I spend a lot of time capturing photos of Seattle as a hobby and for some of my clients. I always enjoying setting up a tripod and enjoying the pristine view of the Emerald City. I started building out a list of my favorite iconic Seattle photos spots and you can see the beginning of that below. THE CLICHE, EASY TO GET, UNDER THE SPACE NEEDLE PHOTO We have all been there, captured that photo and should continue to do so. Thank you World’s Fair for this amazing building. When is the World’s Fair coming back? KERRY PARK | THE POSTCARD VIEW Kerry Park is the iconic view of downtown Seattle where it appears the Space Needle is the largest building in the city and is right in the middle. On a nice day this park is packed with photographers, tourists and walkers stopping to take in the view. Get there at least an hour early if you are trying to capture the sunset from a good spot with a tripod. Make sure to get a spot to the right of the park on the dirt mound. It’s the best spot to get the full city in our opinion. PIKE […]
I had the opportunity to do some marketing for Pearl Jam and The Home Shows thanks to Do206.com. I captured a photo of the Pearl Jam flag being raised on the Space Needle when the show was announced in the fall and Pearl Jam reposted it on their socials as well. It was an amazing honor since Pearl Jam was the first concert I went to and Vs. was the first tape I ever bought. Two days before the show Pearl Jam reached out to Do206 and offered me a photo pass to capture the shows. I have captured a lot of live music over the years, but this was truly special. The day of the show Pearl Jam raised the flag again and I captured another photo that they retweeted, trended on Twitter and reached over 500,000 people.
I captured photos and video of the Blue Angels and Fat Albert during Seafair 2018. It’s always fun to watch the aircraft fly around Seattle and Lake Washington. Next year I need to capture it from the lake though. I hope you enjoy the photos and video.
I just so happened to be shooting some longboarding photos of Mervyn Victoria for Paris Trucks and I noticed other photographers setting up at Ella Bailey Park in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle. Naturally, I checked my phone and saw the moon was rising in about 15 minutes, so I grabbed the tripod, put on a 300mm and waited for the moon to rise. The Moon Rising Over Seattle Photos Let’s not forget the purpose of me going out to shoot that night though and take a look at my two favorite skate pics from the night below.
I live in Capitol Hill and have been celebrating Pride each year and this year I even built out a full Guide To Pride for Do206 and Carter Subaru and created some promo videos. I ventured out to capture some photos of the Capitol Hill and Seattle Center Pridefests last weekend and here’s a round up of photos of Pride 2018 in Seattle. A few scenes from the Capitol Hill Pridefest. A few scenes from the Seattle Center Pridefest and Pride Parade. And my dog Charlie celebrating Pride. He was a trooper and braved the crowds on Sunday.
I had the opportunity to capture photos of the MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes at MoPop in Seattle for Do206.com and my nerdy self LOVED it. I got there early right at 10:15am, so it wouldn’t be very crowded and was still the 7th person in the exhibit. The intro video about the history of Marvel even brought a tear to my eye since Marvel comics impacted me so much growing up and I still read them to this day. One of my prized childhood positions is owning the first Wolverine comic books (issues 1-4) and to see some of the artwork on display. It was cool to see some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe wardrobes and to read about the origin stories of some of the heros. I didn’t want to include too many photos because you need to go see it for yourself! Spider-Man was my favorite part, so I animated this photo I captured of the exhibit you can see below. And on that note, until next time friends!
I had the opportunity to be part of BeatMatch the producer beat battle in Seattle. I helped with the marketing, web development, photos and video. You can watch the full recap video below and check out the online recap. BeatMatch Recap
Washington offers a couple great winter getaway options and Winthrop is one of them! I recently ventured over to Winthrop for a friend’s birthday and we stayed in Mazama, which is right next to Winthrop. Not until we drove into Winthrop did we realize it was the weekend of the Winthrop Hot Air Balloon Festival! We enjoyed the hot air balloons, a live performance by Saint Claire at the Sixknot Cider House and some food from the Carlos 1600 Mexican Grill. We heard the rumor that Chumbawamba keyboardist, Danbert Nobacon, lives in Winthrop. Then we actually saw him in the Sixknot Cider House and I talked with him a bit to verify he lives in Winthrop. He actually lives in the nearby town of Twisp. We also tried to start he rumor the HBO series Westworld is filmed in Winthrop. Not sure if it stuck, but we tried. Overall, if you head to Winthrop during the winter make sure to check out the Hot Air Ballon Festival and be on the lookout for members of Chumbawamba. If you get a chance head to Mazama for some cross country skiing, chopping wood, nature and enjoying the view from Last Chance Point.
I spend quite a bit of time venturing to different parks and trails around Seattle to walk my dog, take photos and enjoy a little bit of nature. I created a guide featuring the Best Walks In Seattle over on Do206.com and wanted to list a few of my favorites here as well. Mercer Slough Nature Park Located in Bellevue, the Mercer Slough Nature Park offers a sizable wildland escape right in the city of Bellevue. The park offers 7.1 miles of hiking area, a canoe trail, seasonal blueberry farm, picnic areas, restrooms, the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center and more. Seattle Waterfront When it comes to generating heaping amounts of city view jealousy few sites are quite as valuable as the Seattle Waterfront. Seriously, after seeing months of grey, just getting in a five second view of the Puget Sound ringed by the tree filled/snow capped Cascade mountains makes you realize just how good we have it. Thats why we like to hit up the Waterfront trail by Myrtle Edwards park which has both bike and pedestrian paths that include SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park as well as access to the classic waterfront and shops. Discovery Park When most people […]