Ashland, Oregon is a town of 21,000 that has a lot in common with other small towns across America. It also has qualities that make it truly unique. Home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University, people from various backgrounds and places have chosen to call Ashland home.
As a photographer, I thought it would be a worthwhile project to document the varied aspects of Life in Ashland.
Life in Ashland
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Visiting the in-laws in Southern California for Thanksgiving and went for a walk in the adjacent neighborhood. Orange County 50 to 100 years ago was largely agricultural but now is a vast suburban sprawl spreading south of Los Angeles. Not all of the houses look like these, of course, but they are representative of thousands of subdivisions that have cropped up in the past 50 years, or so. "The OC" is on longer a bastion of white Republicanism - this neighborhood is a virtual melting pot of ethnicities staking their claim on the American Dream.