August artist at Thump

This is the press release treatment for what’s on display at Thump this month.

Art photography by Michael CaligureLocal Bend Firefighter Showcases Photography in August Exhibition at Thump Coffee.

Michael J. Caligure, a full-time Bend firefighter since 1982, exhibits images of professional Bend Fire & Rescue firefighters during training and local emergencies in his August photography exhibition at Thump Coffee. Having the experience of both a photographer and a firefighter, Caligure depicts first-hand the energy, emotion and magnificent blaze of the fire scene, while documenting the heroes who risk their lives everyday for our community.

The exhibition for Thump Coffee is a personal statement of Caligure’s career and his enthusiasm for depicting firefighters in action on the scene. Caligure’s photography tells stories of the personal tests, experiences and conquests in the life of a firefighter.

In this exhibition, Caligure’s subject is firefighters in action, however Caligure also enjoys capturing images relating to everyday life and important landmarks in one’s own journey. "My passion for photography began around 1979 when I purchased my first camera," Caligure states, " I enjoy outdoor activities, so many of my photographs consist of landscapes and aerials." His work also includes portraits and sporting events.

Thump Coffee is located in downtown Bend at 25 NW Minnesota Ave. For details, visit or call 541-388-0226.