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.

Portrait 365/250

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

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8 PM, September 7, 2011.  Sixteen year old, Travis Copeman, near Alma Michigan.  It was a cloudy evening and we were having dinner at restaurant in rural Michigan.  The sun suddenly slipped below the canopy of clouds and beautiful warm light flooded through the windows of the restaurant.  I looked around and saw a young man with his grandmother paying their bill at the cash register.  He was a great looking kid and he agreed to step outside and allow me to make his portrait.  I am always amazed how people are willing to assist my portrait project.

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Portrait 365/249

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

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7 PM, Sept. 6, 2011.  Chris and Carl Handley, Minneapolis Airport.  We saw this father and son team walking through the airport and I asked if I could make their photograph.  When they agreed, I realized they were not Americans.  Instead, they were English and had just spent two weeks on a dude ranch in Montana.  I told them they had fooled me and that they fit right into the American West.

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Portrait 365/248

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

Alyana wonders with the bride will fit in her dress. (Clark James Mishler)

4 PM, September 5, 2011.  Eight year old Alyana wonders how the bride will fit into her dress, Denver.  I made hundreds of images of the bride, wedding party, and guests but this image was my favorite.  I think its often the unexpected moments that make the best images.

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Portrait 365/247

Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 13th, 2011

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7 PM, September 4, 2011.  Travis with his daughter, Arabella, at the wedding rehearsal, Denver.  Arabella was the most active child I have ever seen.  It was great to catch her in a moment of stop-action as she planted a kiss on her father.

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Portrait 365/246

Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 13th, 2011

Rancher, Jeff Eisenbeiser, Denver, CO. (Clark James Mishler)

4 PM, September 3, 2011.  Rancher, Jeff Eisenbeiser, at the Denver Airport.  I didn’t expect to find someone so typical of the Colorado culture as soon as we landed in Denver.  Jeff actually lives in Maryland but owns a ranch in Colorado and was in transit.  I appreciate the fact that he was very willing to allow me to make his image.

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Portrait 365/245

Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 3rd, 2011

 

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7PM. September 2, 2011.  Steve Hubacek, with his entry at the Alaska State Fair Cabbage Weigh-off.  At 127.4 lbs., Steve’s cabbage was less than a half pound under his world record.

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Portrait 365/244

Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 2nd, 2011

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8:30 PM, September 1, 2011.  Sisters reach for each other at the Alaska State Fair.

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Portrait 365/243

Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 2nd, 2011

Alaska State Fair, Palmer, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

5 PM,  August 31, 2011.  Eleven year old, Ronnie Olson, with his entry, “Alicia the Vampire” cabbage head at the Alaska State Fair.

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Portrait 365/242

Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 2nd, 2011

Alaska State Fair, Palmer, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

5 PM, August 30, 2011.  Four year old, Saviona Taylor, with her rabbit, Clara, during the livestock entry at the Alaska State Fair.

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Portrait 365/241

Posted in Portrait a day by admin on September 2nd, 2011

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9 AM, August 29, 2011.  The beautiful and exotic,  Karen King, of the Nerland Agency, Anchorage.  This image was produced while photographing the officers and staff of one of Anchorage’s major advertising agencies.  The images will be featured on the Agency’s new web site.

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Elder Marriage, a Photographer’s Notebook

Posted in Photo Stories by admin on September 1st, 2011

The groom arrives and labors into the church. His bride is cloistered away in the counseling room receiving her final touches from a close confident. They have each reached the end of summer and are now well into fall. Family and friends, the old and the older, shuffle to their places and settle into the pews. The organist is very close to selecting the correct notes as the wedding party finalizes their preparations.  At length she enters the sanctuary escorted by her uniformed son and approaches the alter where he is waiting. The ceremony is longer than anyone expected and he needs to sit down.  Everyone wonders if perhaps his tie is too tight. The moment comes and she realizes that she is, again, married.  He is relieved to have made it to the honeymoon.  Papers are signed,  photographs are made, and the minister vacuums the petals from the alter. Before long he and she are off to the reception to celebrate their new life together.




















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