MiguelATF's photos

  • Afternoon light

    “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James Sharing a beer with my friend Bob in Ashland, in the afternoon light.

  • Library Bug

    “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.” ― Franz Kafka Large stuffed toy Insect reading a book in the children's section of the local library in Talent, Oregon.

  • h-g-u-o-T (mirror image)

    “You don't take a photograph, you make it.” ― Ansel Adams Mirror-image of my Olympus Tough camera.

  • Fiddler

    “Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one.” ― Duke Ellington Fiddler at a musician's jam session in southern Oregon.

  • Barbershop Bear

    “The best way of being kind to bears is not to be very close to them.” ― Margaret Atwood Stuffed bear on a log inside the coolest barbershop in Grants Pass, Oregon, the G Street Barber Co.

  • Banana in Winter

    “If you try to to take my bananas from me, I will reclaim them from your cold dead hands.” ― Terry Pratchett A banana plant surviving a cold winter inside a greenhouse in southern Oregon.


    “Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings” ― Evan Esar Dude in a Zoo York hoodie in rural southern Oregon. Güey en sudadera Zoo York en el campo de Oregon sur.

  • Pressure

    “I don't know where my ideas come from. I will admit, however, that one key ingredient is caffeine. I get a couple cups of coffee into me and weird things just start to happen.” ― Gary Larson Pressure gauge on coffee roasting machine, at Case Coffee, in…

  • Buddha Hand

    “Oh-do be careful with that! That's my Buddha hand grenade. Twist the head twice and throw it and anyone within ten yards can say their prayers.” ― Anthony Horowitz Buddha/Hand for sale in a supermarket in Ashland, Oregon.

  • Taillight

    “We're developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won't be able to think.” ― Rod Serling Taillight of an old car sitting in the driveway of a small southern Oregon town.


    “In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.” (Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) "...he told a TV journalist that "if the president does…

  • Ford pickup truck

    I just want to tailgate, drink beer, and hang out in the middle of nowhere in a pick-up truck. That's my ideal date. (Ronda Rousey) An old Ford pickup truck in a small town in Oregon.

  • Fire Hydrant Nut

    “Asking a writer what he thinks about critics is like asking what a fire hydrant feels about dogs.” ― Ann Landers Nut on top of a fire hydrant in downtown Talent, Oregon.

  • Rhino in the Window

    “It is one thing to describe an interview with a gorgon or a griffin, a creature who does not exist. It is another thing to discover that the rhinoceros does exist and then take pleasure in the fact that he looks as if he didn't.” ― G.K. Chesterton Rhin…

  • Screaming Goat

    “When a goat likes a book, the whole book is gone, and the meaning has to go find an author again. ― William Stafford My tiny toy 'Screaming Goat', sitting atop my desk in the room where I write.

  • Dodge Truck

    A guy who loves his truck needs other people to admire his driving machine. Yeah, needs. That's the truth. I don't know why, but that's the way truck guys are.” (Benjamin Alire Sáenz) Rusted old Dodge truck parked alongside a rural road outside of Ashlan…

  • Monkey Primate

    “Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.” ― Malcolm de Chazal The small plastic jumping monkey who sits above my writing desk, surrounded by other action figures. Taken with the Oympus TG-5

  • Reynolds Woodcock Hair

    “Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts” ― Jim Morrison "What game? What precisely is the nature of my game?" ― Reynolds Woodcock (from the movie "Phantom Thread") My friend Chase Danielle who is a brilliant barber gave me a shortish haircu…

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