Love exploring and looking at the juxtapositions, abstracts, and beauty of it all. Photography gives Ron a reason to explore and seek that hidden gem. It’s a wonderful way to communicate with others and also to seek common ground.
— Ron Shufflebarger
Where do you find your inspiration?
The great satisfaction that I receive when others find pleasure in the images I convey. When I discover Mother Nature painting with the boldest of brushes, abstracts that are rich and complex, and I’m able to capture that. When I find remnants of human’s passing that are stately and loving. Mainly though, I find inspiration in about all that is placed before me.
Favorite thing to do in or around Eugene…
Driving out into the countryside, mountains, or to the oceansides.
Quote that inspires your creativity…
“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”
Most of Ron’s working life was as a fine woodworker, building furniture out of his own shop. In other words, he was an elf, but he took up photography to get out of the shop and take time to get a fresh look at what was around him. Ron considers himself a world citizen, but only as a piece of work in progress, not a finished product. Ron and his wife retired and moved to Oregon, being native Kansans, and a whole new perspective to challenge his eyes and spirit.