I just finished my first week at the Skagit Valley Herald down in Mount Vernon. Skagit County is quite different than Bellingham. Opposite most of the time, but the rural areas feel reminiscent of home. The city has a sparse population and the epicenter seems to be the strip mall. However, there are so many interesting pockets of character the farther you drive. I’m excited to learn more about the area and the people. Here are a few photos from my first week and the outtakes. I’m off to edit. Continue reading
Death Cab for Cutie played a Western student exclusive show at Mount Baker Theatre last week. I was asked to photograph the show for the school. Overall an amazing show, despite the incompetent staff at Mount Baker Theatre. Seriously, if you are going to give out press passes then they should have some authority as to where you can go. I had four different tickets to let me in and out of particular areas, painful to say the least. Always be early. End rant. Click on for more. Continue reading
I photographed the 17th Annual Drag Show on Western’s campus about two weeks ago. I could only stay for the first half, but the performances I saw were quite entertaining. The shoes, costumes and performers were colorful and full of life. The LGBTA hosted the event and the proceeds went towards AIDS outreach and community support organizations; Sean Humphrey House and the Evergreen AIDS Foundation. Click on for more. Continue reading
I had the great opportunity to photograph the Vagina Memoirs hosted by Westerns Women’s Center. Press release:
The Vagina Memoirs is an important and powerful event of women-identified people sharing their personal experiences with our community. These are 13 local women who have spent the last few months exploring their identities, memories and moments of powerlessness as well as moments of power. Examining the subversion, status-quo, and wonders of gender, orientation, legacy and identity through personal journeys of self-actualization. This will be a space where personal, frightening, funny, taboo and generally women-empowering subject will be explored and examined.
This event has been dififcult to get permission to photograph in the past and the Performance Arts Center auditorium was filled to capacity. Big thanks to the coordinators at the center. It was an amazing performance by all the women, and I was truly moved. Click on for more photos Continue reading