Forrest


Sometimes the feelings of extreme are worn on our sleeves. There are times when we can't hold back our cries or laughs, especially when everything around it is controlled by that emotion. Last week I went with a reporter at The Oregonian to photograph a fire in Warm Springs. By the time we arrived, the fire had mostly been contained. There was one man, Forrest Tewee, who lost his house. I was with the other reporter, Stuart Tomlinson, in front of Forrest's home when he appeared. His words were short, and his look was taught. I photographed him as he entered the home for the first time since it had been charred. He had lived in the home since the early 1980’s, his mom left it to him. Without insurance, it will undoubtedly be difficult to put the pieces back together. The story is here.