Mumble Street Stories is a project my colleague and friend Gavin Mahaley and I began because we like stories. 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 focused on the public-at-large, immigrants, musicians and more but are trying to create a collective of portraits and stories of student loan holders.
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. If you think you can help us please contact us - we are looking for support, guidance and above all people to tell us their story!
Please find Gavin or me at your convenience and we will be happy to schedule a meeting with you.
If you are 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 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. Tony's is making it their mission to make chocolate 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 buy one, buy two, buy a lot. Support positive change. And eat chocolate. You will feel better.
Mumble Street Stories was at Make Music Day PDX in Sellwood Park. Thank you to all the musicians who stopped by and sat for the large format portrait!
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!!
Mumble Street Stories set up at a local farmer's market and was able to capture some interesting portraits. Thanks to all who came by and stopped to talk!
Thank you to (top left to right) Gaudencio Felipe, Camilla Muldrow, Corey McAuliffe, Stephanie Arrayan, Katie DeNooyer and Youseff Hamzaoui.