As soon as the sun began to shine on Seattle again the scooters could be spied tooling around downtown. This little red beauty marked number 37 posed for a nice snapshot near the corner of 1st & Bell in Belltown.
The Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum restored this 1970 Plymouth Satellite which shows up at special events around the downtown area. I was able snap a shot of this classic beauty outside the Public Market. [read]
Bauhaus Books & Coffee is a historic Seattle cafe that has been a memorable part of the Capitol Hill culture and landscape since 1993. I snapped these images this past winter on a typically cold Northwest afternoon .
If you have not yet visited this landmark espresso stop, I encourage you to do so. Dozens of alternative Seattleites can be found sitting out on this corner of Melrose and Pinevue when the summer sun comes calling on Bauhaus.
Pushing through hundreds of bodies packed into the Seattle Public Market on a weekend creates an exciting challenge for snapping photos. The energy is like a wave that tosses you back and forth if you're not deliberate about moving forward.
Attempting a dead stop to frame a photo in the middle of that chaotic flow is like a suicide mission — but that did not stop me.
In this series of photos I wanted to explore my own negative distortions overlaid as deliberate contradictions to the imagery. The result causes mixed emotions as our rational minds attempt to reject these words as truth and we can actually see them as exaggerated and irrational thinking.
During times of depression this kind of faulty thinking or cognitive distortions seem rational and can easily be accepted as truth. It's amazing to realize how irrational thoughts and negative self-talk appear absurd when viewed outside of our heads.
Once these negative thoughts are exposed — they immediately lose their power over us.