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About Adam Bacher

When your vision becomes a reality, how will you tell your story? I’m a commercial photographer and photojournalist based in Portland, Oregon, since 1991. I specialize in commercial location photography for businesses. The majority of this work is for architectural, corporate, editorial, and public relations clients, and appears in a variety of print and electronic media. You can view samples online at: Since 2007 I’ve been taking a month each year to devote my time towards humanitarian missions. Three trips have taken me to Rwanda, for a project documenting the countries recovery from the genocide in 1994, which claimed the lives of one-million people in the course of 100 days. Images and stories from the places I visited are featured on my blog site at: This November, I’m going to Haiti for 4 weeks, to help two non-profits working tirelessly to save and rebuild lives following the earthquake in 2010. As well as donating my still and video images, I plan to create a traveling print exhibit, and a multi-media educational presentation to build awareness and remind us of Haiti's needs. If you’re interested in project please see this link: My commercial work makes this humanitarian effort possible. I exhibit and speak nationally, offering a provocative visual and journalistic insight into contemporary Rwanda and the recovery, reconciliation, and reconstruction of the of the country. This message of hope, peace, and diversity, has been enthusiastically received at peace conferences, corporate gatherings, and in public schools. Specialties All aspects of location photography including: Architectural, Corporate, Editorial, People, Public Relations, Travel and Photojournalism. .

Photos of Ravens on Mt Hood

I meant to go skiing when Raven caught my eye, flirting in the trees behind the parking lot at Timberline Lodge.  Were there ten, twenty, maybe thirty? I watched from the car.  They flew with delight, diving and rising, weaving in and out and around snow covered trees. At the stand of old growth Douglas [...]

By |2015-02-06T21:34:26-08:00April 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Professional photography and your online presence – building trust and connections with clients

A picture is worth a 1,000 words.  Building trust with your clients is priceless. How photography can increase your bottom line.   Frequently the first contact prospective clients have with your business is online.  The image you project and the photographs you use can make the difference between them contacting you, or moving on. Website [...]

By |2015-02-06T21:33:58-08:00March 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Photographing Waterfalls in Winter

It doesn't snow often in the lower elevations of the Pacific Northwest, but when it does opportunity abounds for beautiful photography.  Silver Falls State Park, and the Trail of Ten Falls is a favorite. Ten major waterfalls are accessible in an 8 mile loop, four of them over 100 feet high. If you’re going out [...]

By |2015-02-06T21:33:08-08:00February 11th, 2014|Landscape, Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Tips for Better Holiday Photographs

To get results like a pro you need to shoot like a pro. Here are few easy tips to improve your photography. 1. SHOOT A LOT Keep the best and leave the rest A big difference between a professional photographer and an amateur is also a simple difference to overcome and master.  For every shot [...]

By |2015-02-06T21:32:16-08:00December 24th, 2013|Photography|0 Comments

Sunset on Haiti’s Caribbean Coast

When you hear the word Haiti, do you ever think of beautiful sunsets, clean beaches, and warm waters of the Caribbean? Have a stay at the L'Amitie Hotel, twenty minutes east of Jacmel. Count the steps from your room to the beach and a chair under a brightly colored umbrella. Order your favorite drink, have [...]

By |2015-02-06T21:27:36-08:00December 5th, 2013|Haiti, Landscape|0 Comments

School Girl in Sunglasses on Motorcycle – Cap Haitian, Haiti

School children on motorcycles are a common sight during the morning  commute in Cap Haitian, Haiti. Copyright 2013 Adam Bacher. All rights Reserved – Absolutely NO usage without prior authorization. On location photography, Portland Oregon photographer Adam Bacher.

By |2015-02-06T21:38:08-08:00November 8th, 2013|Haiti|0 Comments

School Children in Lory, Haiti.

All of the children at the Lory school, Haiti, were treated today at a mobile medical clinic run by a small team of doctors and medical professionals from the U.S.  For the past seven years the HACAOT medical team has come to Haiti for one week each November.  Over 600 people in the village of [...]

By |2015-02-06T21:38:58-08:00November 7th, 2013|Education, Haiti|0 Comments

Leaves and Graffiti on a Curious Autumn Day

On a photography assignment to document the progress of a newly restored wet land area, curiosity led me into a nearby abandoned building where I found these gems. Copyright 2013 Adam Bacher. All rights Reserved – Absolutely NO usage without prior authorization. On location photography, Portland Oregon photographer Adam Bacher.

By |2015-02-06T21:43:09-08:00October 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portland Oregon Skyline with Willamette River

Portland Oregon skyline and the Willamette River, from the east bank esplanade. With dock and sculling boats. Copyright 2013 Adam Bacher. All rights Reserved – Absolutely NO usage without prior authorization. On location photography, Portland Oregon photographer Adam Bacher.

