Welcome to ARKPHOTOS.COM - The website for Alexander R. King Photography. Specializing in contemporary and historic images.

I am a Portland, Oregon based wilderness enthusiast, political scientist, photographer, darkroom artist and archivist of historical photography.

In July 2014, I had the pleasure of attending a lecture at the Portland Art Museum by Julia Dolan PH.D. One thing (amongst many) that stuck in my head was a quote she mentioned regarding photography as "The Mirror with a Memory". I think this is a perfect way to describe my passion for the art. When people ask me "Oh what do you shoot" and I try to explain that I love photographing everything, I get looks like I don't know what I am doing because I don't "focus" (pun intended) on one thing.

Simply put, I see my photography and the vintage images I bring back to life as using this medium as a "mirror with a memory".

NEXT UPDATE: Mt Hood, 2015

The Alexander R. King Collection numbers well over a million images and is growing.

Please enjoy browsing the galleries and purchase photographs if you wish.

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