Tape no.5: Ray Bidegain

In Tape no.5 I visited photographer and educator Ray Bidegain at his home here in Portland, Oregon. We talked about his youth, his journey from commercial to fine art and his general thoughts on the craft of photography. Ray also turned the tables on me for the last few minutes of the chat.

Recorded January 29th, 2019. All conversations are recorded face-to-face. These are… the Diffusion Tapes.

Show notes:


Finding Beauty

 Brooks Institute

University of Arizona

Irving Penn

Richard Avedon

Helmut Newton

Edward Weston

The Kramer

 Ruth Bernhard

Devon Rawlings

Keith Carter

The Daybooks of Edward Weston

Susan de Witt

Lyceum Portland

Emmitt Gowan

Portland Art Museum

Portland Photo Council

Maxine Sferra - tintypist

One Twelve Publishing / Diffusion

Lori Vrba

Ray’s Instagram