A sudden death in the family brought me to Oregon unexpectedly. While in Oregon I spent time in the expansive and extraordinary landscapes of the west to find calm. These captivating places remind me how small we are in the universe, and at the same time let us know that that's just fine.
In the winter of 2014 I was given the chance to photograph Franklin High School just a few months before it was scheduled to be closed, then remodeled. The gym is one space which is to be demolished not restored and this week the demolition got underway. Although it's now gone, the old Franklin gymnasium had thousands of students run across its hardwood floors, thousands of pep-rallies with student screams and cheers, and countless more memories. Here are a few images of a place I'll never forget.
Franklin high school gymnasium, built 1954 will be dismantled in 2015. More photos in the near future. Considering printing a small book, so many memories in this great school.