Pop Art Pinup Open Studio Featuring Jaret Ferratusco.
Friday - Aug, 2, 2013

PARALLEL SKELETON: This tiny collection of images was created with a 35mm camera using b/w film, by Jaret Ferratusco. Comprised mostly of snippets from various projects spanning the past two or three years, portions of this work have been featured in gallery exhibits or appeared elsewhere in print and online featurettes, zines, literary reviews, or the waiting room pamphlets of various mental health organizations. 

Pop Art Pinup
211 Se Madison
Portland, OR 97214


TRAVEL NOTICE | Photographer For Hire
June 16 to 28. Los Angeles, CA.
Dear you. Fine Art B/W Portraiture; band, figure model, headshot, documentary. I will be spending the rest of June shooting in LA and could use some extra work if you're looking to solicit a photographer to drink/create with. Please send me a private message for rates. Hey.



On Monday, the 4th of March, I'll be reading from a new short story called Summary Switched Bodies at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR opening for my southwestern friends BRONCHO.

This full-scale stage performance of Summary Switched Bodies will feature:

Alexander Boyce, visuals.
Jillian Rabe, additional voice.
Kira Distler, film adaptation.
Lindsay DeArmond, film adaptation.
Myrrh Larsen, sounds.

I hope to see you there.



Good afternoon. First up on the list of brand new announcements is an 8-date tour with BRONCHO in California, including dates with soul's new smooth voice, Oklahoma-based JD McPherson and a few dates with native-Californian punk legends Social Distortion. I'll be shooting photographs on the road on all dates from Dec. 6-14, so hopefully I'll get to see some of your dance skeletons and shake the arthritic hands. More news to come in January, but that's it for this paragraph. Have a swell holiday weekend, everyone.

Yours / JARET.

12/6 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour w/ JD McPherson
12/7 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room w/ JD McPherson
12/8 Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo w/ JD McPherson
12/9 Felton, CA @ Don Quixote's w/ JD McPherson
12/10 Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
12/11 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues w/ Social Distortion
12/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Records
12/14 Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues w/ Social Distortion


CHANNEL: Corpse On Pumpkin YOUTUBE

Jaret Ferratusco's CORPSE ON PUMPKIN presents a new photographic channel on YouTube. You can view it from wherever there's an internet connection; library, hotel room, at work, at your sister's boyfriend's house, mall kiosks, clinic waiting rooms, City Hall, your boyfriend's bed, your husband's trunk, anywhere. The launch party, however, is in Portland. Please join us either via web or at the opening party, where we will be streaming the channel all night. Musical guest Myrrh Larsen. Come in and say hello, have a drink and watch films.

We're also serving specialized pumpkin cocktails via Warship Rum. It's a cash only bar, so bring some change. Dress nice if you like; make his/her eyes drawn to you, take somebody home to bed and be Facebook friends the morning after. What have you got to lose?

@ The Steep And Thorny Way To Heaven
1464 SE 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Please join photographer Jaret Ferratusco in a quiet, very harmful celebration of cinematic disconnection. The party's only for one night, but the channel will be updated frequently. Join us. Walk away from your future.


Keen. I'll be heading out on tour again in the latter half of September shooting photographs on the road with Oklahoma sons of bitches BRONCHO for a few weeks. I'll be opening the show in Portland, reading from a new short story called 'Birth Of An Accomplice', which will be a full stage performance with Alexander J. Boyce on visuals, Benjamin King on guitar, Jillian Rabe on additional voice, with a companion film I shot featuring Lindsay DeArmond, Floofie, and Nujen. I hope to see your faces on the road. Hold my hand and give me a hug. Let's share a beer. Let's cut whales in half.

Sept. 14 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
Sept. 16 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
Sept. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Sept. 19 - Santa Cruz @ Crepe Place
Sept. 20 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Sept. 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
Sept. 22 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Sept. 24 - Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
Sept. 25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits


Good afternoon. On tour this month with Tulsa, Oklahoma's Broncho and LA's The Shrine doing photography, some sporadic readings, hoping to sell a few books and drinking a lot in the meantime.

