Norm Eder’s day job is serving as a public affairs adviser for clients of CFM Strategic Communications, where he is a Partner. One of his off-duty passions is photography.
Norm will be exhibiting 100 images of Oregon’s Cape Kiwanda during March and April at the Stimulus Coffee Shop in Pacific City. A Pacific City homeowner, Norm has taken images of the cape during the last year. The title of the exhibit is, A Year of Seeing Cape Kiwanda.
Twenty-five dollars of each sale will be donated to the Pacific City Arts Association to help enrich the cultural life of Pacific City.
Norm captured the cape and its surroundings in every season of the year. He walked, crawled and climbed every inch of the headland with his camera. “I was challenged by the idea of seeing the well-photographed cape with fresh eyes.”
Norm says he has met his goal of creating 100 unique images of the cape. The complete collection of his photographs can be found at: http://www.cfm-online.com/cape-kiwanda/
All but two of the displayed images were shot with a 21 mm wide-angle manual Zeiss lens attached to a Canon full frame digital camera. The images were selected by designer Lynn Wolfstone, printed 12X20 inches on archival paper, and mounted and framed by Brooke Lindgren, owner of Portland’s Framed Art Studios for presentation at Stimulus.
The artist began taking photographs while in high school and developed his first images in his parent’s basement. He describes himself as an opportunist photographer. “Photography is about seeing ordinary things with a curious eye. Great images can be of anything. That is the challenge and fun.”
Norm is a native Oregonian. He spent two summers as a lifeguard at Camp Meriwether and fond memories of Saturday nights in Pacific City circa 1968. In addition to his CFM tasks, he also is a long-time faculty member at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
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