Over the past few years, Missy Prince's name has appeared in a few different places; LPV Magazine, among other sites, has profiled her work. It seems that Prince has been able to create an audience for herself entirely through the internet, and I was curious to see what impact, if any, this online activity had in real life. Prince grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi, and currently lives in Portland. I suppose the fact that she's from the South and takes color snapshots may lead to some people to immediately think of Eggleston, but her work is a few shades darker than the old master. Naturally, this quality could be chalked up to the famously cloudy skies of the Pacific Northwest. But even when she shows the kind of tree-filled, rugged beauty that we might expect from this part of the country (as in her series "River's Edge"), nothing seems to be perfectly at ease. Portland itself may be enjoying a more prominent role on the national stage thanks to "Portlandia," but Prince's series "82nd Avenue" shows a part of town that strikes a much different tone than the show. It's heartening, then, to find that she's been able to support her activity as a photographer directly through her fans.