Banks photographer hosting in-person show
From backyard birdhouses to lighthouses, photographer Kayla Duyck is showcasing her Oregon-born landscapes in person for the first time Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Drop Shop Distillery in Hillsboro at 4:30 p.m.
Duyck, who grew up in Banks and also manages a liquor store there, has a calendar series that includes photos of Oregon bridges and ghost towns, as well as scenes from her trips to Arizona and Italy.
She said the exhibit will include photos from Niagara Park in Marion County, which has been closed since being torched by wildfires Labor Day 2020.
"Two of these photos are Niagara Park before the fire hit the Detroit Lake area. You still can't even go to that park now with all the fire damage," Duyck said.
Duyck has had her work displayed in digital form before, including overseas.
"This will be my first printed exhibit," she added. "I'm excited to see people recognize and familiarize with my photos. It's mostly a variety of scenic photography of Oregon."
Oregon has 11 lighthouses, Duyck noted. She shot the exterior and staircases of one of them, along with taking photos of the other 12, to complete a full calendar.
She said she uses a Canon as well as a smartphone.
In 2018, one of Duyck's Oregon landscapes — an old tire swing hanging in the fog — was selected by voters to be exhibited at the Qlick gallery in the Netherlands.
Her work can be found on Instagram at @dnaphoto2.0.
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