May 22 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
May 23 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
May 24 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
May 25 - Waitsburg, WA @ Anchor Bar
May 26 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
May 27 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
May 29 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
May 30 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
May 31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
June 1 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
June 2 - Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Room
June 3 – Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits


I will be reading from a new short story titled The Angels In Locked Attic Street for the Someday Incubator variety show at the Someday Lounge in Portland, OR on Tuesday the 15th of May. This will be a full multi-media performance with Alex Boyce, including soundscapes and short films I made with models Floofie and Velocity. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm, I go on at 10:30pm. 21+ / NSFW.


Contemporary Ghosts
20 portraits on 35mm film by Jaret Ferratusco

“They're only dreams,” you say. Though the pills and the alcohol and the short sweetnesses of phrase from people you're close too (if there are any) are here to remind you it'll be better tomorrow, each day is actually longer than the next, until fairly soon it's just one long day, one long year you've been living since you were a kid. Touching upon life-draining themes of the long-term effects related to emotional abuse, CONTEMPORARY GHOSTS explores a corner of the day-to-day struggle to appear normal while standing alone looking at your own reflection in a mirror, as a person attempts weakly or with great strength, to trace the origins of the terror that despondence and depression can bring down upon a simple existence in a simple place, surrounded by hundreds of other people you feel you can't relate to. Who else went through what you went through? And then, if you don't care, who will? Sometimes deception and lost innocence won't just follow you to the grave, it will chase you there. And what persists in lingering in the mind will in this way become much stronger than the will to forget. Avoidance sometimes just brings you closer. .

Opens First Thursday, May 3rd | 7-10pm.
May 2012

The Space
1030 NW 12th Avenue, TH1
Portland, OR 97209


Black Portraits
36 Photographs By Jaret Ferratusco

You may experience in your repetitive days, boldly recurring times of overly personal interior doubt that tends to weigh ungraciously heavy. It can be kept well hidden, in these times, hovering behind unvoiced doubts that shiver within you like a vague chill you barely notice. But when you do notice, when you can't let it go, it starts a spiral downward, when these occasional times begin not to separate themselves but to take over seemingly everything. Emotionally antagonistic great weights will sit on your shoulders, the burdens and daily crosses to bear will follow you around, tugging at you from behind, holding you back. Your private, locked eye-to-eye contact in a bathroom mirror will bark out the personal impressions of yourself as you perceive all purpose in you degrading. The constant worry and wonderment over fragile contact will seem too much to handle; the incalculable mystery of your friends and family will frustrate you; your trust, those who trust you or those who don't, those who can't and those who won't. When your mood has shifted for the worse, when you are paranoid yet unmoved, the field of dreams scatters as if exploded, raining down again in a mess; commonly it's unvoiced, unattended to. It burrows and grows silently. In such cases where it may be examined, it's merely voiced-off and considered part of the human condition. That's just life. Depression, overwhelming sadness and discouragement, it's “just life.” You'll say this because they'll say it, and outside everyone agrees. But what of it on the inside. What if it's not a commonality after all. What if it's really just you.

Opens First Thursday, Nov. 3rd | 6pm-10pm.
November 2011

Sequential Art Gallery
328 NW Broadway #113
Portland, OR 97209


Good afternoon everybody. In a few days I will be headed out to join UNWED SAILOR and OWL CITY on the last leg of their North American summer tour. This will be a pretty lovely tour, I imagine, though because I am joining late in the schedule, I'm not entirely sure if I will get any stage time, but I will definitely have both of my books available at the merchandise booth, including the newly released 2011 revision of PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME. If you have the where-with-all, it will be nice to see familiar faces as well as to get acquainted with new ones. Help this little boy feel positive about a bleak summer? Come out and see my friends play and share some drinks with us! Let's take portraits!

Your friend,

7.17 Portland, OR @ The Roseland Theatre
7.19 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
7.23 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theatre
7.25 Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre
7.26 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
7.27 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theatre
7.28 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
7.29 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
7.30 Saint Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium


Corpse On Pumpkin, in Foo Fighters video.

Now streaming at FooFighters.com - I Should Have Known

A few months ago I played a small role in a production for a Foo Fighters video. It was for a Fuse TV project to promote the new record Wasting Light, where one video was made for each song on the album, assigned to various independent directors. 'I Should Have Known' was produced by Two Penguins out of Portland (OR), directed by Daniel Fickle, and it debuted on a Fuse TV special called This Video Sucks, hosted by Dave Grohl. The parts I am in are sprinkled across the first minute of the video; I play the nervous guy in the limousine and after that, with the camera outside City Hall.


