top 10 deadliest women

I traveled to Central Oregon for the June issue of Glamour a while back to make a portrait of the daughter of Diane Downs, who is on the list (yes, there’s a list) of top 10 deadliest women. On the way down,  I snapped some pics:

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Mt. Washington

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Three Sisters peaks

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The gear and the apres unloading gear soak in the turkish bath

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Downtown Bend and downtown Sisters

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Bronco Billy’s BBQ – a fine eating establishment

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Scouting location for the shoot

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The entire crew and cast

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The tearsheet.

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A photo of Diane Downs, the subject’s mother,  who back in ’83 loaded up her 3 children into the car and shot them all.  She then went to an ER and claimed she had been assaulted on a country road in Oregon.  One of her children died,  and the other two left handicap.  Rebecca, pictured in the tearsheet,  was born while Diane was in prison.

©CLAUDIA HOWELL/THE OREGONIAN