Much to blog and much more in the works! Today I'm shooting around town with two of my favorite people and then working a costume party this evening. Full day away from the studio editing! Anyway, for a change, I went out in the rain to SoDo with my intern Bob Snell yesterday evening to see what we could find. Here's an in-camera double exposure I liked.
Just noticed The Seattle Times led with an image of mine online yesterday. Don't know if it's in the print edition as well- will have to check! In the meantime, here's another batch of selects from the event!
Because "who wouldn't want to make sure a cougar was part of their holiday photo?"
Friday evening I joined a team of volunteer photographers at Runway to Freedom 5 at Showbox at the Market. RTF was founded in 2010 by Lauren Grinnell and this year's event benefited Mary's Place, a shelter for homeless women and children, and showcased a runway show, live music and an auction. It made for a great excuse to get out of the studio and away from editing for a night. Had a really great time, ran into a lot of friends, and hope I'm invited by lead photographer, Kendall Lauren, again next year!
I was surprised the images of National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell accepting the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington's (BIAWA) 2014 Leadership Award on behalf of the NFL on November 1st weren't picked up anywhere else in the media. Goodell attended the 8th Annual B.I.G. Event (Brain Injury Gala) at the Seattle Westin Hotel in celebration of the passage of youth concussion legislation in all 50 states. Many of these laws were modeled after Washington state's first-in-the-nation "Zackery Lystedt Law". It took many partners to support this momentous health and safety accomplishment, from the Lystedt family who were were willing to share their story, to a small organization like BIAWA that brought together a state-wide coalition.
Four years ago, Commissioner Goodell attended BIAWA's 4th Annual Gala and made a commitment to offer the NFL's support and leadership to ensure passage of youth concussion laws throughout the country. Through the NFL's dedication and that of its 32 clubs to advocate before every state legislature, as well as the Goodell's willingness to contact the governor or every state that did not have a law, 44 states adopted laws to protect youth athletes.
"The passage of the Lystedt Law in all 50 states is an important step for all young athletes and their parents," Commissioner Goodell said. "The Lystedts, BIAWA and others should rightfully be proud of all that they did to make the nationwide passage a reality. We are honored to support their work to protect all young players, no matter what sport they play. We will continue to focus on making our game better and safer and setting the right example on health and safety in sports."
Just made my annual pilgrimage to New York, and per usual ended up taking mostly snapshots of buildings and nature during my day trips. Not a New Yorker myself, I get too shy to be much of a street photographer of people. Half the shots I took this trip were during sunny walks about Prospect Park. My favorite picture that I didn't take, though, was of Hasidic Jewish kids in their Tae Kwon Do uniforms during golden hour. Maybe next time I'll get up the nerve and be ready to shoot from the hip!
Travel goals for the coming months: San Francisco, New Orleans, and a possible collaborative project that would take me to India.
Visited New York City this past week, and this happened... nbd. Also: the Sulzbergers really have a thing for Winston Churchill.
My second-shooter Jennifer DeLeo, intern Bob and I had a really stiff model to work with at the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington's 8th Annual Gala. Having the Vince Lombardi trophy in attendance definitely made the event a much different experience than last year's.
Excerpted from Wes Hurley's feature on The Huffington Post:
"Created by muralist Anna-Lisa Notter and commissioned by The Pink Door restaurant, the newly unveiled likeness of Waxie Moon towers over the historic Pike Place market, greeting thousands of tourists from all over the world. The mural, which shows the gender-blending Waxie dangle from a swinging chandelier and pour champagne flute toward Elliot Bay, is right at home in Seattle known for its celebrated burlesque scene (from Gypsy Rose Lee to Miss Indigo Blue) and its progressive politics."
And I'm in love with this shot, but am kicking myself that I didn't scoot Waxie over two feet to the right.
Happy 4th birthday to a guy I completely adore and who likes ketchup as much as I do. I hope my kid's someone like him someday. And likes ketchup as much as we do.
Getting splashed by an orca with his mom at SeaWorld last month:
And Take 2 got a little too wet:
Here are a few selects from my 75-click step-and-repeat with the Vice President this past Thursday. What an opportunity!
I just wish I'd have snapped a shot of Skerritt with his beautiful wife Julie Tokashiki! They were both so nice and, my goodness, a person can only dream of looking as good as Skerritt at the age of 81.
Assisted by the lovely Jennifer DeLeo, just had the awesome opportunity of working a step-and-repeat with Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Maria Cantwell, and Rep. Jim McDermott at Sen. Cantwell's annual "Women of Valor" luncheon at the Washington State Convention Center. At one point Biden remarked to guests that I was a "demanding photographer". The best part, though, was when -- at the end of a photo session with his official photog David Lienemann following the program -- the Vice President spotted me, walked over and grabbed us to make sure he took one last picture before leaving. We couldn't have been more excited or surprised.
Definitely will be posting more photos, but not tonight -- retiring after a hard day's work for a night out with Svetlana.
P.S. My messed up collar and necktie is bugging me, too, as well as that pesky double chin :/