The photographs of N.P. Thompson

Portland

Image

invention of a lover’s dream

invention of a lover's dream


Image

only what became of you, dear?

only what became of you, dear


discover me


verdant spring


the church


China design lanterns

“And then this element in which we habitually move … this sunshine, here’s another thing … The chance fashion in which its rays fall, the way it moves, infiltrates … becomes part of the earth’s fabric—who will ever paint that? Who will ever tell that story? The physical history of the earth, its psychology … Perhaps the earth’s diffused morality represents the effort it’s making to return to its solar origin. Therein lies its idea of God, its feeling, its dream of God. Everywhere a ray is knocking on some dark door … “

— Cézanne


recurring nightmare


the savage cruelty of the Oniskos

“As they rode up to the door, a man came out, bare-headed, and they saw to their surprise that he was not a Mexican, but an American, of a very unprepossessing type. He spoke to them in some drawling dialect they could scarcely understand and asked if they wanted to stay the night. During the few words they exchanged with him Father Latour felt a growing reluctance to remain even for a few hours under the roof of this ugly, evil-looking fellow. He was tall, gaunt and ill-formed, with a snake-like neck, terminating in a small, bony head. Under his close-clipped hair this repellent head showed a number of thick ridges, as if the skull joinings were overgrown by layers of superfluous bone. With its small, rudimentary ears, this head had a positively malignant look. The man seemed not more than half human, but he was the only householder on the lonely road to Mora.”

– Willa Cather, describing the murderer Buck Scales in Death Comes for the Archbishop.


spinning wheel


elevator after the rain


crossed


spanning


carefully orchestrated escapes


Hawthorne Bridge


Unmade in Oregon

Unmade in Oregon


across the river/autumn reflection

autumn reflection


being here before

being here before


Broadway Bridge

Broadway Bridge


glass elevator/autumn leaves

glass elevator autumn leaves


untitled Steel Bridge piece

untitled Steel Bridge piece


Willamette River

Willamette River


in the sky

in the sky


quartet

SDC13721


Indigo @ 12 West

No images on this website, including Indigo @ 12 West, may be republished or used elsewhere without the written permission of the photographer. See the “about” page for contact information.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 56 other followers