The COVID-19 Pandemic has been devastating on multiple levels. Death, sickness, people losing their businesses, out of work and more. I luckily have been gainfully employed still and busier than ever building websites for people. If I am not creative with my camera I kinda lose my mind and have started to lean into toy photography to keep the me creative. It’s been a lot of fun and I have leaned a lot about photography in the process. Take a look at some of the photos I have been capturing below. You can also view more of my toy photos at ToyPhotographes.com and Macrotoy.photos.
I used to cover protests as a photojournalist for The Bellingham Herald and have always captured photos of local marches for causes I believe in. The video of the death of George Floyd brought me to tears and it made sense for me to put my skillset to use even though I don’t work for a publication anymore. Below are photos from the cleanup efforts in downtown Seattle after the first night of protests that turned into riots. Photos from that evening were used for weeks to portray Seattle in a negative light in certain media outlets. That is what motivated me to do more personal coverage of the protests. People needed to see what was really happening. After that for over 10 days protestors and the Seattle Police clashed in front of the East Precinct. The City of Seattle decided to abandon the precinct and protesters were able to freely walk up the street. Below is the first walk up Pine Street in Capitol Hill after the Police blockade went away on June 8th. I had to run so hard to get ahead of the march I nearly got sick, but this photo was worth it. After I captured […]
The classic pink Elephant Car Wash sign along Denny Way is still there. Although it is not spinning as of late. This sign is still one of the most photographed icons in Seattle, this neon rotating pink elephant has been making Seattle nights brighter since 1956, six years earlier than the neighboring Space Needle was built.
The Seattle Selfie Museum is officially open for business in Post Alley right by Pike Place Market. It was fun to goof around with my buddy Corey (yeah, that’s us riding giant crayons) and capture some different photos than what everyone else was doing. It costs $29 on weekdays and $34 on weekends for a full hour of photo action. Take a look at some of the photos below and if you want to go shoot at the museum don’t hesitate to reach out. I already have ideas for new photos.
I have had some contract jobs for toy companies and products over the years. It is always a great way to get out of the box and get creative. I recently captured some photos of the SH Figuarts Yoda action figure for the ToyPhotographers.com website. You can view the full article here and more pics below.
I recently made the trip to La Push along the Washington Coast for my birthday. I used to go to La Push all the time to surf, but just haven’t as much time for it as of late. Below are a few of my favorite photos from the trip and I will be creating a full guide over at Do206.com soon!
On May 28, 2019 I was walking my dog along the Seattle waterfront and saw a whale. It was the first time I have seen a whale in Washington and if you know me you know I was super excited. I spent the next 15-20 minutes watching it swim across Elliot Bay. I lost sight of the whale and it resurfaced near the ferry route. I saw a ferry go by it and thought it had hit it at first, but figured it was a distance / compression effect from the lens. Sadly, it turns out the ferry ran over the whale. I did see it breach a couple times after that and then it disappeared. Super sad to say the least. You can watch my interview with KOMO HERE View The photos in People Magazine and The Seattle Times.
I worked on a marketing campaign via Do206.com for Emerald City Comic Con. Since I have never been to a Comic Con before I wanted to check it out and attended the first day as a member of the press. It was fun to see excited kids and adults running around the Washington State Convention Center. Being a nerd myself who still has part of his comic book collection and has been known to capture photos of super hero related toys I enjoyed it myself. Take a look at a couple of my favorite photos below and take a look at more photos at Do206.com HERE.
Snow took over Seattle and Western Washington during February 2019 and I ventured out to capture all of the chaos and beauty. You can view a bunch of my photos from the snow storm below and see even more over at Do206.com HERE.