About Ignite

If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds?

Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to enlighten us – quickly.

How I came to shoot naked chicks (title is a work in progress - be nice)

Lance Hardy

me myself and I


er... I am what I am. Bios are weird and incredibly biased towards sanitized public acceptance. I'm sure a bunch of people like and respect me for my work and personality while an equal (or greater) number roll their eyes and practice derogatory roasts. And that's life.

While toying with the idea of doing a presentation for the last 3 ignites, the subject matter always seemed obvious. Friends and associates don't mind chiming in as well - "do 5 minutes on your photography you idiot!". Yeah, but rather than a pompous expose on my *art* (please say it in your head with a nice billionaire drawl) or an excuse to potentially titillate for no other reason than I COULD, I think it would be interesting to communicate why and how an average joe like me falls into such fascinating projects with so many "normal" people.



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


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