Estacada resident focuses on 70 years of photography
Though Boyd Holloway's latest show at the Spiral Gallery will feature more than 70 photos, that number is just a fraction of the shots the photographer has taken over his career.
Holloway first became interested in photography in the fifth grade — more than 70 years ago. Through a friend he met a commercial photographer, and he took an interest in the craft.
This month, Holloway's show "The Light In and Around Nature" will be featured at the Spiral Gallery. It features shots taken from Faraday Lake and Milo McIver Park to the Grand Canyon and Canada.
"Photography for me is not just seeing the light, it's feeling it," Holloway said.
This experience goes back to his childhood when he would go fishing with his father, who would rub his back against a tree.
"He not only saw nature, but felt it," Holloway explained.
Holloway said that he's particularly curious to see how people react to a series of shots that he took at Faraday Lake.
"I was looking at the lake, and there were these little bubbles of light," he said. "I enlarged one of those bubbles (in one photo), and it almost looks like a human standing."
Though it isn't included in the Spiral Gallery show, one early photography project that still stands out to Holloway is a photo of his two older sisters. One was getting married, and the other was pregnant. Holloway manipulated the photo
so that their heads were switched.
"My dad was so angry," he recalled.
During his tenure as a photographer, Holloway has worked for radio and television stations, as well as advertising agencies. When he was working for KRDR radio, he took promotional photos of Johnny Cash.
Holloway is also the former president of the Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association and at one point in his career, had four photography studios.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: A reception for Boyd Holloway's show "The Light In and Around Nature"
WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Friday,
WHERE: Spiral Gallery, 341 Broadway St.