Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Suzannah Lee, Discovery Park, Seattle, WA

Mixed media artist Suzannah Lee poses for a portrait while out for a walk in Seattle's Discovery Park.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

White Bread, Seattle, WA

I've become pretty good at making one certain type of dough over the last couple of months. The dough has good elasticity and texture and can pretty much be used for anything, so after acquiring a bread pan from a friend, I decided to try my hand at a sandwich loaf. It was a lesson in patience as I'm still pretty sure that I didn't wait long enough before baking, but its pretty good nonetheless. My love and passion for eating tasty food is (luckily) shared with Jamie, so in the end she is supportive of all of my efforts in the kitchen. Here is my first loaf hot out of the oven, with a salami sandwich lurking in its future.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Paul and Suzannah, How to Cook a Wolf, Seattle, WA

After finishing up a wine making internship in the Napa Valley, my cousin Paul and his girlfriend Suzannah stopped up here before taking a road trip across our great country. Inspired by the recent Ken Burns project on the National Park System, these two will head to the southwest and then over to New Orleans on their way to New York, stopping at a multitude of parks along the way. To say that Jamie and I are jealous of their trip would be an understatement. Our fathers and their small group of friends have done their best to instill a sense of respect for the natural world in us since we were children, and I think all of us have in some way taken those lessons and made them our own.
I digress. Their visit was too short all together. We made up skits, made some bread, ate some fantastic food, and hit up a few great places to take photos all over the city. This image comes from one of Seattle's finest small plate dining experiences (thanks Uncle Barry!), How to Cook a Wolf. These two are destined for great things. Safe travels!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Teen Welding Class for the Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA

Taught by Vance Wolfe, these guys get the chance to build whatever they want. The projects here consisted of a go kart frame and a catapult. A little ambitious, but what do you expect from a couple of high schoolers. I could only get in there for an hour or so on the last day of are a couple of frames I like.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Washington DC's Modes of Transport

My apologies for the posting lag. I've been shooting all kinds of good stuff and entertaining visitors, keeping me from updating this wonderful page. I'll get you caught up soon.
For now, here are a couple of images from Washington DC.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Matt McLoone, Photographer, Euclid St., Washington DC

Matt is a friend, colleague and bottomless source of amusement. When he isn't goofing off, he is a very talented photographer. We had the good fortune of overlapping trips visiting our mutual friend Brett in DC. While mine was just a brief stint, Matt's trip was the tail end of an epic summer where he finished school, worked in Guatemala and various places in the US. If you haven't already seen his work, see it here.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Nicholas Jones, Book Sculptor for the Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA

More from Nicholas Jones at his Master Class at the Pratt Fine Art Center in Seattle. This was Jones' first trip over to teach in the states; his studio and showings are in Melbourne, Australia. It was really interesting to observe his class and the listen in on the lecture as his pieces almost demand a kind of justification for essentially destroying books to turn them into art. It is quite a phenomenon. He says in addition to looking for interesting looking books, he looks for a strong binding to ensure the piece can survive its transformation. His work can be viewed at

Friday, November 13, 2009

I'm taking to those friendly skies to see Brett and Matt in DC. Have a good weekend!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cider Pressing, Camano Island, WA

The Combest-Friedman clan invited a small group of us up to their Camano Island farm to pick some apples and make some cider. Those of you that know me know that I absolutely love this kind of activity, so I was really pumped up. We picked, and took a tour of the property, ate some delicious burgers, then headed up to the neighbor's garage to make some cider. A big thank you to the Bob and Cheryl for having us out!