One thing I struggle with as a new photographer is finding the words to describe what I’m trying to convey with a project. While watching Paul Graham speak about the exhibition, “The Whiteness of the Whale,” I found myself making exclamatory notes with a few “That’s it!” Graham talks about the nature of seeing in terms of time, light and focus, and how photography can …”mimic a state of mind.” There are many more gems in this interview, and much resonated with me in my attempt at seeing my neighborhood, the Alberta Arts District in Portland, Oregon.

Paul Graham Artist Video from Pier 24 Photography on Vimeo.