Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Washington, has had many incarnations over the years- an active military installation during two world wars, a treatment center for troubled youth, and now a vibrant Washington State Parks facility housing creative endeavors of all kinds as well exquisite guest vacation rentals.
This work is a compilation of images taken in October 2009 under the auspices of a Centrum Foundation Residency. The intent was to combine, to some extent, archival images of Fort Worden with images that spoke to this photographer of the essence of the fort and its activities today - the serene beauty, architectural grandeur and just plain whimsy that is today's Fort Worden.
I am a Northwest photographer specializing in fine art photograpy and exhibit my line of notecards and fine art prints on Vashon, in Seattle and in Port Townsend WA. As a potter, I worked as a production potter in the 70's and 80's and recently returned to ceramics. I have shown in galleries and museums in Washington and currently am represented by The Little House. As a criminal defense and civil litigation legal investigator for the past 22 years, I was the founding and former chair of the Associates Committee of the Washington Criminal Defense Lawyers and a founder of the Washington Association of Legal Investigator. I have spoken before WACDL, King County Public Defenders,Seattle University law students, the Washington Association of Legal Investigators, and the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association on investigation, death penalty mitigation/ investigation and testified as an expert on investigative procedure and taught for the University of Washington.