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William Anthony, “Time Slip” Dragster Series: A Return to Analog
February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s
Brown Bag Lunch Talk Series
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Noon
Portland Art Museum
Miller Gallery in the Mark building
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
503 226 2811
Cost: Free to the public.
Every Wednesday night during the summer, Portland International Raceway hosts E.T. (or “Elapsed Time”) drag racing of NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) dragsters. From under-18 junior-class racers to tricked out top alcohol-burning supercars, locals from the Portland/Vancouver area congregate to race not so much against each other, but against time. And in this crucible fueled by a rich mix of gasoline and adrenaline, Time Slip was born.
Shot entirely with three film cameras and two film stocks, commercial and editorial photographer William Anthony sought to highlight this unique, passionate community that has been pursuing the checkered flag for over 40 years. The community remains unchanged, the recent threats of encroaching development and gentrification put this unique pastime at risk. A fun side project soon became an all-consuming, weekly addiction and honed William’s photography skills, reconnecting him to the fundamentals learned decades earlier with vintage, all-manual cameras and the traditional dark room.
William Anthony is an award-winning commercial and editorial photographer based in Portland. A former advertising art director, William’s work strives to honor the deeper stories and concepts he shoots both for himself and while on commission. For the past 13 years, his career has spanned genres such as advertising, photojournalism, portraiture/lifestyle, travel and social media. While proficient in all new digital technologies, his skillset is deeply rooted in the fundamentals of analog film photography.
William has shot for clients such as Alaska Airlines, BMW Motorcycles, Microsoft, Nike, The North Face, and Starbucks.
William lives with his wife in NE Portland and works full-time as servant for two cats he’d much prefer were dogs. When not shooting pictures for a living, he likes to spend his spare time shooting more pictures.
About the Brown Bag Lunch Talks
The Brown Bag Lecture Talk series is a presentation of the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council and is generously sponsored by Pro Photo Supply.
About the Photography Council
The Portland Art Museum Photography Council offers its members unique opportunities to learn more about the history of photography with Julia Dolan, Ph.D., the Museum’s Minor White Curator of Photography. Council membership dues support the acquisition of photographs for the permanent collection. The members’ annual print share meeting, private tours with Dr. Dolan, an annual art acquisition meeting, and special invitations to lectures by renowned photographers are just some of the benefits of Council membership.
The Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s Brown Lunch Talk series, conceived in 2009 by Past Council President Jim Leisy as a means of introducing the Portland photography community to the wealth of talent and creative energy in our region, has become one of the Council’s most popular public events. Since its inception, the BBLT has offered over sixty monthly presentations by regional and visiting photographer/artists that are free and open to everyone interested in photographic arts and process.