella or softbox as a main light with the occasional second light thrown in […]

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2017

My annual recap of the year’s highlights in photographs was a daunting task for 2017. The sheer number of photos – folder after folder on my computer – reminded me that, while I made a lot of pictures, I didn’t post or share many of […]

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Meg and Robby

Guests from all corners of the country converged in Bend on a radiant July day to celebrate the marriage of Meg and Robby. After some early bow-tying challenges, the lovely couple met at Miller’s Landing Park for a riverside ceremony, featuring some of the most […]

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Sheila and Scot

Even the typical spring weather in Central Oregon – featuring chilly winds, the threat of rain, a few snowflakes, and some fleeting sunshine – couldn’t put a damper on the day for Sheila and Scot, two truly amazing people I had the honor of photographing […]

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2016

From the frosty winter landscapes of Harney County in the east, to the peak of a central Cascades volcano, I covered a lot of ground in 2016. Some of the scenes, moments, people, and places I encountered along the way:

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Hop Harvest

I paid an early morning visit to Cascade Hop Farm recently to catch some of the seasonal haul of hops. While Central Oregon doesn’t have the ideal climate and conditions to make growing hops more prevalent, it certainly has the appetite for craft beer. Now […]

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