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.
I walked the Alaskan Way Viaduct and the new 99 Tunnel with some friends on Feb. 2, 2019. It was amazing to see the difference between the two structures and will be interesting to see how the change affects Seattle in the coming months. Below you can see some of my photos from the recent adventure in Seattle.
I haven’t been shooting as much live music as I used to, but I could not pass up the opportunity to capture my current favorite band The Knocks when they played at The Showbox in Seattle. According to Spotify, I listened to their music for over 13 hours and also edited my sister’s wedding video I captured to their music (the official wedding edit was to a royalty free song, but man does their song Retrograded give that loving feeling and I had to make a separate edit just to share). My friend Matt Ogle is also on tour with the band running lights, so across the board it was a super fun night. Take a look at some of the photos below and make sure to listen to their music.