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Riverview Cemetery by Pete Janes

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Model Cary in a candid moment during a shoot at Riverview Cemetery in SW Portland, Oregon. Riverview is an epic cemetery perched amid old growth trees on a high bank above the Willamette River, and includes the graves of such luminaries as Virgil Earp, beer magnate Henry Weinhard, and Carl Mays, the only Major League Baseball player to ever cause a fatality during a game.
I was inspired to throw some Aperture effects on the image by the pollen, flower petals and seeds being blown around, and I thought both the subject matter and Cary’s look that day would look great as a scratchy old vignette.

Organic produce slinger by day. Automatic Scribbler and Deliberate Renderer by night.

“Pete Janes entertains the macro insect crowd with meticulous gouache and watercolor specimen pieces, while his more imaginary illustrations seem to be glimpses into faraway realities.”—noted art critic and Portland bum R. Terialspray

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  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 5 years ago

    You did a very nice job of giving this picture a vintage look. Excellent work.

  • Thank you very kindly, Lori!

    – Pete Janes

  • Carrie Jackson
    Carrie Jacksonabout 5 years ago

    ooooo so very very vintage and cool. It’s oozing with uber style and uniqueness. Nice work! ;)

  • It’s true: Cary’s jackboots are a bit über! Thanks Carrie!

    – Pete Janes

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 5 years ago

    the baddah they were , the more stone to hold them down

  • Tori Snow
    Tori Snowover 4 years ago

  • Wow! I’m thrilled to represent, Tori!

    – Pete Janes

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 3 years ago

    I say, Cary…. Puts the icing on this slightly macabre cake. And Carl Mays! A name from the past, to be sure. Excellent work, Pete.

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