By |2015-02-06T21:41:47-08:00October 12th, 2013|Portland|0 Comments

What a goal looks like at a Portland Timbers soccer game

Soccer fans, the Timbers Army, celebrating when the Portland Timbers scored the winning goal in a game vs. the LA Galaxy, on a very rainy Saturday in Portland, Oregon. Copyright 2013 Adam Bacher. All rights Reserved – Absolutely NO usage without prior authorization. On location photography, Portland Oregon photographer Adam Bacher.

By |2015-02-06T21:42:34-08:00October 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Location – Photography in Haiti: Mobile Medical Clinic in Rural Village of Dondon

Waiting for care is a photographic essay of people waiting to be treated at a one day mobile medical clinic in the village of Dondon, Haiti.  All the photographs were taken on November 9th, 2011.  This collection of 13 images has recently been accepted to the Social Documentary website, dedicated to using the power of [...]

By |2013-10-01T08:06:50-07:00October 1st, 2013|Haiti, Healthcare|0 Comments

Sunrise over Sahara Dessert from Airplane Window

Up late editing and I came across this sunrise, taken from the airplane window over the Sahara Dessert on my first trip to Rwanda, September 25th, 2007. Sunrise over Sahara Dessert from Airplane Copyright 2013 Adam Bacher. All rights Reserved – Absolutely NO usage without prior authorization. On location photography, Portland Oregon photographer [...]

By |2013-09-22T08:48:44-07:00September 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Johnny Cash Live – Portland Oregon 1992

What makes you feel nostalgic?  How about Johnny Cash? or black and white film? or both? Lower left image - Johnny Cash singing with his wife, June Carter Cash. Copyright 2013 Adam Bacher. All rights Reserved – Absolutely NO usage without prior authorization. On location photography, Portland Oregon photographer Adam Bacher.

By |2013-09-18T08:23:53-07:00September 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Timbers Army – The Gift of Soccer

“A hero is a kid who accepts responsibility to uplift herself in the most adverse conditions, maintains herself, and really does succeed in changing her life.” - Boby Duval The past two years Timbers Army (supporters of Portland Timbers professional soccer team), and Far Post Soccer Supply, made generous donations of soccer balls and apparel for children in [...]

By |2013-09-12T07:02:17-07:00September 12th, 2013|Haiti|0 Comments

Congratulations Graduates!

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Tis' the season for graduations.  Here's to the Graduates! Wishing you prosperity, good health, and success in changing the world for the better. CONGRATULATIONS!!! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="2196" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="large"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="2194" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="large"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="2198" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="large"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="2199" alignment="center" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="large"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="2195" alignment="center" border_color="grey" [...]

By |2015-02-06T21:26:36-08:00June 12th, 2013|Life Style|0 Comments

Haiti Mobile Healthcare Clinic

An open stairway climbs the outside back wall of a church in the village of Lorie, in rural northern Haiti. It leads to a low abutting roof, a gap in mason covered wood slats, and a view into the church. In November 2012, the church was transformed into a medical clinic run by the Haitian [...]

By |2013-01-08T19:54:01-08:00January 8th, 2013|Haiti, Healthcare|0 Comments

Soccer in Haiti – History in the Making?

El Toro and L’Athletique d’Haiti players on field at soccer match in Pétionville, Haiti. The larger paths of history are often unrecognizable at origin.  November 10th, 2012, may have been one of those times. The question remains – will the moment be seized now or later.  Either way change is inevitable. […]

By |2012-12-11T18:06:41-08:00December 11th, 2012|Haiti|0 Comments

Giving thanks to those who protect our freedom

Yesterday, a soldier stationed in Afghanistan made his final trip home – American Airlines flight 1037.  Passengers at gate C-2, Dallas Fort Worth airport, stood in silence when his flagged draped coffin arrived on the tarmac.  They watched as the flag was folded with precision into a thick triangle, and his coffin slowly disappear into [...]

By |2012-11-22T11:34:26-08:00November 22nd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hurricane Sandy in Haiti

Reminders from the 3 days of torrential rain in southern of Haiti are many, compliments of Hurricane Sandy.  A week before striking New York City, Sandy was parked just east of Haiti, sucking water from the Caribbean and dumping it back over the land.  It was worst in the south, with upwards of 20 inches [...]

By |2012-11-10T00:16:31-08:00November 10th, 2012|Haiti, Healthcare|2 Comments

Photography in Haiti

Sister Denise Desil with the Little Sisters of St. Thérèse. For the month of November I’ll be doing humanitarian photography work Haiti.  Tomorrow morning, Sister Denise Desil, a nun from the Little Sisters of St. Thérèse, will pick me up at the Port Au Prince airport.  Founded in Haiti in 1948, the Little [...]

By |2012-10-29T11:43:30-07:00October 29th, 2012|Haiti|0 Comments

Interior Architectural Photography – Alexander Hamilton Custom House

The historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, in New York City’s financial district, is currently the home of The National Museum of the American Indian. The Customs Service occupied the building from 1907-1973.  A hub for international trade, activity in this rotunda was engulfed with frenetic energy integral to the economic engine of American capitalism. [...]

