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Portland, ME, 04101
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I would love to hear from you regarding projects which include brand management, design, photography, and project management.

Questions about photography technique, mind numbing technological challenges, or equipment and tools? Ask away!

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Parlez vous Ingles?

Frances Buerkens

While speaking French is not an absolute necessity here, thanks to a fair abundance of English speakers, communication is not always easy. I am reminded of my travels through Turkey, occasionally able to understand, but powerless to respond aside from basic manners. "Oui, no, merci, tres bien". I now have a few essential pieces of vocabulary (please excuse the spelling, I only know how to pronounce them!) like combustible de camping (white gas) and diluant pour peinture (paint thinner). Thanks to my time in South America, after being directed to a Sherwin Williams to buy white gas for our whisperlite, I now just head to the paint shop - typically far more abundant than a camping store, incredibly cheap, and sold by the quart instead of the gallon. Aside from that, my French is hilarious and mostly consists of standing around feeling stupid with a big grin on my face, hoping that an English speaker will magically appear by my side. So far, it's worked every time.

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