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Thomas Allen Bethune
Fine Art Photography

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Starting in 2010, I embarked on two self-directed and continuing projects. The purpose of each project is to show the downtown areas of Eureka and Arcata in the pre-dawn and early morning light. Coupled with the light is the post-slumber ambiance of the still quiet streets and alleys that convey a special quality that I cannot express in words. Instead, I capture the essence of these quiet and somewhat lonely times in my photography.

04_streets_eureka_theater_2011

 

14_streets_everetts_arcata_2010
I am drawn to photograph in the early morning when the cities are  still in a slumber, and as they are being washed with morning light. Sometimes, if I am aware, and in the flow, the storefronts reveal some magic.

 

16_streets_former_humboldt_machine_works_arcata_2010

My goal in photographing the urban landscape is to document and share the beauty and style of the structures that I find visually appealing. I think that the sister cities of Arcata and Eureka by Humboldt Bay offer many of the similar and complementary features that human sisters can exhibit.

I started this project with some images of the defunct railroad in Eureka, and then commenced the Arcata part. These became the product of a walking meditation, and to me they start to express a description of the unknown that may only be reached in deep meditations.

01_streets_the_pearl_eureka_2012

 

03_streets_four_meters_lloyd_building_eureka_2011

 

02_streets_4_fourth_street_eureka_2011

 

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06_streets_umqua_bank_eureka_2012

 

08_streets_carson_block_building_opera_alley_2014

 

07_streets_bus_stop_eureka_2012

 

12_streets_eureka_first_christian_church-eureka_2014

 

13_streets_northcoast_coop_red,_yellow,_black_and_white_2012

 

11_streets_do_not_enter_eureka_2015

 

10_streets_evening_on_fifth_street_eureka_2015

 

09_streets_long_shadows_three_windows_eureka_2016

 

13_streets_partricks_candy_eureka_Partricks_Candy_2012

 

17_streets_arcata_theater_arcata_2013

 

18_streets_former_bus_terminal_arcata_2013

 

19_streets_former_alliance_market_arcaata_2013

 

05_streets_opera_alley_geometry_eureka_2012

 

 

Printed with archival inks
In 24"x 32" frames, $450; $350 matted (unframed).
In 20"x 26" frames, $400; $325 matted (unframed).
In 18"x 24" frames, $300; $225 matted (unframed).
In 16"x 20" frames, $225; $175 matted (unframed).

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