By |2012-09-30T20:57:15-07:00September 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Disconnected in the Wilderness

Mountain goat on the side of Sahale Peak, North Cascades National Park, Washington. The mind’s internal chatter is quieted, miles into the wilderness of the North Cascades National Park.  Completely disconnected from the electronic busy-ness below.  Not a care in the world.  Face to face is the only communication for the coming days. [...]

By |2012-08-07T18:13:19-07:00August 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Happy 4th of July

Portraits of Haiti - Patient at Lorie clinic. Native Americans and Alaskans account for 1.2% of the U.S. population. The rest of us are immigrants.   HAPPY 4th of JULY!   This woman was one of 1500 patients treated in five days at a mobile healthcare clinic in Haiti, run by the U.S based [...]

By |2012-07-05T06:59:08-07:00July 5th, 2012|Haiti, Healthcare|3 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Cow Intestines

In the back of the Point Sande Market, along the Artibonite River in Haiti, a woman hangs cow intestines on a line to dry in the sun.  Citrus juice from sour oranges is commonly used to clean many types of meat, including this - inside and out.  Once dry the intestines are cut up and [...]

By |2012-09-15T20:21:16-07:00December 3rd, 2011|Haiti|3 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Soccer in Cité Soleil

Cité Soleil is the poorest most dangerous area of Port Au Prince.  Twenty years ago Robert Duval went to Cité Soleil and established the Foundation L' Athlitique d' Haiti, teaching sports, and providing meals and schooling for many of the children.  Full story to come. Copyright 2011 Adam Bacher, All rights reserved. Absolutely NO usage [...]

By |2012-09-15T20:22:26-07:00November 29th, 2011|Haiti|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Elder Abandonment

Her face pulled attention for a photograph.  Local vendors and their story drew wonderment.  The old woman often accompanied her daughter, a regular seller at the Pont Sondet market, along the Artibonite River in Haiti.  They arrived in mornings from the northern area of Haiti’s central plateau, worked the market all day, and left before [...]

By |2012-09-15T20:23:20-07:00November 26th, 2011|Haiti|1 Comment

Portraits of Haiti – Battle of Vertières Day

Haiti's ultimate independence from France was won in The Battle of Vertieres, a site now part of the city of Cap Haitian.  Historians tell that on November 18th, 1803, the leader of the Haitian rebels, General François Capois, mounted a great horse and led the charge against the French army.  In a hail of bullets [...]

By |2012-09-15T20:28:29-07:00November 23rd, 2011|Haiti|1 Comment

Portraits of Haiti – Citadel Cistern from Bottom

The Citadel is a fortress built on a mountain top in northern Haiti after the revolution in 1804 to defend against any French attempt to retake the former colony.  Inside are cisterns built to retain enough drinking water to sustain Haitian troops for up to a year.  This photo was taken at the bottom of [...]

By |2012-09-15T20:25:31-07:00November 22nd, 2011|Haiti|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Midwife of Lorie Village

Bernadette Joseph is a  traditional Haitian midwife working in the Lorie Village area of northern Haiti.  The following is from an interview I did with her last week.   Q: What’s your name and what do you do? A:  They call me Bernadette Joseph.  When the women are pregnant I deliver the babies. Q: How long [...]

By |2012-09-15T20:30:46-07:00November 18th, 2011|Haiti|1 Comment

Portraitsof Haiti – What’s Coming Up

The mobile medical clinic members (less six interrupters and a Haitian doctor), pose for a photo after 5 days of clinics which treated 1,480 people.  I'm on the far left. The team is now back in the United States. Tomorrow is a national holiday. Haitian President, Michel Martelly, will be in Cap Haitian in [...]

By |2012-09-15T20:31:55-07:00November 17th, 2011|Haiti|2 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – HACAOT Saves Boy’s Life

This boy arrived to the HACAOT mobile medical clinic in severe respiratory distress.  He was immediately taken from the waiting crowd, and given a nebulizer to open the airways in his lungs (photo below).  A doctor worked with him for two and half hours.  Each time the nebulizer was removed he went into respiratory failure. [...]

By |2012-09-15T20:32:51-07:00November 17th, 2011|Haiti|9 Comments

Portraits of Haiti: 2 School Girls from Cap Haitian

  "We play with little plates and little cooking pots and little cups. We have little cooking utensils that go in the houses. We pretend to eat." They have tea parties - just like our children. (click this link for slides and video) Copyright 2011 Adam Bacher, All rights reserved. Absolutely NO usage without prior [...]

By |2012-09-15T20:37:33-07:00November 14th, 2011|Haiti|20 Comments

Portraits of Haiti: Lorie Soccer Team

In the red shirt holding the ball is the captain of the soccer team for the village of Lorie, 30 minutes from Cap Haitian, and the north coast of Haiti.  He's one of the 515 people treated in two days in the village of Lorieby a mobile health care clinic, run by the Haitian Caribbean [...]

By |2012-09-15T20:40:11-07:00November 12th, 2011|Haiti|8 Comments