The 100 / #71: Charles C. King

#71 Charles C. King Photographer Oregon, USA

Charles's images

    • Parking bikes the Portland Oregon Organic Beer Festival: left to right: Robin Dale,Harmony Bliss, Sue Kim Sok, Hal Ballard. -- Charles C. King
    • Bicycle frame made of Bamboo; seen at the Portland, Oregon Organic Beer Festival. -- Charles C. King
    • Cambodian and English Script at the Cambodian Congregation of the First Baptist Church of Portland Oregon. -- Charles C. King
    • Historic First Baptist Church of Portland Oregon, 157 years. Senior Pastor David Wheeler, Cambodian Pastor Peter Im. -- Charles C. King
    • Historic First Baptist Church--157 years. Senior Pastor David Wheeler Cambodian Pastor Peter Im -- Charles C. King
    • Historic First Baptist Church 157 years old Senior Pastor David Wheeler Cambodian Pastor Im -- Charles C. King
    • A carton of eggs containing colored eggs from Araucana (South American Rumpless) chickens that lay pastel blue,green,and yellow eggs. We get them from a 95 year old Cambodian Grandmother,Sonn Souv,in Newberg, Oregon. -- Charles C. King
    • That picture did not have enough light. All I got was the lampshades. -- Charles C. King
    • 4th of July sparkler, Celebrating American Independence, Beaverton, Oregon. -- Charles C. King
    • Yoeun Chhai, Kim Eng, and friends at our housewarming Party. My wife, Rom, and the people in the picture are all survivors of the Cambodian Killing Fields. -- Charles C. King
    • Cambodian Food at our house warming. The Kings now live on Princess Ave. -- Charles C. King
    • Cambodian Congregation First Baptist Church Portland, Oregon July 2012. -- Charles C. King
    • White Alabaster Marble Track by inventor Andrew Evans, Tualatin, Oregon -- Charles C. King
    • Harvey the Rabbit, Aloha, Oregon; The play/movie Harvey was made famous by James Stewart. Elwood Dowd, played by James Stuart, whose friend was a pooka, in this instance a 6 foot 3 ½ inch invisible rabbit. Harvey’ Marina, whose owner is also named Harvey, adopted this landmark and for each season will appropriately decorate this statue. -- Charles C. King
    • My Cambodian/Chinese niece, Michelle Su Kim Sok, and Raven, the grand-daughter of Seattle Slew, Newberg, Oregon. -- Charles C. King
    • Stopped by a train on a country road in the Oregon Wine Country, Newberg, Oregon. -- Charles C. King
    • Michelle Su Kim Sok, my Cambodian/Chinese niece, in front of The Spruce Goose at Evergreen Air and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. -- Charles C. King
    • My niece, Michelle Su Kim Sok, in front of the Spruce Goose, at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Wings and Waves Waterpark,McMinnville, Oregon -- Charles C. King
    • Charles C. King in front of a biplane, at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Wings and Waves Waterpark, McMinnville, Oregon. Picture taken by Michelle Sok. -- Charles C. King
    • Sand In The City, sand sculptures, Pioneer Square, Portland, Oregon. -- Charles C. King
    • Sand in the City, Sand Sculptures, Pioneer Square, Portland, Oregon, children playing in the sand. -- Charles C. King
    • Miles to the World, Pioneer Square, Portland, Oregon. -- Charles C. King
    • Japanese Theater Noh/Kyogen performance at Lincoln Hall, Portland State University; Sponsored by Larry Kominz and Christina Miles Summer Theater Course. -- Charles C. King
    • Alice Sumida, 98, Portland Oregon matron, watching her first Japanese theater Noh/Kyogen performance at Lincoln Hall, Portland State University; Sponsored by Larry Kominz and Christina Miles summer theater course. Alice walked into the hall with no assistance and with no hearing aids, smiled, heartily laughed, and thoroughly enjoyed the performance. She even allowed me to kiss her on the cheek. -- Charles C. King
    • Prof. Thuy Chanthourn PhD, Deputy Director Institute of Culture and Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Cambodia: Discoverer of an ancient Iron Smelting Site in Cambodia; meeting the Cambodia Community in Portland, Oregon, July 2012 at Saron Khut’s Cambodian Restaurant; Mekong Bistro. -- Charles C. King
    • Cambodian Community attending the presentation of Prof. Thuy Chanthourn PhD, Deputy Director Institute of Culture and Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Cambodia at Saron Khut’s Cambodian Restaurant; Mekong Bistro in Portland Oregon. -- Charles C. King
    • Silver Creek Falls, 177 feet, South Falls, Silverton, Oregon. The red spot under the fall is my niece Michelle Su Kim Sok. -- Charles C. King
    • The Weather Rock, Swiss Village Restaurant, Lyons, Oregon; I use to stop there to get an ice cream cone and an occasional hamburger, every time I traveled between Bend, Oregon and Portland, Oregon. This trip the café was closed. How Sad. At least Michelle got to see the Weather Rock. -- Charles C. King
    • My brother, Michael King, pointing to the Three Sisters mountains from Mount Bachelor, Bend Oregon; The ski lift runs during the summer to take people to view the Cascade Mountains and High Lakes. There is a Park Ranger that tells the history of the formation of the Cascade Range. -- Charles C. King
    • Charles C. King at Viewpoint, overlooking Prineville, Oregon, his home town, 1940-1960; Viewpoint was also the place that young couples could go to make-out. Prineville was established in 1877, owns its own Railroad, is the home base for Les Schwab Tire Centers, the #2 private tire retailer in the U.S, is a data center for Facebook, and Apple. Charles worked in his father’s (Elvis King), restaurant in 1956-1959 making salads, washing dishes, cashier, and waiter. Charles served Les Schwab when Les hand only two stores. Charles went to school and was a marble champ at Ochoco Grade School located at the bottom of the rim of the viewpoint. -- Charles C. King
    • Charles King, 71, left handed; brother Michael King, 69, right handed demonstrating the moribund game of Marbles at the Deschutes County Fair, Redmond, Oregon sponsored by the Des Chutes Historical Museum, Bend. Oregon. Charles was a Marble Champ in 1954,1955,1956 winning 6000 marbles in at Ochoco Grade School, Prineville, Oregon. -- Charles C. King
    • My brother, Michael King, and I knuckling-up at a Marble Demonstration, sponsored by the Bend Historical Society, at the Deschutes County Fair, Redmond, Oregon. We play marbles for many hours when we were children, about 1945-1956. We did not get TV until about 1955, no cell phones or IPods. Radio was our only electronic device and we would listen to it on Sunday afternoon to radio programs like The Lone Ranger, Sky King, The Green Hornet, and others. So marbles was our entertainment until darkness sit in. -- Charles C. King
    • Michael King, Lyle A. Rhoan, Charles King. Lyle soundly beat Charles in a game of marbles. Lyle is from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon. They met at the Deschutes County Fair in Redmond, Oregon. Michael lives in Bend and Charles in Beaverton, Oregon. -- Charles C. King

