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Here at Shwood, we are fortunate to live in Portland, a city surrounded by amazing wilderness and nature just a short drive in almost any direction. We love to get in the woods and often encourage others to do the same. Beautiful and interesting things can be found in urban areas too however, and even a [...]

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Artist Ed Fairburn uses simple pencils, pens, and paint to alter foldable maps into stunning works of art. Portraits come to life in the busy intersections of cities, mountains, and even continents. Each piece wonderfully fits together in his collection and yet drastically stands apart as something completely unique. See more of his cartographic portraits [...]

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Local Portland Sculptor Eric Franklin works in an extremely interesting, if somewhat macabre, medium. He utilizes clear glass tubing, vacuum sealed and filled with noble gases such as neon, krypton, argon, and xenon to create stunning renderings of the human form. The process is extremely tedious and painstaking, sometimes taking thousands of hours per finished [...]

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Journey 006 features Jesse Morrow and crew as they travel the American Southwest, head up the California coast, and return to their home base of Seattle. Originally their trip was planned to support a coffee roaster initiative, interviewing individual roasters, shooting photos and compiling it all into a book of sorts. After several roasters pulled [...]

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We found this story really inspiring: 28-year-old amateur photographer, Nick Risinger, traveled over 60,000 miles and took 37,000 photographs to piece together the largest true-color photograph of the stellar sphere ever. Photographed mostly in the Western U.S. and South Africa, the project is best experienced via the interactive website that features a full spherical version of [...]

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