I love murals and public art. I love it so much I even created a guide of all the public art I capture photos of in Seattle you can view over at Do206.com HERE. Recently King County Metro reached out to me to see if they could use my photos for their Martin Luther King Jr Day posters and I said yes. What seperated my photos from others is I took the time to remove vents from on the walls and signs in front of the murals, so the eyes will focus on the work of the artists. You can view both the murals below and what King County Metro created.
It’s always fun to capture photos of families as they grow. I captured photos of Molly and Chris’s wedding six years ago and had the please of capturing photos of their family at Sam Smith Park in Seattle. It was a quick photoshoot to get some photos to show their new baby and you can view a couple below.
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.
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 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.
The year 2018 has come and gone and was quite the adventure for me in Seattle. New business, new clients, more video work than ever, and some really exciting photo assignments along the way. Most of the photos below were captured on my own time because I love photography. I enjoy trying out new concepts while also capturing those familiar beautiful Pacific Northwest scenes I love. Here’s my top 10 favorite photos of the year. The Ferry Ride I have captured a lot of ferry photos in the Pacific Northwest throughout my life. This one is by far and away the most popular. It got over 1,450 likes on my measly Instagram account, made it to the front page of Reddit, and was shared around quite a bit. All those ferry photos paid off. Now I just need to get this at sunset or sunrise… Pearl Jam Via Do206 I was able to secure a photo pass for the first Pearl Jam Home Show at Safeco Field. Middle school me rocking out to a Pearl Jam cassette never ever would have dreamed I would have had this opportunity. It was an amazing experience to say the least and […]
Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready raised the Pearl Jam flag on top of the Space Needle Jan. 22, 2018. Pearl Jam announced The Home Shows, 2 concerts in Seattle on August 8 & 10 at Safeco Field! The shows aim to unite the community to help alleviate homelessness in the city of Seattle. I do promo work for Do206 and LiveNation and I heard they were raising a flag atop the Space Needle, so I rushed to my photo spot and snapped a photo. Combined that with the press release and social posts and it went viral thanks to Do206 and Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam retweet Do206 and reposted my photo on Instagram. Not a bad start to the week and it’s always great to help spread awareness to an amazing show for a great cause.