Mumble Street Stories is a project my colleague and friend Gavin Mahaley and I began to adventure through the world with eyes wide open. It is a project of first person interviews and photographic portraits to collect and archive the people in our community - both locally and at large.
We have a passion for meeting new people, exploring new places, and researching the world that surrounds us. We want to share our discoveries and these people with a wider audience through rich narratives, engaging portraits and memorable, personal stories.
Contact us. We will come to you, make your portrait and get your story. Let the world know who you are and what you have to say.
We are still trying to get started with this and need as many stories as possible. Please find me at your convenience and I'll be happy to meet or talk with you.
If you're in Portland or near enough and want to participate please reach out to us. We will certainly make time for you, get your portrait, your story and make that connection.
Gavin and I met some great people with Tony's Chocoloney this week in Portland. What began as a casual hello turned into a warm and inspiring story. Simply, their mission is to make 100% slave free chocolate. I can speak to the tasty chocolate but that is almost a trivial thing as it is a simple, all too common thing. But Tony's makes it a delicious vehicle for changing the world and they are doing a great and tasty job at it. If you see this brand in your store - New Seasons, Whole Foods, Haggens, wherever - buy one, buy two, buy a lot. Support positive change. And eat chocolate. You'll feel better.
We have audio from all those who came by our tent that accompany the 4x5 film portraits. Thanks to Matt Schenk, Chad Bandit, Noah Axe and baby Gillian, and Pam from El Diablitos too!!
Thank you to (top left to right) Gaudencio Felipe, Camilla Muldrow, Corey McAuliffe, Stephanie Arrayan, Katie DeNooyer and Youseff Hamzaoui.