TRUE HEARTS, Oregon Coast Sweethearts, Thaxters, Clyde Keller photo, 1973, Fine Art Print, Signed


Portrait of the Thaxters
Oregon Coast Sweethearts, Spring 1973

In the Spring of 1973 I was nosing out interesting folk for possible photographs who lived in the rural hinterlands of the small coastal community of Nehalem on the Oregon Coast. The Thaxter's proved to be a delight, a retired elderly couple interested in gardening, wildflowers and herbs. They are shown standing by their primitive cottage (by the Nehalem river) during a lull in the drizzle, typical for coastal weather. It remains a favorite feature photograph I made while working on the North Coast Times Eagle newspaper. Years later, the charm of the Thaxter's fairytale continues to resonate, with its straightforward joyous simplicity.

My documentary image caught the Thaxters on film utilizing a Nikon F film camera and 24mm Nikkor lens. The exposure was made on Kodak TRI-X film. The original negatives have been kept in dark storage and are in pristine condition

16x20 Inch Archival Giclee Print, true archival print, 150+ years
Satin Paper, Pigmented Inks
Image Dimensions @ 12x18 Inches with white border
Signed/Titled and Dated by Clyde Keller
Presented in Archival Sleeve, Unframed
Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking
PRICE; $280.00


11x14 or 12x18 inch Fuji Crystal Archive photographic print(s)
Lustre Paper, fade resistant for over 20 years
Image dimensions @9x13.5 or 11x16.5 inches with white border
Signed/Titled and dated by Clyde Keller
Presented in archival sleeve, Unframed
Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking
PRICE: $155.00 and $195.00

NOTE: The printed copyright information appearing on the web display print, is removed for your purchase print.

My archival fine art print offers an exquisite range of tone, depth and brilliancy... faithfully capturing the Sea Lion in its natural color; the rest of the image is toned black and white. Suitable for immediate safe viewing (the 16x20 inch print is clear sleeved on foam core board) and ready for framing.


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My work is sold as Fine Art Giclee (inkjet) prints or fade resistant Fuji Crystal Archive (photographic) prints.

Clyde is known internationally for his historic photographs of Robert F. Kennedy. His RFK images are featured in Rory Kennedy's documentary film, "ETHEL" which debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights has recently acquired key images from Clyde's RFK portfolios for their collection. Historic photos of author Ken Kesey, William Burroughs and actor Bill Murray are featured in Mark Christensen's book Acid Christ. Clyde's portrait of actor/director Warren Beatty is the cover photo for Peter Biskind's, Star. Several vintage documentary images appear in a new NFL films project, entitled, "Fearsome Foursome" as well as Dan Forrer's upcoming HBO documentary film centering on the birth of Hip Hop music. The Seattle Museum of History and Science now features his vintage Seattle skyline panoramas. His regional portraits of surviving pioneer families (and characters) appear in several new books, periodicals and webzines, including Ken Bilderback's, Creek with No Name, a new soft cover about the history of Cherry Grove, Oregon.

Clyde is the grandson of Clyde Leon Keller, (1872-1962) an important Oregon-based Plein-Air Impressionist Painter. His portfolios can be viewed at

"True Hearts" Copyright © 1973 Clyde Keller


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