Our Breath In The Whale
19 Portraits by Jaret Ferratusco

The road less traveled brought us onto the beach and out past the safe area where you can still feel the sandy floor of the sea. So far out into the water that land was impossible to make out anymore. We would drown or be saved. From below in the limitless darkness of a world closer to the center of the earth, came a vast creature that swallowed us up for good. Over time, moments of introspection became less and less frequent, our few memories of what it was like above the water turned otherworldly, and our time spent inside the belly of the whale brought us to the gradual decision not to do what had been asked of us from above. We did not get down on our knees, asking to be saved, or for others to be saved. Instead, we held onto the idea that things could be different for ourselves. Wearing the same noncommittal blankness over our faces and the same salt-eroded skin around our skeletons, we became unified and self-same, trapped safely inside along with the ghosts of everyone else who may have done the same before us. Inevitably at our last moments, we might see our words made physical in clouds of frost within the convulsing velvet walls closing in on us. And after we say good-bye, it will be easier to get on with the rest of it. Passing out in the belly of a whale.

Showing May 2011
Opening Reception | Wed. May 4 | 6-9pm.

Eastbank Commerce Center
1001 SE Water Ave. #120
Portland, OR 97214


Tour Pictorial / April 2010
Unwed Sailor & Jaret Ferratusco

Tour, April 2010 - A new presentation of photographs from my second book tour behind 'I Grew Up In Amaltherey Hill' with good friends Unwed Sailor, posted on the Corpse On Pumpkin Facebook page.


I am thankful for grave things. Recently I've made grave discoveries. I just, I know, I just, I appreciate the occult, and where it's taken me. And the deaths and the seances and the funerals and the wild parties. It's just, a different world. I like the underworld. I thank you for accepting me.


Sanctuaries will have sharper teeth and darker hearts.

Soft Spoken Narthex - A new presentation of photographs, posted on the Corpse On Pumpkin Facebook page.


Wherever the Devil may know you in whole:

Corpse On Pumpkin Photography
P.O. Box 18237
Portland, OR 97213


Dead Relatives
14 Portraits by Jaret Ferratusco

The ten former bridesmaids of Pauline Amanda Kelly for her Chicago wedding in 2005 (a ceremony documented by the same photographer) are here reunited for the first time as a whole, in remembrance of her brother Jamie Pastorio, at his 2009 funeral in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photographed before and after the memorial service at Mill-Home Funeral Chapel, by Jaret Ferratusco.

Opening Reception Wednesday, Sept. 8 | 6pm-10pm.
Showing September 2010

Eastbank Commerce Center
1001 SE Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214


A few Portland gallery openings coming up in a few months. Please stay tuned for details.



Two brand new galleries at the Corpse On Pumpkin Facebook page:

Sit Here Forever / gallery one
Sit Here Forever / gallery two



SPRING TOUR 2010 w/ Unwed Sailor. I will be on the road for two weeks with my good friends, doing photography and selling my books at the shows. Reading from my new book at select engagements on the tour. Write me for more information.

4.11 - Chicago, IL @ Ronny's
4.12 - Columbus, OH @ the Treehouse
4.13 - Youngstown, OH @ The Lemon Grove
4.14 - Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bears
4.15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
4.16 - NYC, NY @ Pianos
4.17 - Philadelphia, PA @ The M Room
4.18 - Washington, DC @ DC9
4.19 - Norfolk, VA @ The Tap House
4.20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
4.21 - Newport, KY @ The Southgate House
4.22 - St. Louis, MO @ Cicero's
4.23 - Tulsa, OK @ IDL Ballroom w/ Native Lights & Broncho
4.24 - Norman, OK @ TBA (Norman Music Festival w/ Native Lights)
4.25 - Norman, OK @ The Sooner Theatre (Norman Music Festival)

To order 'I Grew Up In Amaltherey Hill':
- Patient, Folded Hands Publishing
- Amazon
- Powell's World of Books


Hello everyone. I was invited to record an episode for Wieden+Kennedy's new web broadcast show Storytime. Click here to stream the episode:

The Appropriate James Pate, a short story by Jaret Ferratusco.

Thank you.


