Portland. I got really sick while leaving the Olympic Peninsula, so I spent my time in Portland resting. On the few occasions where I was out, there weren’t many spectacular things to see. Yet, I am a tourist and a photographer and while walking around in the neighborhood I got to witness what people might call the »other side« of Portland. Homelessness is huge and impossible to ignore in this city. I had no really helpful coping mechanism at that point. I felt overwhelmed and a bit scared. A certain amount of guilt was there, too. Especially since I want to cover everything I see with my camera. But what about the suffering of others?