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Communication Arts - Swanson Studio


From "Communication Arts: Swanson Studio," by Claire Sykes:

A cool wind swept the city, freeing the cherry blossoms from their limbs. Like pink snow, they settled onto the legal papers in Marcus Swanson’s hands, as he stood outside a rundown building two years ago. “I kept having to brush them off so I could see what I was signing,” says the 50-year-old photographer and owner of Swanson Studio, in Portland, Oregon. A lost lease had left him looking for new digs, and it was risky buying the 6,000-square-foot former print shop. “Those cherry blossoms couldn’t have been a more obvious sign; in Japan, they symbolize the fleetingness of life. They remind me to appreciate each day. I want to live as true to myself as I can...”

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