I am a lifetime storyteller. I use my camera to convey stories with a strong sense of place and emotion. I prefer a minimalist clean image with a photojournalistic feel, without contrived or overblown edits. I was blessed in youth to live in Yellowstone Park, surrounded by astonishing photographers. I have been most heavily influenced by the work of Walker Evans, Edward Weston, William Henry Jackson, and my mentor John Stamets.


I teach photography in formal classroom settings, on ships and in small seminars. I also exhibit, publish, and do custom shoots. My subjects include nature, landscapes, architecture, nightscapes, and historic rephotographics. My favorite camera is my Graflex 4x5 monorail, which I shoot in B&W film and develop in house. I also shoot a Graflex Speed Graphic 4x5 for remote work, and various Pentax DSLRs. I enjoy the challenge of remote field work. I've been lucky to have opportunities to take photographs in places from Greenland to arctic Alaska and the Mediterranean.


  • Skiers at the entrance of a tunnel on Snoqualmie Pass

    PNW Calendars

    Ordinary Adventures and I frequently collaborate to...

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  • Boats sail in front of Mt. Rainier

    Washington on the Water

    One of my favorite assignments is to...

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  • Cranberries fall into a truck at CranMac farms

    Long Beach Cranberry Harvest

    Thanks to the Long Beach Visitor's Bureau,...

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  • Ceaseless Change: South Lake Union

    Currently on exhibit: Ceaseless Change: South Lake...

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  • Iconic Views

    Available soon: the first of our series...

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  • Pacific Northwest Seasons: Up Close

    Designed for interior decorators, this is a...

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  • Picturing the AYPE

    I have fond memories of working on...

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  • Elwha River: A River Reborn

    Large format maps prepared for the Elwha...

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  • Sage Spirit

    I prepared maps for the book "Sage...

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In his book “Just Ride” author/bicycle company owner Grant Peterson uses the term “beausage” to describe how things don’t get…

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About Us
I serve up innovative photography and cartographic solutions to many communities, including architects, real estate, and historic preservation specialists in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. I can provide digital imaging or traditional large format silver-based black and white photography to meet HABS/HAER and archival needs. Examples of our services include architectural photography for new construction or historical preservation, new business packages, including photos and maps for websites, printed materials, or advertising, fine art photography, product line imaging, and process documentation.

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R. Jay Flaming Photography (LLC)
Seattle WA
(206) 569-5486

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