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 December 31st, 2016

Locals Blake Gilmore, Judy Cornils and Angelito Peries brave a very cool morning on the last day of the year at Calistoga's Saturday Market. (Clark James Mishler)

10:45 to 11:15 AM, Saturday, December 31, 2016.  Locals Blake Gilmore, Judy Cornils and Angelito Peries brave a very cool morning on the last day of the year at Calistoga’s Saturday Market…a just end to seven years of daily portraits!  Thanks to all who have contributed to this on-going project.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 30th, 2016

Justin Muir (left) and Scott Liedl, of Robert's Construction, prepare the foundation forms for  a new home along Foothill Drive in Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

9:30 AM, Friday, December 30, 2016.  Justin Muir (left) and Scott Liedl, of Robert’s Construction, prepare the foundation forms for a new home along Foothill Drive in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 30th, 2016

"We just finished our 3 PM tea and fikas (Swedish cookies)  and we are out to walk them off."  -Molly Bjorkman with her kids Maja (4) and Andreas (7), on Third Street in Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

3:45 PM, Thursday, December 29, 2016.  “We just finished our 3 PM tea and fikas (Swedish cookies) and we are out to walk them off.” -Molly Bjorkman with her kids Maja (4) and Andreas (7), on Third Street in Calistoga

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 30th, 2016

Molly Bjorkman watches the last light of the day before the sun drops below the mountains west of Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4 PM, Thursday, December 29, 2016.  Molly Bjorkman watches the last light of the day before the sun drops below the mountains west of Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 30th, 2016

"My great grandfather was a wagon train master in the 1860's...he eventually setteled in Calistoga.  My father built this house in 1947 and my mother died here just two months ago.  After living in Monterey for 30 years, I now live in the house where I was born."  -Fourth generation Calistoga resident Diane Whitney. (Clark James Mishler)

4 PM, Wednesday, December 28, 2016.  “My great grandfather was a wagon train master in the 1860’s…he eventually settled in Calistoga.  My father built this house in 1947 and my mother died here just two months ago. After living in Monterey for 30 years, I now live in the house where I was born.” -Fourth generation Calistoga resident Diane Whitney.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 30th, 2016

"I 'm celebrating 20 years of business next week."   -Owener Margaux Singleton at Enoteca Wine Shop in downtown Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

3:15 PM, Wednesday, December 28, 2016.  “I ‘m celebrating 20 years of business next week.” -Owner Margaux Singleton at Enoteca Wine Shop in downtown Calistoga

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 29th, 2016

FedEx driver Gordon Lathrop picks up a package at a house on Cedar Street in Calistoga  "I've been working with FedEx  four years now...I love getting out every day...and a chance to wear shorts all year 'round." (Clark James Mishler)

10:15 AM, Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  “I’ve been working with FedEx four years now…I love getting out every day…and a chance to wear shorts all year ’round.”  -FedEx driver Gordon Lathrop picks up a package at a house on Cedar Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 26th, 2016

Sheetrock installer Guillermo works on the interior of a home on Myrtle Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

10:06 AM, Monday, December 26, 2016.  Guillermo prepares to begin installation of sheet rock on a residential project on Myrtle Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 25th, 2016

Construction manager Brian Fennen with his son, Dylan, out for a bike ride on Christmas day in Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

4 PM, Sunday, December 25, 2016.  Construction manager Brian Fennen and his son, Dylan, are out for a bike ride on Christmas day in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 24th, 2016

Anna Morgan and Josh Beaman on Christmas Eve in front of Blackbird in downtown Calistoga  "We remodel houses...we're currently working on our house...its our turn." (Clark James Mishler)

3:30 PM, Saturday, December 24, 2016.  “We remodel houses…we’re currently working on our house…its our turn.”  -Anna Morgan and Josh Beaman on Christmas Eve in front of Blackbird in downtown Calistoga

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 24th, 2016

Rescue Rooter serviceman Clifton Davis III on a service call in Martinez, CA "I live in Stockton...I travel all over the area...not much work in Stockton and I need to put food on the table for my five kids." (Clark James Mishler)

4 PM, Friday, December 23, 2016.  “I live in Stockton…I travel all over the area.  There’s not much work in Stockton and I need to put food on the table for my five kids.”   -Rescue Rooter serviceman Clifton Davis III on a service call in Martinez, CA

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 24th, 2016

Bartender Alfredo Rayon with his 7 week old puppy, Cato, on South Oak Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4:45 PM, Thursday, December 22, 2016.  Bartender Alfredo Rayon with his 7 week old puppy, Cato, on South Oak Street in Calistoga.

