Just a couple fun selects and outtakes I should've shared by now! Many more to come but I'm going to sit on them a bit longer until they've been incorporated into the HVTU's campaign materials and website. Thanks to the two dozen individuals who modeled and participated!
Inadvertenty one of the hardest gigs I've ever worked. Early Sunday morning, it coincided with my worst hangover in a long, long time, after going out late after Capitol Hill Block Party with The Stranger's Kelly O as she searched for her weekly "Drunk of the Week" and we became contenders. Slugged it out, had fun, and delivered a batch of 130 images.
Thanks goes to The Stranger for the photo credentials. It was a good first time working with them, shooting alongside Josh Bis and Kelly O!
And the "most photogenic" award goes to Father John Misty. What a performer.
I need to get back on the Instagram bandwagon. Impulsively deleted the old stuff because I want to start anew. For whatever reason.
And, holy moly, to the left is John Roderick, folks! Former lead singer of The Long Winters- one of my favoritest bands back in the day. Who would've thought I'd be hobnobbing in the same circles with rock stars.
75 selects from this year's big day.
After years of admiring my friend Aleksa Manila's Instagram posts of Drag Queen Story Time at Cal Anderson and even more years since I used to making my living as a preschool teacher, I finally got to mark it off my bucket list! Caught her and Sparkle Leigh and they were both great with the kids and got some good jokes in for the adults, too.
Trans* Pride, put on by Gender Justice League, is one of my absolute favorite events to cover every year (which is why I included more selects in this post than my usual). Special guest Bamby Salcedo (pictured below) was absolutely amazing, and I had fun catching up with a lot of friends I hadn't seen for quite awhile now. Unfortunately, because the Supreme Court's historic marriage ruling landed on the same day and there was that rally beforehand downtown, I was bummed to miss the march which kicks off this event. Oh well- so it goes...
Following the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision, same-sex couples in all 50 states can marry. Who would've ever thought it'd happen so fast?
My friend Ben Crowther, a Seattle Pride Parade Grand Marshal in 2012, raised the rainbow flag with his husband Elliot at my favorite building in Seattle this past Friday to kick off Pride weekend. I didn't wake up that early, but Ben offered to take me to the roof during his lunch break.
Second home under my belt - thanks again to Nadya Titova for the opportunity! All single exposures except for the eighth image, which was taken while testing my 5DMIII's in-camera HDR. Here's the listing: https://www.redfin.com/WA/Redmond/10401-180th-Ct-NE-98052/home/324428