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Tom Bode

Entrepreneur, Photo ID Central Inc. in Portland, OR

Instant

PRESENTED ON MAR 27, 2018
IN PORTLAND OR @ VOL 25

Tom Bode is a Portland native, entrepreneur, music composer, and photographer who loves fishing and Pacific NW history.

In the early 1990's, Tom began selling instant photos on the streets of Seattle using his grandfather's old Polaroid Land Camera 250. Over the next dozen or so years he took thousands of instant portraits around the NW and saw both Polaroid and Fuji films go out of production. Tom has been asked to speak about his experiences with instant films and why he believes they are having a comeback in popularity.

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An Architect with a Camera

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 04, 2012

PKN Williamsburg organizer Dale Weiss is an architect who also has an eye for photography. This is a collection of some of his favorite non-building photographs and what makes these photos special to him.

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Contained Stories

BY NIKKI BISENIEKS
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 16, 2013

Nikki Bisenieks received her first camera at age 7; since then, photography has been her medium of choice to capture the stories happening around her. Here she gives us a short survey of her photography, including her choice of subjects and preference for film. 

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What My Camera Taught Me About Life

BY REUBEN CHIN
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 01, 2014

By following his camera, award-winning photographer, Reuben Chin, learns more than how to point and shoot. He talks of seeing beauty in the ordinary; becoming engaged enough to seize life's fleeting moments and developing a healthy curiousity of how others see the world.

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Forever in an Instant!

BY FREDERICK JON CHEN
@ VOL 13 ON JUL 15, 2015

"Anyone facing adversity can experience some form of healing or solace from something as seemingly insignificant as the gift of an instant photo."

In Forever in an Instant from PechaKucha Night Singapore Vol. 13, photographer Frederick Chen shares his experience of working with Photohoku, a photo-giving volunteer initiative that was born in response to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Through the act of giving photos, rather than taking photos, Frederick explains how photography has the power to restore hope for people in need, giving them something often overlooked in other relief efforts. In a final call-to-action, Frederick challenges us to take up the cause, putting forward the notion that the ways that photo-giving can make a difference in people's lives is only limited by our imaginations.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, September 24th, 2015. 

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The Best Camera

BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

"It's a bit embarrassing to talk about the tools like this, but this comes back to, after using 1000's of cameras, what I think the best camera is. I think the best camera is...."

What's the best camera ever made? Notorious photography hack and noted local yokel, Brian Scott Peterson ought to know. After all, in the course of 20 years of making photos, nearly 1000 cameras and lenses, have passed through his possession. In "The Best Camera" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, he shares some musings on the most treasured of his arguably modest collection, focussing in on the very best one.


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Looking into selfie

BY BERNADETTE VONG
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2016

Accomplished photographer Bernadette Vong talks about the concept of selfies – from its beginnings in the 19th century as a way of self branding to the fast-paced way that we use it today.

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The Power of Analog Camera

BY JEN CORISH
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 14, 2017

Jen Corish expounds on the power of an analog camera.

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My Mother, My Camera & Me

BY ANDRES MARKWART
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

Andres Markwart shares how rediscovering his love for photography, became a reintroducing to a mother he thought lost, and the bond they both shared in the art form. 

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Life is Like a Weather Walked in

BY KRIS REGENTIN
@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

Kris Regentin befriended an army veteran with a collection of nearly 3,000 Vietnam War photographs. Their lives have both dramatically changed since they both met. 

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Kris is a creative hustler with a voracious appetite for productivity. He has a passion for old motorcycles, visual communication, dramatic imagery, and slower/hands-on processes in our world of instant gratification.