The View From Here

Portland Sunset 2, 2020. Copyright James Foley.

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“With many Oregonians suffering from a severe case of cabin fever during the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon Historical Society is especially delighted to share a stunning collection of photographs that capture Oregon's remarkable beauty. From the shores of the Pacific to the High Desert of central Oregon to the Portland skyline, British-born photographer James Foley has captured his adopted home at its most unforgettable.

If you are like me, your first reaction to these images will be, “How can I buy one of these photographs for my home or office?” This link will guide you to James Foley’s online store. We are grateful that James is donating a portion of all sales to the Oregon Historical Society.”

Kerry Tymchuk
Executive Director

About the Artist

Born in London, England, James Foley has resided in Oregon since early 2014. For over 20 years, Foley has lived and breathed photography. If he is not taking and editing pictures, planning shoots, or collaborating with other creatives, he is helping aspiring photographers, supporting amateur models, or donating photographic services to charitable causes. Even his dog has his own Instagram account (@alfiegsd).

James’s photography career started with people, from individual and family portraits to weddings and events, shooting in exotic locations such as Cyprus, Italy, and Austria. On weekends, he would shoot landscapes for fun, until friends kept offering to buy his work. This combination of two loves — travel and photography — proved a winning combination, and landscape photography quickly became part of his photographic repertoire. Now, with Oregon at his doorstep, Foley uses landscape photography as an excuse to travel year-round, capturing the beauty of this great state and making as many friends as possible along the way.

Campfire with a View, 2019
Trillium Lake, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Campfire with a View, 2019 

Trillium Lake, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Sunset at Trillium, 2019
Trillium Lake, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Sunset at Trillium, 2019

Trillium Lake, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Golden Hour at Trillium, 2019
Trillium Lake, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Golden Hour at Trillium, 2019 

Trillium Lake, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

The Barn with One Wall, 2020
Bend, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

The Barn with One Wall, 2020 

Bend, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Mountains Shrouded in Mist, 2020
Bend, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Mountains Shrouded in Mist, 2020 

Bend, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Sunset Speedway, 2020
Bend, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Sunset Speedway, 2020 

Bend, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Retreating Tides, 2020
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Retreating Tides, 2020

Cannon Beach, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Footprints in the Sand, 2019
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Footprints in the Sand, 2019 

Cannon Beach, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Serenity After the King Tides, 2020
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Serenity After the King Tides, 2020 

Cannon Beach, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Ethereal Stroll, 2019
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Ethereal Stroll, 2019 

Cannon Beach, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

King Tide Aftermath, 2020
Peter Iredale wreck, Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

King Tide Aftermath, 2020 

Peter Iredale wreck, Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Weathering the Storm, 2020
Peter Iredale wreck, Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Weathering the Storm, 2020

Peter Iredale wreck, Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Gothic Adventure, 2020
Portland, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Gothic Adventure, 2020 

Portland, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Bridge of Calm Waters, 2019
Portland, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Bridge of Calm Waters, 2019 

Portland, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Portland Sunset 1, 2020
Portland, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Portland Sunset 1, 2020

Portland, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

This image was produced with thanks to: Downtown Development Group, Melvin Mark Companies, who kindly granted Foley access to their rooftop.

Portland Sunset 2, 2020
Portland, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Portland Sunset 2, 2020

Portland, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

This image was produced with thanks to: Downtown Development Group, Melvin Mark Companies, who kindly granted Foley access to their rooftop.

Portland Sunset 3, 2020
Portland, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Portland Sunset 3, 2020 

Portland, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

This image was produced with thanks to: Downtown Development Group, Melvin Mark Companies, who kindly granted Foley access to their rooftop.
Portland Lights, 2020
Portland, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Portland Lights, 2020 

Portland, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

This image was produced with thanks to: Downtown Development Group, Melvin Mark Companies, who kindly granted Foley access to their rooftop.
Gorgeous Gorge, 2020
Portland, Oregon
Copyright James Foley

Gorgeous Gorge, 2020 

Portland, Oregon
Copyright James Foley