Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Crossmark original photography and illustrations by Nathan Smith are now available for purchase.





Select designs and custom artwork are available at RedBubble as:

  • Framed art
  • Canvas prints
  • Photographic prints
  • Metal prints
  • Greeting cards, notecards and postcards
  • Pillows and totebags
  • Mugs and travel mugs
  • iPhone cases and Samsung Galaxy cases

Friday, January 7, 2011

Portland Collection - Homeless 10


Homeless man sleeping in the grass.

This ends the 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.  Hope y'all enjoyed it.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Portland Collection - Homeless 9


Young woman sitting on the sidewalk.

Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Portland Collection - Homeless 8


Homeless man with his shopping cart.

Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Portland Collection - Homeless 7


Older man playing the guitar on the sidewalk.

Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Portland Collection - Homeless 6


Homeless man crouching on the sidewalk with his sleeping bag.

Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Portland Collection - Homeless 5


Woman with her bike by the river.

Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Portland Collection - Homeless 4



Homeless person sitting on the sidewalk.

Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Portland Collection - Homeless 3


Young man panhandling on the street corner.  His sign says, "And Jesus said, 'Give this dirty street kid some money.'"

Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Portland Collection - Homeless 2


An elderly homeless man with all his possessions.

Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Portland Collection - Homeless 1


Portland has more than its share of homeless men, women and children.

Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Portland Collection - Portland Rescue Mission


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Glad to work for Portland Rescue Mission, helping men, women and children escape homelessness, addiction, hunger and abuse.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Portland Collection - Riverfront


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Riverfront walk near the Portland Convention Center.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Portland Collection - Umbrella Man


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Umbrella man statue in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Portland Collection - Pioneer Courthouse Square


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Glad to have avoided the bomb scare at the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Square.  What is the world coming to?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Portland Collection - The Three B's


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

He's got everything Portland.  Bike.  Backpack.  Beard.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Portland Collection - Bench


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

For whatever reason, I like this particular bench.  Always catches my eye when I'm downtown.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Portland Collection - Steel Bridge


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Maybe the world's ugliest bridge.  But it's OUR ugly bridge.  And we're proud of it.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Portland Collection - Bike Town


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Bicycle on the sidewalk in Ankeny Square.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Portland Collection - Crosswalk


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

On SW Taylor and I have no idea where.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Portland Collection - Conversation


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Casual conversations in Pioneer Square.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Portland Collection - Taxi


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

What an awesome phone number.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Portland Collection - Saturday Market


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Classic Portland landmark beneath the Burnside Bridge, location of the Portland Saturday Market.  (Had a REALLY good gyro there this summer while doing a video shoot.)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Portland Collection - Pedestrian


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Head down.  Deep in thought.  No need for a newspaper today, thank you.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Portland Collection - Sidewalk Tables


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

In another life, I eat leisurely lunches on a sidewalk cafe in the summers.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Portland Collection - Cards Only


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Glad to live in a city that makes public transportation easy.  Also glad I no longer have to use it to get to work every day.  What can I say?

ANNOUNCEMENT:  For those of you receiving this via email or RSS, be sure to stop by the website to see the BRAND SPANKIN' NEW DESIGN!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Portland Collection - In Liars We Trust


Part of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.

Gotta love street musicians in Portland, railing against the establishment.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Portland Collection - Tipperary


It's been a long time since I've posted photos, folks.  I'm not officially back to photoblogging, but I'm tossing out a few photos from now through the end of the year.  Call it a Christmas present.  Don't say I never gave ya nothin'.

This the start of a 30-photo collection on the city of Portland, Oregon.  If you're from here, you'll love it.  If you're not from here, just say that you love it anyway.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Crossmark Music!

Hey, photo fans.  Sorry it's been so long since I've posted.  Been busy sorting things out after my computer crash.  The good news is that I salvaged a majority of my missing photos!

Also been working on some other creative projects -- like music!  I'm finally getting around to recording some piano music I've written.

One song, "For Jason", was inspired and dedicated to a long-time friend who died of cancer just a few weeks ago.  His passing at such a young age has reminded me how important it is to do what you love with the people you love while you can.

If you're on Facebook, listen to the songs and become a fan of Crossmark Music.

You can also listen online for free at Grooveshark.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fleur de Fence

Pointy decorative thingy on a fence.  Yes, "pointy" and "thingy" are the correct technical terms for it.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Back Entrance


Back entrance to a mom-and-pop store near Foster and 92nd in Portland. I'm guessin' they don't use it much.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Orb Yellow


A not-as-gigantic-as-it-appears sphere -- a bit of playground equipment at Marysville School in southeast Portland.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Autumn Tribute


This week, a friend found out he has stage four cancer. I guess this photo is my tribute to him. Like falling leaves, his life is changing into a winter season of difficulty. But there will be a Spring.  Love you, Jason.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ball and Stripes


There's a brand spankin' new playground at Marysville School in Portland. Bright colors abound.

(My son had to throw this ball up in front of the wall only about four times until we go the shot.)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Marble Fleur


Decorative marble at a small, country cemetery near Damascus, Oregon.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dusky Discs


It's not often I spy farm equipment now that we live in the city. Found this disc while out on a scenic drive in the outskirts.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009