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Fine Art Landscape Photography Show tonight at Pandora’s Backpack

One half of the Pacific Crest Stock Photography team, Mike Putnam, will be displaying his work at Pandora’s Backpack in Downtown Bend, Oregon tonight, Friday September 4th.  The First Friday Art walks in Central Oregon tend to start at 5PM and quiet down by 9PM.  Pandora’s Backpack is located at 920 NW Bond St, in the St. Clair Building.  Mike has had a running display of his work for several years now at Pandora’s Backpack, which is a Patagonia concept store.  They offer almost a complete line of Patagonia clothing in a beautiful surrounding.

Mike will have lots of his work displayed there and collectors will also get a chance to examine Mike’s hand made cherry wood frames which are utilized on all of the fine art prints that will be displayed At Patagonia tonight.  Below is a picture of one of my framed images ready for sale that will be present at Pandora’s Backpack tonight.

Framed fine art print of Broken Top Mountain with a beautiful wildflower foreground

Framed fine art print of Broken Top Mountain with a beautiful wildflower foreground

the above fine art Photograph of Central Oregon’s Broken Top Mountain can be yours(I’m not selling the photos of my daughter or the wooden elephant!) if you just stop by Pandora’s Backpack tonight between 5pm and 9pm at 920 NW Bond St in wonderful downtown Bend, Oregon.

I’d like to note that Ultrarunner extraordinaire, and Pandora’s Backpack owner, Rod Bien(and his talented staff-Love Ya Mo) has been very accommodating to me during these First Friday Art Walks and it might also be helpful if you stopped in and bought a fleece jacket or a pair of socks.  Stimulate the economy!

For those of you who are photo enthusiasts with a sense of history and an appreciation of craftsmanship, I’ll also have my 4×5 large format camera on display.  It is the exact camera that I used to capture every image that will be on display at the show tonight.  Below is a photo of my camera affectionately know as the “Big Rig”.  It is a Wista 4×5 cherry wood camera with all brass fittings.  It really is art in and of itself!

Photo of Mike's Large Format 4x5 camera that he used to capture the images that will be on display at Pandora's Backpack.

Photo of Mike's Large Format 4x5 camera that he used to capture the images that will be on display at Pandora's Backpack.

There are very few Oregon Landscape Photographers who still use these large format cameras any more.  Please come visit and I’ll tell you why I still use mine.

In addition to fine art photography, there should be some top notch wines available tonight.  Rod Bien, family man, gifted endurance runner, retail guru, and all around great guy is also quite the wine aficionado of fine wines.  I’d expect some world class chardonnays from the Bien cellars to be available tonight.  Yet another reason to visit Pandora’s Backpack tonight for the First Friday Art Walk.

I hope to see you there!

Mike Putnam

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  1. Joshua Bury

    Wish I could have made it. Sounds like it was probably a great night. That is a beautiful camera you have there. Hope you made some good sales!

    Sep 07, 2009 @ 10:59 am


  2. admin

    Hi Josh,
    Thanks for visiting. I hope Jeff Park was great. I know it is an amazing place to spend time even if you don’t get any shots, so I’m sure you’ll have fun. Please do give me a ring the next time you are n Central Oregon. The show went great, I think I’ll get several sales out of it, which is not bad. Let us know when you get back from Jeff Park.
    Regards,
    Mike

    Sep 08, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

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