The Real P.D.X.

For the curious, here’s a blog that features factual points of interest in image form about Portland, Oregon.

Images date back as far as to the mid-1800’s! Especially for those who are moving to this awesome city, a little bit of a history lesson might help with understanding those of us who have been here a while: our love for old historic buildings, ancient cemeteries in the middle of what would be prime real estate, empty gravel lots that haven’t been touched in decades that are too at prime locations,  the unique pronunciations of street names, etc.

This is the city I live in.

Yesterday’s Tomorrow – A Portland Journey from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.

Produced 2015 by Uncage the Soul Productions
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In association with TEDx Portland and 503
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Original Music Composition by Peter Bosack
Visual Effects Artist Chloie Medeiros

In “Yesterday’s Tomorrow,” we brought our cameras to the same position and angles of our favorite Portland historic images. We wondered, what’s changed? What’s remained the same? This ‘new’ Portland that is captivating national attention- how new is it really?

We’ve seen books and blogs using the “Then and Now” treatment to show side by side the historic and present via photos. But in our curiosity and research, we could not find many or any examples of this comparison being done with motion video. Thinking about it more, we got excited to use timelapse and slow motion to bend and warp present time while exploring past time. The idea was sparked. The project started. Research into what old photos existed began.

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