"I don't paint portraits, I paint people in their surroundings" Edouard Vuillard This Statement by the French portrait painter sums up my work very well. I am not a studio photographer, I am not a headshot photographer. I need a sense of place, an environment to create my images. Home for me is the Pacific Northwest. Most of my images are shot within the area that I call, the "Four Nations" region. The traditional hunting grounds of the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, Puyallup and Nisqually Indian Nations. More or less King, Pierce and Thurston Counties. Miigwech. James Allen.