Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Art with a view

Seattle Art Museum's new public art park opened on the waterfront last week. Needless to say, everybody and their brother and their brother's brother (with his brother's camera) was down there during our recent run of sunny weather -- including me ... and my brother. Anyway, I like the Alexander Calder Eagle. It's big and red and pops nicely with the water and mountains behind it to the west. And Richard Serra's Wake is just the coolest piece. I look forward to visiting again -- when the vegetation comes to life and the crowds die back.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Straight outta Nashville

Robin, formerly of Jackson, Miss, and formerly of Seattle and formerly of New Orleans and now of the country music capital of the world. Back in town and enjoying NW beer and NW laughs. Both are unique.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Zooooom, not boom

This was taken with my Leica digital point and shoot from the corner of 24th Ave NW and 80th Street in north Ballard. Mount Rainier is about 2 1/2 hours south of where I was standing. For another shot of the mountain, from a little closer last summer, look at this and to see the devastation inside the park from our very wet fall and winter, go here.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Polaroid King of Chicago

Somewhere along the way, A. Skwish won the lottery. No other way to explain his ability to afford so much Polaroid film. When other people reach for the digital and knock off 10 lousy frames, he's the guy with 10 lovely prints developing on the table in front of him. Go right here for tons, and then go here for tons more.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Beer and sunshine

Looks like there may be hope for an end to winter. Saturday, late afternoon, we actually sat outside and had a beer - in the sun. It didn't last long and we were cold, but a week ago it looked like this.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Dog days

Testing two images in the same post. One yappy dog that no longer lives in Ballard next to Kevin's place. One shoulder dog in The Viking one Friday night. What the hell?

Kevin's stuff

My brother has been taking pictures longer than me, mostly because he's older and mostly because he didn't get distracted by sports. I'm trying to catch up and it seemed like that was going to happen a couple years ago. But now he's finally caught the flickr bug and he's taking lots of pictures and I'm worried that he'll run away from me again with his superior technical advantages. I must distract him ... with a new PlayStation or something. Anyway, go here and be impressed.

Friday, January 19, 2007


Lots of pictures from the late '90s and early '00s were shot with a Leica Minilux. Road trips up and down the West coast, across the U.S. and back made for plenty of good images. Look for them here. And many more currently live right here

How do Polaroids look?

Just wondering. This was shot from a small, grassy spot above I-5 on Capitol Hill. I love this building, and its twin. I don't think anything special takes place inside. It's just an office building. But it sure does a fine job of catching light and making the most of it. Look for it the next time you're headed east on Denny on your way up to the Hill. It'll be on your right. That thing on the left is the Space Needle, btw. It's ok, too.

Testing. Blogging.

Is this thing on? Should it be? I'm not sure what I'm doing and now I guess I need some help. I'll look around for some. Thanks.