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Ralph’s Photo Show Continues

Rod Erickson, who learned to yodel from a Gonzaga opera instructor and now operates Spirit Lake’s Fireside Lodge, is another of the subjects that you’ll find in Ralph Bartholdt’s photography exhibit, “Neighbors,” at the Coeur d’Alene Library. You can see Ralph’s exhibit through Sept. 30 at the library @ Front & 7th. And you can read Rod Erickson’s story here.

Ralph’s NIdaho ‘Faces’ On Display

Above, you see World War II veteran John Meschko in his St. Maries home. John’s portrait by Ralph Bartholdt is one of many that is on display through Sept. 30 at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library lower gallery as part of Ralph’s photography exhibit: “Neighbors, Faces of North Idaho.” Ralph is a long-time North Idaho blogger (see: Skookum Photography in right rail) and now a reporter for the Bonner County Bee. Ralph e-mails Hucks Online: ” These are images of Panhandle people that I interviewed for stories over the past decade ranging from a heavy-legged Priest Lake barber to Jonesy Woltering, a 70-something independent woman who lived at Little Carpenter Creek south of Fernwood and prided herself in being able to hunt ‘as well as any man.’ A few celebs such as the late Vernon Baker and classical guitarist Leon Atkinson, but mostly just neighbors, unfamed but still worth celebrating for their decency and candor and humanness.”

Parting Shot — 5.7.10

Ralph Bartholdt/Skookum Photography didn’t provide identification for the individuals in this photo he snapped at a recent Timberlake Middle School track meet. But I enjoyed seeing the intensity he caught on this coach’s (father’s?) face. You can look at other shots that Ralph’s posted of the meet on Facebook here.

Skookum: Melvin & His Electric Motor

Melvin is a tricycle ninja. Pass him at the Post Office and by the time you pull up to the pumps three blocks away, exit your car, lift the cap and insert a card for the inevitable $40 debit, he’s on his third lap around you like a porpoise in a silent sea, quietly getting closer. The tricycle he rides is sweatless. More from Ralph Bartholdt/Skookum Photography here. (Skookum Photography photo)

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