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 October 24th, 2011

Environmental Advocates, Dennis Gann and Valerie Connor with their dog Cricket, walking home on a damp blistery day on the Delaney Park Strip, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

6 PM, October 24, 2011.  Environmental Advocates and South Addition neighbors, Dennis Gann and Valerie Connor with their dog Cricket, stopped for their portrait while walking home on a damp blistery day, Delaney Park Strip, Anchorage

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

 (Clark James Mishler)

12 PM, October 23, 2011.  My neighbor, Erlee, just had her braces removed and wanted a new high school senior portrait with a full smile.

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

AFN Annual Convention, Dena'ina Convention Center, Anchorage, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

10 AM, October 22, 2011.  A delegate listens to a presentation at the AFN Annual Convention, Dena’ina Convention Center, Anchorage, Alaska

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

Quyana Alaksa dance celebration, AFN Annual Convention, Dena'ina Convention Center, Anchorage, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

9 PM, October 21, 2011.  Angela Young of the Kuukpikmiut Dancers at the Quyana Alaksa dance celebration, AFN Annual Convention, Dena’ina Convention Center, Anchorage, Alaska

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

AFN Annual Convention, Dena'ina Convention Center, Anchorage, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

10 AM, October 20, 2011.  Four year old, Camille Mazuruk of Kivalina, at the AFN Annual Convention, Dena’ina Convention Center, Anchorage, Alaska

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

Nunamsuat Dancers at Quyana Alaksa dance celebration, AFN Annual Convention, Dena'ina Convention Center, Anchorage, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

8 PM, October 19, 2011.  A young member of the Nunamsuat Dancers at Quyana Alaksa dance celebration, Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention, Dena’ina Convention Center, Anchorage, Alaska

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

 (Clark James Mishler)

5 PM, October 18, 2011.  Graphic Designer, David Freeman, in his office, South Addition Neighborhood, Anchorage

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

Construction workers, Corey Stern and his cousin, Tristan Slats, Town Square, downtown Anchorage, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

6:30 PM, October 17, 2011.  Construction workers, Corey Stern and his cousin, Tristan Slats, Town Square, downtown Anchorage, Alaska

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

Cheryl Disabella, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

7 PM, October 16, 2011.  Connecticut resident, Cheryl Disabella, at Elderberry Park during a visit to Anchorage.

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

Yup'ik/Inupiat artist and mask carver, Drew Michael, Anchorage, Alaksa (Clark James Mishler)

10 PM, October 15, 2011.  Yup’ik and Inupiat artist and mask carver, Drew Michael, photographed at a birthday party for Liz Elrod and Holly Furman.  To view other guests, go to:  www.atalaska.com/guests

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

Seven year old S'vana Wagner tests out the brand new equipment near Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

6:30 PM, October 14, 2011.  Seven year old, S’vana Wagner, tests out the brand new climbing equipment at Margaret Sullivan Park near Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage

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Homeless in Alaska

Posted in Photo Stories by admin on October 14th, 2011

Members of Anchorage’s homeless community have a particularly difficult life.  Alaska’s long, dark, and bitterly cold winters are challenging enough without the added hardship of doing without basic shelter.

With the blessings of Bean’s Cafe, a private facility that supplies shelter and meals to those in need, I began volunteering my time creating portraits of members of Anchorage’s homeless community.  Over the past two years, I have produced over 450 portraits and have supplied prints to each of the participants.

The following portraits are a  sample of the images produced to date.  I hope you find these insightful.  I hope, too, that you will make a contribution of time or cash to organizations in your community that help to feed, cloth, and shelter the homeless.  Even more important, I hope that the next time you pass a homeless person you will consider him or her as a unique individual worthy of your thoughts and your prayers.
























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

Julie Decker, Chief Curator/Exhibit Administrator, Anchorage Museum of History and Art (Clark James Mishler)

12 PM, October 13, 2011.  Julie Decker, Chief Curator/Exhibit Administrator, photographed during a meeting at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on October 12th, 2011

Anthropologist and artist, Doug Gibson, Anchorage, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

2 PM, October 12, 2011.  Anthropologist and artist, Doug Gibson, Anchorage, Alaska

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on October 12th, 2011

Thierry Landeau and his six year old son, Julien, at Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage. (Clark James Mishler)

7 PM, October 11, 2011.  Thierry Landeau and his six year old son, Julien, at Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on October 12th, 2011

Eleven year old, Eliot Pearce, rakes leaves with his mother, Elizabeth Manning, at the home of Niel Thomas and Hermain Baker, near Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

7 PM, October 10, 2011.  Eleven year old, Eliot Pearce, rakes leaves with his mother, Elizabeth Manning, at the home of Niel Thomas and Hermain Baker, near Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on October 12th, 2011

Sarah Case with her rescue dog, Charles, Valley of the Moon Park, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

6 PM, October 10, 2011.  Sarah Case with her rescue dog, Charles, Valley of the Moon Park, Anchorage.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on October 11th, 2011

Student artist, Chad Meyer, sketches details of Mastodon skull at the Anchorage Museum (Clark James Mishler)

4 PM, October 9, 2011.  Student artist, Chad Meyer, sketches details of a Mastodon skull at the Anchorage Museum.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on October 11th, 2011

Thomas Meric, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

5 PM, October 8, 2011.  French exchange student, Thomas Meric, earns money for his spring trip to California by raking leaves in the neighborhood.

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Soft Focus

Posted in Portrait a day by admin on October 10th, 2011

Focus! That was the single word I remember most as a student back at Madison Elementary School in Wyandotte, Michigan. My teachers had a difficult time keeping me in the moment as my eyes tracked the clouds drifting outside the window.

It seems ironic that my photography would eventually place so much importance on focus. I have never much liked to see things perfectly clear. Instead, I prefer images with only one thing, or a small part of one thing, selectively in focus,- leaving the rest of the image soft, dreamy and full of ambiguity.

For the last three years I have been working hard to outsmart my highly technical architectural lenses and to use them not as they were intended. I have been using them instead to creatively limit the focus to one small point within the photograph. Recently, and with some success, I have begun to apply my “funny lenses” to business applications. My clients have found them to be perfect for both print and electronic use. Contact me to find out how we can focus your clients as well.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on October 7th, 2011

Bill Zimmer (Clark James Mishler)

10 AM, October 7, 2011.  Bill Zimmer, Anchorage

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on October 6th, 2011

2:30 PM, October 6, 2011.  ATIA Director of Travel Trade & International Marketing, Jillian Simpson, presents International Travel to Alaska data at the annual conference, Juneau, Alaska.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on October 5th, 2011

Bob and Yael Kaufman at the Red  Dog Saloon during the ATIA Conference, Juneau, Alaksa (Clark James Mishler)

10 PM, October 5, 2011.  Bob and Yael Kaufman celebrate at the Red Dog Saloon during Community Night at the ATIA Conference, Juneau.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on October 4th, 2011

Eric Schultz as Einstein, ATIA Conference, Juneau, Alaksa (Clark James Mishler)

9 PM, October 4, 2011.  Alaska Tourism Industry Association delegate, Eric Schultz, as Dr. Einstein at the ATIA annual convention in Juneau, Alaska

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

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12 PM, October 3, 2011.  First year UAA student, Shaylee King, Anchorage.

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