June, 2011 Archives

The Sound of the Sounders and the Sight of Kindness

June 24th, 2011 Permalink

Shot my first MLS game last night – the Seattle Sounders vs the New York Red Bulls.  What an experience.  The chants, the energy and the stadium packed with fans in green and blue was a completely new experience to me.  Shooting a pro game for the first time is thrilling but it is also [...]

Shot my first MLS game last night – the Seattle Sounders vs the New York Red Bulls.  What an experience.  The chants, the energy and the stadium packed with fans in green and blue was a completely new experience to me.  Shooting a pro game for the first time is thrilling but it is also stressful.  Finding the right entrance, walking into a press room full of strangers, following the protocol and figuring out the mores of the other journalists is enough to throw you completely off.  Luckily,  I  had the privilege of being taken under the wing of great photographer and all around decent human being Anthony Bolante.
All I can say is that the night went so wrong that whatever I shot last night would not have been possible without him.

These Shoes are made for Walkin’

June 21st, 2011 Permalink

Whenever I shoot graduations, I usually spend most of my time looking for great facial expressions, but then, for some reason I always become focused on what shoes graduates have chosen to wear.  Everyone is basically in the same garb, so their only form of self-expression is on their feet.  It’s such an important day [...]

Whenever I shoot graduations, I usually spend most of my time looking for great facial expressions, but then, for some reason I always become focused on what shoes graduates have chosen to wear.  Everyone is basically in the same garb, so their only form of self-expression is on their feet.  It’s such an important day and I picture them shopping for their dress, or suit, but more importantly they’ve got to choose what footwear they will reveal to their peers and to the crowd.

I saw this girl confidently walking past the other girls with the high heels – slip and all.  I watched them stare at her and watch her strut by after her name was called.  I might have suggested she make a different choice if she were my child, but you know what?  I  think her choice reveals that she’s probably got more going on than a lot of those students.  She may not become a corporate CEO, but I venture to say that she’s going to do just fine.

Sunday on Alki

June 6th, 2011 Permalink

A few shots from my new home on Alki Beach.  Needless to say, I love it here.

A few shots from my new home on Alki Beach.  Needless to say, I love it here.