28 b/w portraits by Jaret Ferratusco

March 2010
- Opens March 4, FIRST THURSDAY. 6pm-10pm.
- Reading from my new book I Grew Up In Amaltherey Hill @ 9pm
- Special performance by Joey Casio (K Records) @ 9.30pm

Galerie Salome
625 NW Everett St #101
Portland, Or 97209
(Everett Lofts, NW 6th & Everett)

(open FIRST THURSDAYS 6pm-10pm, and SATURDAYS 1pm-5pm)


You have to fucking wonder sometimes.



New book publishing company is coming along well. Just got off tour with UNWED SAILOR and NATIVE LIGHTS. Now scheduling new photoshoots for the first couple months of 2010. Planning Spring 2010 tour. Working on new book.

I hope you'll stay tuned. Send me your address if you like to get postcards and stickers.


On tour with Unwed Sailor and Native Lights. Reading from my new book 'I Grew Up In Amaltherey Hill' at the shows, right after Native Lights.

11/28 - Tulsa, OK @ The Eclipse
11/29 - Denton, TX @ Dan's Silverleaf
11/30 - Austin TX @ The Mohawk
12/1 - San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven
12/2 - Houston, TX @ Super Happy Fun Land
12/3 - New Orleans, LA @ The AllWays Lounge
12/4 - Baton Rouge, LA @ The Spanish Moon
12/5 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
12/6 - Tampa, FL @ The Fly Bar
12/7 - Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda
12/8 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room
12/9 - Orlando, FL @ Redlight Redlight
12/10 - Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
12/12 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
12/12 - Nashville, TN @ The End
12/13 - Little Rock, AR @ Vino's

See you in the Devil's hands.


Book release/reading on Saturday, November 14th.


Hello everybody. First off, a special thank you to a special someone in North Carolina for helping me get my baby back. This website fell under malfunction a while ago and I was unable to fix it myself. And so I have missed a lot of connections with probably a lot of you. Until now. It's great to be back.


1. Corpse On Pumpkin Photography has birthed an imprint. Patient, Folded Hands Publishing is a new Portland, OR based publishing firm specializing in dark fiction. The first book is coming out in Fall 2009 (my first novella, I Grew Up In Amaltherey Hill). There will be a new section for Patient, Folded Hands here on this website when I get everything back up to speed, but for now, it also has its very own website: patientfoldedhands.com

2. Links will be updated soon and new galleries and other stuff. And, I am touring again in December 2009 with my friends UNWED SAILOR. On this tour I will be selling my new book as well as my previous one, Please Don't Leave Me and hopefully doing a couple live readings along the way.

Maybe I will see you soon.

Your friend,



Good morning. The final dates are not entirely solidified yet, but at the end of May I will be lacing up my Doc Martens or my bowling shoes or something and will be on tour with Unwed Sailor and Sybris doing photography and drinking a lot, from the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast of the United States.

This will be the first opportunity for me to bring my new book Please Don't Leave Me on the road. If you want to purchase a copy from me at any of these cities, they will be on sale at the merchandise booth.

I will have a tour blog running, which I am rather excited about. Because my hand cramps when I use a pen and a personal journal, this time around I will be using an electronic public outlet for this bullshit.

May 27 - Portland, OR @ Someday Lounge
May 28 - Reno, NV @ Satellite Lounge
May 29 - Berkely, CA @ Rasputin Music
May 29 - San Fransisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
May 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Cafe Mariposa
May 31 - Long Beach, CA @ The Prospector
June 2 - Phoenix, AZ @ Modified Arts
June 4 - Mcallen, TX @ The Incubator
June 5 - Houston, TX @ Walters On Washington
June 6 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s Lounge
June 7 - Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
June 8 - Norman, OK @ The Opolis
June 9 - Tulsa, OK @ The Continental
June 10 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
June 11 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
June 12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
June 13 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
June 14 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street
June 15 - Orlando, FL @ The Social


UPDATE NEWS: Photography - Book - Tour. Good morning. This website will shortly be undergoing smallish changes, with updated galleries and archives on the way. It's a new(er) year, here, and we've decided that the world inside this website has more trials to give itself up to. It's growing up, like a little baby boy pitching bits of stone and brick through the windows of an abandoned warehouse. It's refining itself.

We hope to have a new gallery live by March as well as an archive, and...

My book PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME is finally being released in a couple of months by Brown Paper Publishing. It's a collection of fictional short stories. It's sad, at times. Please keep an eye out here for details. You can also check in at MySpace here:

PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME, by Jaret Ferratusco

Details and possible tour with Unwed Sailor soon. Thank you for reading.