Cedar Creek Grist Mill
Floating World Upper McKenzie River
Poor Monkey Lounge - Last Jook Joint
My Father was Born in Copiah County
Falling Man - Lagomarsino Canyon
Snow Shaman - Lagomarsino Canyon
Grimes Point Sunset
Lagomarsino Canyon Petroglyph Panel_
Lake Winnemucca Oldest Petroglyphs
Little Petroglyph Canyon - Rock and Lichen
A Narrow Walk to the Courtyard
Art Deco Facade
Pierced Monolith without Color
Burnside and MLK - Portland
McCarty Pottery Interior
Leaburg Dam and Spillway
Oregon Oak after Snowstorm
Port Orford Cedar
Photography by Grady Tarbutton
I retired in 2015 from a long career in public service. My career was very challenging and satisfying, but I put my artistic self to one side. But I had not forgotten that I have always expressed myself through photography, especially when I was younger, but continued it outside of work and family responsibilities. That became my answer to “What’s Next?”
My emphasis is – as always – the creation of fine art images that look beyond the surface to reveal the dynamism, power and beauty of this world. I look to immerse people emotionally and aesthetically in it.
These photographs contrast ancient Native American rock art (approximately 1600 to 12,000 years old) with modern creations.
In the end, both are mankind’s temporary expressions. What will remain in 500 years? 10,000?These photos are reflections on different cultural values and expressions from two world-views, with one perhaps more durable than the other.