Friday, August 31, 2012

Harvest moon over Skyline, Washington

This beauty popped up over the grandstands at a high school football game I was shooting...


A full, golden moon rises over the packed grandstands of the opening season football game of Skyline versus Bothell High School Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Skyline High School in Sammamish, Wash.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Everfree Northwest


Fans dressed in costumes of all shapes and colors wander the Traveling Pony Museum at the first annual convention called Everfree Northwest - a three-day celebration dedicated to the hit TV show, "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" - on Friday, August 17, 2012, in SeaTac, Wash. Despite My Little Pony's target market of 8-11 year old girls, the show has garnered a loyal adult fanbase. Attendees at Everfree covered a worldwide gamut; from Australians to Canadians to Americans. Everfree Northwest is sponsored by Pegasi, a Washington non-profit corporation formed to administer the event and its affiliated charity activities. Seattle Children's Hospital was chosen as the event's charity of choice, proceeds from Everfree's art auction will be donated directly to the hospital.

And now... BEER | Taphouse Grill

Please enjoy a cool pint of Lucille IPA (courtesy of Seattle's own Georgetown Brewing Company) while sifting through upcoming pictures...

"Technical" details: Canon 5D Mark II, 135L. Exposure: 1/2 sec. @ f/2 and ISO 100. Lit with an iPhone's flashlight app from high and behind to bring out the head of the brew.


A pint of Lucille IPA from Georgetown Brewing Co. sits on display Friday, August 17, 2012, at the Tap House Grill in downtown Seattle, Wash. A second location of the establishment - in Bellevue - also houses 160 beers on tap.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Taylor Bridge Wildfire | Three days of coverage

It was just one of those times. Calls started going out, texts flew around and my phone started buzzing. I left one spot news assignment at the end of my shift, thinking I would be headed out to a miniature brushfire. Long story short: that was not the case. What began as a 5,000-acre wildfire quickly spread to a blaze of historical breadth for Washington over the course of a week. The following images were made in the first, second and third days of the event. Big props to my co-workers at The Seattle Times - especially Bettina Hansen and Ken Lambert - who operated as a well-oiled machine throughout the disaster. Images from our team ran nationwide in almost every major newspaper and wire service. Donations are still being accepted, and I urge you to take part in helping those who lost their homes and land to get back on their feet through an outlet of your choice.


John Shea watches a wildfire consume the grounds around a friend's ranch Monday, August 13, 2012, near Cle Elum, Wash. Shea heard the news, knew his friend was at work, and rushed over to his home to rescue livestock. By 8 PM, the fire had consumed over 2800 acres of land and residents from all over the county were in the process of being evacuated.


A wildfire rages Monday, August 13, 2012, near Cle Elum, Wash. By 8 PM, the fire had consumed over 2800 acres of land and residents from all over the county were in the process of being evacuated.



A member of the Department of Natural Resources prepares to charge into a patch of flaming land to help extinguish the blaze of a massive wildfire Monday, August 13, 2012, near Cle Elum, Wash. By 8 PM, the fire had consumed over 2800 acres of land and residents from all over the county were in the process of being evacuated.


Cloud of black smoke pass through the blades of turbines at a wind farm on the second day of the Taylor Bridge Fire Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in near Cle Elum, Wash.


In the early morning light, smoke drifts from a slice of elevated land on the third day of the Taylor Bridge Fire Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2012, as seen from downtown Cle Elum, Wash. Over 60 homes were ravaged by the blaze in the first two days and a state of emergency was declared.


Firefighter Charlie Gnegy, left, helps to carry a tent out of a misty field before heading out on duty for the third day of the Taylor Bridge Fire Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Cle Elum, Wash. Over 60 homes were ravaged by the blaze in the first two days and a state of emergency was declared.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Over The Edge | Downtown Seattle


A woman is framed between the spires of a stone outcropping as she rappelled from Seattle's 1000 2nd Avenue Building - all 40 stories and 490 feet of it - to raise money for Special Olympics Washington at the Over the Edge event Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in downtown Seattle, Wash.


