Clark James Mishler
The Three Minute Portrait.
Started on the first day of January, 2010, I have produced at least one portrait each day since. The average time for each portrait is 3 minutes. Here are the results.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 30th, 2011

Tabitha Smida, Admin. Assistant, The Nerland Agency, Anchorage, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

12 PM, Friday, September 30, 2011.  First day Admin. Assistant, the Nerland Agency, Anchorage.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 29th, 2011

Sini Salminen (Clark James Mishler)

3:30 PM, September 29, 2011.  Danish graphic designer and brand consultant, Sini Salminen, Anchorage.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 29th, 2011

 (Clark James Mishler)

1 PM, September 28, 2011.  Valdez resident, Lisa, awaits her order outside Sack’s, downtown Anchorage.  I was driving by and saw this woman sitting in this beautiful light.  I pulled my car into the last remaining parking place on the street and, thankfully, she allowed me to make this image.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 28th, 2011

MOA Horticulturist, Sandra Polvin, and her crew pull flowers at the end of summer at Anchorage's Town Square (Clark James Mishler)

12:30 PM, September27, 2011.  Parks and Recreation Horticulturist, Sandra Potvin and her crew members, work to remove flowers from Town Square’s beds in downtown Anchorage marking the end of summer.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 26th, 2011

Clark James Mishler at Mirror Lake, near Anchorage, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

5 PM, September 26, 2011.  Self portrait at Mirror Lake near Anchorage.  I saw this location on my way home from the Matanuska Valley yesterday and came back today prepared to make this image.  Thanks to Elizabeth Elrod for per assistance!

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 25th, 2011

Anchorage East Rotary members and families harvest potatos for the Food Bank of Alaska in the Matanuska Valley, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

2:30 PM, September 25, 2011.  Eleven year old volunteer, Olivia Skelton, carries a sack of potatoes she dug for the Food Bank of Alaska, off Fishhook Road in the Matanuska Valley.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 24th, 2011

Tim Jansen, Coastal Trail, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

4 PM, September 24, 2011.  Tim Jansen on the bike trail near Margaret Sullivan Park, Anchorage.  Tim is deaf and, at first, I had some difficulty communicating with him.  Once he understood what I wanted to do, however, he was very willing to participate in my portrait project.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 24th, 2011

 (Clark James Mishler)

4 PM, September 23, 2011.  The elegant Kaelin Gillet, photographed in our front yard in beautiful afternoon light and fall colors.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 22nd, 2011

Four year old skateboarder, Sonny Young, with his father, Kilo, Town Square, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

6:30 PM, September 22, 2011.  Four year old skateboarder, Sonny Young, with his brand new skateboard and his father, Kilo, Town Square, Anchorage.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 21st, 2011

Petroleum engineer, Alecia Wood, Margaret Sullivan Park, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

6:30 PM, September 21, 2011.  Petroleum Engineer, Alecia Wood, Margaret Sullivan Park, Anchorage.  Alecia  happen by just as the evening sun created some of the most beautiful light of the day.  I was struck by her natural beauty and her instincts as a model.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 20th, 2011

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12 PM, September 20, 2011.  Financial investment specialist and television personality, Garret Wong, in his office, Anchorage.  After two hours of photographing Garret and his staff, we were packing up and about to leave when I noticed Garret near the window.  I retrieved my camera and made this image,- my favorite of the day.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 19th, 2011

Soon Jeong, Oak's Alteration, Anchorage, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

12:30 PM, September 19.  Soon Jeong, Oak’s Alterations, mid-town, Anchorage.  Soon was very shy and it took a bit of an effort before she allowed me to make her portrait.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 18th, 2011

 

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6 PM, September 18, 2011.  Neighbor, Melissa Janigo, and her friend, Jay Johnson, with his dog, Buster, in the alley near my home in South Addition, Anchorage.  Melissa is a speech pathologist and Jay a carpenter.  Buster, on the other hand, is all dog.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 17th, 2011

Mitzi scrubs rocks to be placed in her garden, South Addition, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

3 PM, September 17, 2011.  Mitzi scrubs rocks for her garden as Zoey lies nearby, South Addition, Anchorage.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 17th, 2011

Allan Ramsey, A Wildflower Inn, South Addition, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

4:00 PM, September 16, 2011.  Neighbor, Allan Ramsey, owner of A Wildflower Inn, South Addition, Anchorage.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 17th, 2011

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6 PM, September 15, 2011.  Three brothers, Stephens Park, Anchorage.  These guys were heading in all directions but came together briefly for this image.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 17th, 2011

Two year old, Aikens Barney, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

7:30 PM, September 14, 2011.  Four year old Alina, South Anchorage hillside.  I shot a number of images of Alina and, eventually, she warmed up to me.  This, however, was the first image.  I love her look and how she is sizing me up.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 17th, 2011

Roanna Wick, lives in Anchorage and Talkeetna (Clark James Mishler)

7 PM, September 13, 2011.  Former river guide, Roanna Wick, Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 17th, 2011

Sprinkler fitters and partners, Gina and Bill, Chicago, Illinois (Clark James Mishler)

9:30 AM, September 12 2011.  Sprinkler fitters and partners, Bill and Gina, downtown Chicago.  For the second day in a row, my first image turns out to be my favorite of the day.  I was happy Bill and Gina were willing to allow me to take a couple minutes from their busy morning.

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9/11 Anniversary

Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 17th, 2011

Chicago, Illinois (Clark James Mishler)

10 AM, September 11, 2011.  Patty Duffy agrees to participate in a portrait to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 on Michigan Avenue, downtown Chicago.

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9/11 Anniversary

Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 17th, 2011

Chicago, Illinois (Clark James Mishler)

10 AM, September 11, 2011.  A Checker cab drives past on the Michigan Ave. bridge and for a brief moment, I make eye contact with the woman in the back seat.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 17th, 2011

Chicago, Illinois (Clark James Mishler)

9:30 AM, September 11, 2011.  American Moses.  It was my hope to make portraits on the anniversary of 9/11.  The first image of the day was a homeless man on the Michigan Ave Bridge in downtown Chicago.  Myron was a soft-spoken gentleman who asked for nothing and very much wanted to participate in this commemorative image.  I made many more images throughout the day, but this was my favorite.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 16th, 2011

Chicago, Illinois (Clark James Mishler)

3 PM, September 10, 2011.  Museum attendant, Arif, at the Art Institute of Chicago.  Arif was, at first, reluctant to have me make his photograph.  I persisted, however, and he eventually relented.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 15th, 2011

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11 AM, September 9, 2011.  Karin Schelke, in the living room of her home in Haslett, Michigan.  Karin has an interest in blue glass.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 14th, 2011

Brittney Wichert, age 17, accounting student at Alma College, on her first day of work at Wash King, Alma, Michigan (Clark James Mishler)

6 PM, September 8, 2011.  Seventeen year old, Brittney Wichert, is an accounting student at Alma College and works at the Wash King in Alma Michigan.  This was Brittney’s first night on the job.

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