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Concepia opens Saturday with first solo show for photographer Randy Laybourne

Help celebrate the opening of Concepia, Friday Harbor
Help celebrate the opening of Concepia, Friday Harbor's latest business venture, and view the first solo show of Randy Laybourne, Saturday from 2-5 p.m., in Churchill Corner, just above the ferry landing.
— image credit: Concepia / Randy Laybourne

Concepia, Friday Harbor's latest business venture, opens Saturday with the first solo show of Randy Laybourne, 2-5 p.m., in Churchill Corner, just above the ferry landing.

Concepia is run by John Sinclair, a local photographer and nine-year resident of San Juan Island. His interest in photography and desire to maintain a year-round island life led him to open a retail space in Friday Harbor.

Up until just recently, he was commuting back and forth to Siberia, helping the Russians drill better oil wells. Now he is offering a different kind of service, one that sits much closer to his heart: photography.

Concepia is photography gallery and studio, offering large-format printing, standard and custom framing, photography bookstore, Web site design, and technology and photography tutoring.

About Randy Laybourne's show, "Going":
This series of photographs captured during a journey from California to British Columbia showcases Laybourne's talent as a photographer. Shot with a variety of cameras and films, it documents the small nuances of life that we often walk straight past.

From aging roller-coasters to commercial signs, Laybourne's range of subjects is diverse, but the emotional connection is consistent throughout. It's classic Americana photography, but with a focus on the unusual.

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