About Charles

Tell us a little about yourself:
I have worked as a photographer and journalist for Asian Newspapers in the Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington area since 2000. I have traveled and taken pictures in Egypt, Cambodia, Thailand, Spain, Mexico, Canada, Korea, and Japan.

I have met and had my picture taken of three Noble Peace Laureates: Kim Dae Jung, Jodi Williams, and F.W. de Clerk.

Because I am married to a Cambodian woman I have many Cambodian grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

I love to take pictures of any subject and experiment.

My Great grandparents were Cherokee Indian, I have two children that are half Egyptian, one half South American-Puerto Rican, Hawaiian 2nd cousins, a Cambodian wife, and I am a redneck by default. My father, Elvis King, married his cousin-in-law three days before his 99th birthday. So my 2nd cousin is my mother, and my 3rd cousins my brother and sister. My first wife divorced me and married my 70 year old uncle so my wife is now my aunt and my children are my cousins. My Great grandmother was the midwife of Abraham Lincoln.

In my life time I have worked as a forklift driver, cabinet maker, carpenter, telegrapher, gandy dancer, husbandman, pig and goat farmer, janitor, photographer, journalist, and office manager. It took me 36 years to graduate from college (1959-1995).

What one thing are you most proud of in your 71 years so far?
My being able to help and give hope to the downtrodden and poor.

What one thing do you hope to have achieved by the age of 100?
My Autobiography and pictorial Family History.

What piece of advice would you give to your 10 year old self?
Stay out of the sun, use sunscreen, because you will get skin cancer, Stop drinking Soda Pop, it will give you an ulcer, learn to use the photo developing kit you parents gave you, study photography and writing, it will become your passion. Don’t play basketball in College; Study and graduate.

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