BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Looking for a way to put Bend under the Christmas tree? A new photographic collaboration makes it possible, just in time for the holidays.
Wednesday outing, Ineffable (Vol III) is a photo book created by photographer and designer Bend Richard Bacon, featuring 33 local photographers and Visit Bend. The book contains nearly 100 images showcasing the landscapes, people, world-class recreation, and urban environments of central Oregon.
“With the pandemic changing travel plans for many of us, Ineffable offers a unique way to experience the beauty and character of Bend, ”said Nate Wyeth, Visit Bend vice president of marketing and communications, and a collaborating photographer. “The best thing is that all the money made from this book will help protect Bend’s wild places.”
Ineffable is offered for $ 15, with 100% of proceeds going to the Bend Sustainability Fund, a program designed to take care of the places that care for us by reinvesting in the Bend community. Books are available for purchase at Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District, at all Backporch and Thump Coffee stores, Outside-In, and the Bend Visitor Center downtown. A complete list of companies where the book is available is available at visitbend.com/ineffable.
The new tome of Ineffable includes a dedication to the late Alex Kollar, a photographer and kayaker from Bend who died earlier this year. Kollar’s photograph was included in all three volumes of Ineffable, and book sales from the December 8 opening event will go to its memorial fund.
Bend Lane photographer Pearson was a dear friend of Kollar’s and a contributor to all three volumes of the books. “It’s a great way to honor and cherish the memories of Alex, a true adventurer and ambassador for all the great things the outdoors in central Oregon,” said Pearson. “As someone born and raised in Bend, I love how Ineffable captures the spirit of this region. In a world of digital scrolling, it is important to have a collection of photographs on paper.
The book is 84 pages long and is printed on special uncoated paper using a unique printing technique designed to enhance photographic images. 2021 marks the third volume in this popular collection of photos from central Oregon. The first two editions of Ineffable raised nearly $ 25,000 which will be reinvested through the Bend Sustainability Fund.
For an overview of Ineffable, including a sample of images contained in the book, visit www.visitbend.com/ineffable.
About Visit Bend:
Visit Bend is a non-profit, non-membership economic development organization dedicated to promoting tourism on behalf of the Town of Bend. We’re a leading provider of information on hotels, restaurants, things to do and do in Bend, Oregon, and vacation planning in Oregon. To learn more or to order a free official Bend Visitor’s Guide, contact Visit Bend at 1-800-949-6086 or visit www.visitbend.com.
About the Bend Sustainability Fund:
The Bend Sustainability Fund was established by Visit Bend in 2021 with the aim of reinvesting tax revenues from chambers in facilities related to sustainable tourism in and around Bend. In its first year, the Bend Sustainability Fund awarded $ 840,000 to Bend organizations ranging from the High Desert Museum to Discover Your Forest. For more information on the Bend Sustainability Fund, visit bendsustainabilityfund.com.