March 2020, Closed Portland Movie Theaters

Where do you start? March of 2020 will be the most written about month a year for a long time. Just like September of 2001 and the flu of 1918. This year is marked.

It has been 20 days that Alex and I have been self isolating and social distancing. We began the Friday before the Oregon order the following Tuesday. 20 days seems like such a long time. 20 days seems like this has gone so fast. 20 days is probably only a small portion of how long we will be doing this, of which we are still defining, for. 20 days of a new way of living seems like barely a beginning of a new life.

During the week the Oregon order was placed, Alex and I did a old fashioned cruise. We took our sedan out, turned on the tunes and went from theater to theater looking for messages. We wanted to know, what do you have to say right now? You have a rare space out this physical world we cannot go into socially and there you can communicate in written word. So analog.

Anyway, in conclusion, I’m still photographing but my subjects have changed. Below are four of Portland’s Movie Theaters, closed.

Hollywood Theater
“WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS.
PORTLAND!”
Laurelhurst Theater
“CLOSED FOR NOW,
STAY HEALTHY & WARM,
SUPPORT EACH OTHER,
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES”
Bagdad Theater
“THERE S NO PLACE
LIKE HOME”
Clinton Theater
“CLOSED TILL ???
BE KIND
STAY HEALTHY
DUMP TRUMP!!”