 

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 21st, 2016

Fourteen year old neighbor, Javier Otero, Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

2:45 PM, Wednesday, December 21, 2016.  Fourteen year old neighbor Javier Otero is on his way home in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 21st, 2016

Line cook Kathryne Bennett works at Delefina in San Francisco. (Clark James Mishler)

8 PM, Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  “I was a chiropractor…in Colorado for 7 years.  I sold, with a hope and dream to cook and open restaurants…and I was going to move to San Francisco.  I came here 12 years ago, but had a surgery that crippled me.  It’s only been in the last 2 years (10 years later) that I could have even thought about working in a kitchen, considering the physical intensity of it.  So, 1.5 years ago I quit my corporate job and started cooking professionally, with no culinary school under my belt…just went in cold turkey.  I also started selling a series of canned products this year, with which I plan to go nationally.  I’m 42, so this journey hurts me physically and mentally a lot more than the other, young chefs, in the kitchen.  Most folks couldn’t fathom working in the environment I do at this age.  But, my age is serving me well in other ways, like experience in life and in eating great food, that the other chefs don’t have.  And, this is my last shot to make a difference in the world, so I’m more motivated than the 24 year olds.”  Line cook Kathryne Bennett mans her station at DelFina in San Francisco.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 21st, 2016

College students Ken & Vicki shop for their six month old dog, "Dodo"  at the Pet Smart in Concord, CA. (Clark James Mishler)

12:15 PM, Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  College students Ken & Vicki shop for their six month old dog, “Dodo” at the Pet Smart in Concord, CA.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 19th, 2016

Construction workers Jose Ramos and Jesse Lasorta work on a house project at Cedar and Lilly Streets in  Calistoga.  "We live in San Franciso but we spend Monday through Friday here...we live in a trailer behind the project."  jesselasorta@hotmail.com (Clark James Mishler)

3:30 PM, Monday, December 19, 2016.  “We live in San Francisco but we spend Monday through Friday here…we live in a trailer behind the project.”   -Construction workers Jose Ramos and Jesse Lasorta work on a house project at Cedar and Lilly Streets in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 19th, 2016

Marcelo Martinez with his eight month old daughter, Alia, near his parent's home in Calistoga.  "I started working for a local bank just recently...I very much like the work.  It is my dream to someday own my own business."  martinez.m777@yahoo.com (Clark James Mishler)

3:45 PM, Sunday, December 18, 2016.  “I started working for a local bank just recently…I very much like the work. It is my dream to someday own my own business.”  -Marcelo Martinez with his eight month old daughter, Alia, near his parent’s home in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 17th, 2016

Bolivian/world musician Oscar Reynolds performs on the Samponia flute at the Calistoga Saturday Market. (Clark James Mishler)

11:45 AM, Saturday, December 17, 2016.  Bolivian/world musician Oscar Reynolds performs haunting melodies on the Samponia flute at the Calistoga Saturday Market.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 16th, 2016

"We've been going together two years...we have three baby turtles and we each have a tank...we switch off watching them every other week."  -Sophmore high school student Jonathan Munguia with his girlfriend, Lupita Perez, on their way home after school in Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

3:30 PM, Friday, December 16, 2016.  “We’ve been going together two years…we have three baby turtles and we each have a tank.  We switch off watching them every other week.”  -Sophomore high school students Jonathan Munguia and Lupita Perez, on their way home on a cool afternoon in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 16th, 2016

"I bought this coat in New York City 35 years ago...it still comes in handy."  -Neighbor Jack Ramsey gets harassed by Molly on his way to yoga class on a very rainy day in Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

10:15 AM, Thursday, December 15, 2016.  “I bought this coat in New York City 35 years ago…it still comes in handy.” -Neighbor Jack Ramsey gets harassed by Molly on his way to yoga class on a very rainy day in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 16th, 2016

Hyman the fishmonger at Concord Produce, Concord, CA (Clark James Mishler)

11:45 AM, Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  Hyman, the fishmonger at Concord Produce, Concord, CA.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 16th, 2016

"I would like to open an environmentally friendly kid's boutique."   -Cassandra Frantz with her daughters, Vaughn and Noemi,  outside the IKEA in Emeryville, CA (Clark James Mishler)

1:15 PM, Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  “I would like to open an environmentally friendly kid’s boutique.” -Cassandra Frantz with her children, Vaughn and Noemi, exit the IKEA store in Emeryville, CA.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 13th, 2016

Massage Theropist Ashley Deak in front of her home on Gold Street in Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

10:45 AM, Monday, December 12, 2016.  Massage therapist Ashley Deak stands in front of her home on Gold Street during a beautiful morning in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 11th, 2016

Calistoga Roastery co-owner Eva King with her foster dog, Daisy, in front of her home on Third Street.  "I want to paint my house but, for the life of me, I can not pick a color...this has been going on for years.  I've painted the back of the house three times." (Clark James Mishler)

2:30 PM, Sunday, December 11, 2016.  “I want to paint my house but, for the life of me, I can not pick a color…this has been going on for years.  I’ve painted the back of the house three times.”  -Calistoga Roastery co-owner Eva King with her foster dog, Daisy, in front of her home on Third Street.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 10th, 2016

Calistoga resident Debbie Derrig at the Calistoga Saturday Market  deb@gottwines.com (Clark James Mishler)

1PM, Saturday, December 10, 2016.  Wine industry worker and Calistoga resident Debbie Derrig is about to head home after a wet day at the Calistoga Saturday Market.

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