Nearly 150 supporters rappelled from Seattle's 1000 2nd Avenue Building - all 40 stories and 490 feet of it - to raise money for Special Olympics Washington at the Over the Edge event Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in downtown Seattle, Wash.


Dale Doornek, a paraplegic from Sultan, Wash., center right, awaits a team of professionals to safely lock him into harnesses before his skyscraper descent at the Over the Edge event Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in downtown Seattle, Wash. "This just rocked," Doornek said, "I loved it."


Dale Doornek, a paraplegic from Sultan, Wash., in yellow, is accompanied by a professional during a skyscraper descent at the Over the Edge event Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in downtown Seattle, Wash. Nearly 150 supporters rappelled from Seattle's 1000 2nd Avenue Building - all 40 stories and 490 feet of it - between August 11 and 12 to raise money for Special Olympics Washington.


Trevor Rotzien, dressed as Mighty Mouse, makes his steady descent down a 490-foot skyscraper at the Over the Edge event Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in downtown Seattle, Wash.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Seattle Seahawks vs. Tennessee Titans


Emir Babic, in yellow, and his friends, from left to right, Mirza Hajdarevic, Faruk Hajdarevic and Adnan Kapetanovic show off their "Welcome to Seattle" signs while event media, shown in shadow, prepare for a preseason exhibition game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash.


Seahawk Robert Turbin, top, attempts to skirt Alterraun Verner, bottom, of the Tennessee Titans, during the first quarter of a preseason exhibition game Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash.


Heath Farwell, left, of the Seahawks, watches wide-eyed as a ball leaves Tennessee Titan possession during the second half of a preseason exhibition game Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Taylor Guterson | "Old Goats" director

Quite often, quick portrait assignments end up with you wracking your brain to make an individual in a dimly-lit cubicle appear as the next Mona Lisa. You got it: this day was just that. After meeting director Taylor Guterson and making some boring "senior portrait" styled images, I hit the jackpot. A seven-foot marlin hung from the off-white wall of his office in Bellevue. Cautiously maneuvering the beast's head spike through the hallways, we made our way into the parking lot where I asked Guterson to remove his shoes and socks and roll up his jeans - Huck Finn style. He loved it, and the rest is history. Enjoy!


A quirky director with a 7-foot marlin hung up in his office, Taylor Guterson - a filmmaker responsible for the low-budget movie titled "Old Goats" - is photographed Friday, August 10, 2012, in Bellevue, Wash. The film stars three former non-actors playing versions of themselves as older men, coping with life in the modern world. The movie, shot on Bainbridge Island, was made for $5,000 and has since gone on to garner attention at multiple film festivals around the country.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Seafair | Three days of (aero)nautical madness

If you've been anywhere near Seattle in the summer time, you know about Seafair. In a nutshell, it's a month-long "celebration" of warmer days that seems to drag on forever - from pirates to airshows to the legendary hydros. For the final three days of the event, I was sent to cover both boats and airplanes, which equates to a lot of long glass work. Overall, for the lack of locations I photographed from over the three day period, I made a number of images that felt were indicative of the adrenaline-fueled vehicular insanity I got to experience from the shoreline. Enjoy.











Dead Baby Downhill 2012

At a last minute's notice, I was informed of the annual Dead Baby Downhill in Georgetown, Washington. I expected another quirky Pacific Northwest event, but instead, I walked into a scene of all-night mayhem. Bike jousting, flaming tetherball and a guy with explosives strapped to his head - it's all gravy, baby. An additional rad surprise: the towering, silver-headed, Lucha-Libre-mask-wearing, Weird Sports creator (that's Sol Neelman, for all you suckas) was there, doing what he does best. A solid evening. Enjoy!









Thursday, August 2, 2012

Marcia Evans | Portrait


Marcia Evans, owner of Jewel Hospitality, poses for a portrait Thursday, August 2, 2012, at her office in Seattle, Wash. Evans recently filed a complaint with the attorney general's office concerning Yelp informing her of the fact that they would remove her negative reviews from their website if she paid them for advertising.