I have always seen photos of the Quad at the University of Washington and due to traveling in the spring in the past have never got a chance to see it or photograph it until this year. I ventured to the University of Washington during a busy late winter day to get a lay of the land and checkout some photo options and snapped a few photos. People were everywhere taking selfies and the lighting was harsh, so I planned on getting there at sunrise the following weekend in hope of finding better light and less people. I showed up a 7am on a Sunday and there were about 12 other photographers there and a King 5 news crew (I was the photographer with long hair and a beard on the morning news that day) there capturing the morning spring scene. Unfortunately the sun never came out that morning, but I still got some great photos that I have always wanted to capture and even one that might be print worthy for my own wall. Anyways, I hope you enjoy my photos below and all of these photos are available for print and commercial use. Prints are available along with […]
I have had the pleasure of watching and listening Grant Eadie aka the electronic artist Manatee Commune grow as a musisican over the past couple year and it has been amazing how far his music has come. Manatee Commune plays multiple instruments on stage and then loops all the audio to create full songs as a one man band. Last night I had ventured to Nectar Lounge in Seattle to watch Manatee Commune live for the first time in over a year and he was on point. I told my girlfriend before the show “I was only going to take three photos” and that didn’t happen because I ended up capturing several photos and making a montage edit to one of my favorite songs on the new Thistle EP “Simple Lessons”.
The Seattle Central Library is one of my favorite places to go on a rainy day in Seattle. Wandering and looking at new books and examining the architecture of the building is a super fun way to spend an afternoon. Central Library features a contemporary look and feel that is innovative in both form and function. Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and former Seattleite Joshua Ramus were principal designers on the project, working closely with the Library’s board, staff and the public during its development phase. They did an amazing job. After visiting the library a couple times I had to go back with my camera and my girlfriend Alyne since she never had the opportunity to see the library before. Here’s a few photos from our most recent trip to the library. I encourage everyone to go for the books and the art that is the building. You will not be disappointed.
On January 2, 2016 I ventured to the Crocodile in Seattle to capture comedian/actor TJ Miller for the first stop of the Leafly Comedy Tour. It was a super fun event to shoot and you can see all the photos I captured along with the video captured by Brian Oh below. Thanks to Austin at Do206 for bringing me on to capture the event such a fun and hilarious evening in Seattle. I hope you enjoy the photos and make sure to follow along with Leafly and Do206! Leafly welcomed TJ Miller to the storied Crocodile in Seattle for the first stop of the Leafly Comedy Tour. You may recognize TJ as Erlich Bachman, the creator of Aviato and CMO of Pied Piper on HBO’s hit comedy “Silicon Valley.” Miller will also appear alongside Ryan Reynolds in this summer’s Marvel Comics movie “Deadpool”. The night was full of laughs, good times, and pizza thanks to the sponsors: Do206: do206.com/ eZip: eziplabs.com/ The Goodship Company: thegoodship.com/ If you are the hunt for good some goodness in the Seattle area look no further than leafly.com and download one of their handy apps, so the plethora of knowledge is easily accessible in your […]
I usually always wake up before sunrise and at least lookout the window to see if there are any colors emerging in the sky. Although I wanted to go back to sleep this morning I ventured outside to snap a few photos of the pink clouds hovering above the Space Needle and Queen Anne Hill. I liked both of the vertical photos I captured quite a bit and messed around with combining them in Photoshop. I also captured an in-camera double exposure this morning. It’s always fun to nerd out for an hour on photos and that is exactly what I did here. Prints are available along with commercial licensing. You can purchase prints of my photos, cell phone cases, t-shirts, bags and even shower curtains on my FineArtAmerica account here: Fine Art America Prints Follow along on: Instagram Twitter Facebook Tumblr
Another NW Trail Series outlaw is in the books. Thanks to Bradley Cameron of Duck Pucks and Subsonic for putting on another rad longboard event to get everyone through the winter months. Here are all the decent photos I captured from the event and you are more than welcome to repost these photos as long as you give me photo credit by tagging me (@equalmotion) on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. You can also checkout some of my photos of the DB Longboards and Atlas Trucks websites. Atlas Trucks – Blog Post DB Longboards – Blog Post
Welp. I was not anticipating that at all. I did not plan on taking a photo of the Space Needle yesterday and I did not plan on a photo going even more viral than my foggy Space Needle photo before the Super Bowl last year. I was driving home from the the DB Longboards / DB Skimboards shop Wednesday from Tacoma evening and I received a tweet from my friend Mary: .@equalmotion @mattsadventure have you taken a photo of #24 #GriffeyHOF Flag on the Spaceneedle yet? All the ones I've seen aren't so good 😊 — mary d (@marrdozilla) January 7, 2016 I drove a little bit faster in hopes of capturing the last light of the day. I made it home and was not very satisfied with the photo and only posted it to Twitter. And that is where it all started. The Space Needle retweeted me, then the Mariners, then Sportscenter, CBS Sports, Bleacher Report and other media news outlets. The Mariners and Macklemore posted it on Instagram and then CNN contacted me to ask if it were be possible to air my photo in their newscast and they did along with it showing up on other networks […]
I captured photos of the Space Needle at midnight in 2015 and really wanted to capture a time-lapse video from the same location in 2016 along with capturing portraits of the Space Needle. To do this I setup three cameras one shooting vertical portraits and two other cameras (one with a 300mm lens and the other with a 100mm lens). I setup all three cameras to shoot every 10 seconds and here are the final results. The Seattle cityscape treated me very well in 2015 and I am very excited to start capturing photos in 2016. My first gig of the year will be shooting TJ Miller from HBO’s Silicon Valley to kick off the Leafly Comedy tour at the The Crocodile in Seattle for Do206. The Space Needle was magenta last night due to T-Mobile sponsoring the fireworks show I believe and I captured a few photos of that after sunset without the fireworks to add to my Space Needle photo collection. After hitting up a few parties I ventured back to my apartment where I had my three tripos setup on the roof to capture the fireworks show. Below you can see my favorite photos and the full […]
Welp. It’s that time of the year again where everyone picks their favorite something of the year and puts it into a click bate top 10 list. That is exactly what I am doing here! Here are my top 10 favorite photos I captured last year around Seattle. I can’t see these are my top 10 best photos of the year just my top 10 favorite photos. #10 Lopez Island Sunrise We had to catch an early morning ferry to Anacortes from Lopez Island and we got to the ferry landing early to watch the sunrise. It was worth it. Here’s a photo of my girlfriend Alyne and dog Charlie enjoying the sunrise in the San Juan Islands. #9 12th Man City The night before the Super Bowl I ventured over to West Seattle to capture this photo. There was so much stoke and hope in the city that weekend this photo brings back fond memories of how most people felt before that Super Bowl. Let’s not talk about what happened though… #8 Double Helix Bridge at Sunrise This is one of two self portraits I captured this year that are in my top 10. It’s not because I like […]
I have now worked at DB Longboards, Atlas Trucks and Cloud Ride wheels for one year. Here’s some of my favorite clips captured for all three companies. Some of the riders featured in the video are Jackson Wells, Devon Dotson, Spencer Smith, TJ Joo, Sean Woolery, Garrett Creamer and a bunch of others in the Whistler section. Enjoy and you can also checkout some of my favorite longboarding photos of 2015 below! Learn More at: DBlongboards.com Atlastruckco.com Cloudridewheels.com