Music with Mount Hood
I had my first Pickathon experience last summer, and it was a great one.
But I’m not going to write about that experience here or now. Instead, I’m going to share a quick photo that illustrates just how an incredible music festival just outside of Portland is somewhat tied to Mount Hood.
I’m also going to share a cool Pickathon project that a friend of mine, Portland photographer Tim Labarge, has embarked on. It’s one that I contributed a story to and that I’m hoping gets all the support it needs.
I’ll just let the words from his Kickstarter site do the talking:
Pickathon is one of the finest music festivals in the world. We want to celebrate this festival by creating an equally beautiful and inspiring book.
Each summer, thousands of folks gather at Pendarvis Farm near Portland, Ore. to enjoy amazing music and each others’ company. This festival has quietly become a model worth emulating for the quality line-up of musicians, the eco-friendly details and the presence of so many kind people in one place. It’s an event to remember.
I was recently sifting through my archive of images from the past five years at Pickathon and decided it was time to gather some of them into a book. So designer Patrick Barber and I began to add layers: essays from writers, words and observations from musicians who have performed at the event and more.
Through pictures and words, compiled and shaped into a beautifully produced book, we want to take you to Pickathon. Maybe you’ve been to the festival. Maybe you haven’t. This collection of images and thoughts will give you a sense of what kind of magic all these amazing people can create over three days in August.
Pickathonography Vol. 1 will be:
- 96 pages of beautiful, full-color photographs
- essays by music writers and musicians
- softbound with heavy cover stock
- keepsake quality
- sewn binding
- FSC certified paper
- designed by McGuire Barber Design
- limited to 2000 copies
- available at the festival this year and online through Pickathon
Your support will help cover the costs of production and printing. Thank you for helping make this happen.