Monday, May 18, 2015
Friday, May 01, 2015
What I Leave Behind
Next month will likely be my last one in Seattle.I moved here in August of 1993, and never thought I'd live anywhere else. But Seattle has changed a lot, and so have I. I have also met a wonderful man, Archie, with whom I want to build a life.
So south I go to Portland, Oregon, and a new phase of my life. I look forward to all the new image I find in my new home.
I have thousands of photos I shot in Seattle, and I will always appreciate my time here, and glad that I have these visual reminders of my time in the Queen City.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Monday, March 09, 2015
Model, Fitness Trainer, Friend
Mark Bryant has been a good friend for over 15 years.
He's also a world-champion power-lifter, fitness trainer, and expert on self-defense. He's modeled for me several times, and whenever he is competing in a power-lifting meet, is asked to demonstrate his skills, or celebrated for his contributions, especially to senior fitness, he asks if I can come take photos. Last week, at a crime prevention meeting, Mark demonstrated ways seniors can defend themselves against criminal attacks, including his famous "Cane Fu." It was an educational and enjoyable evening, and fun to shoot photos.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Snapshots Before I Go
I moved to Seattle in 1993, though I had been visiting the city since I was 10. Somehow, I always knew I was going to live here. "Mommy, when I grow up, I want to live in the Space Needle," I said after our first family vacation trip to the Emerald City. Now, these many decades later, I contemplate possibly moving to another city, only the second city-to-city move I have ever made. In many ways Seattle is far different from the city I first called my new hometown, and particularly my neighborhood, Capitol Hill, the only place in Seattle I have lived, has changed into a place I don't want to call home anymore. I am not leaving the city, as the city already sort of left me.
But I still enjoy taking pictures as I go from errand or job or event, or just dawdling around the streets of various neighborhoods. Here are several from the past few weeks. Kind of a collection of trivial postcards, moments that happen upon my eye.