“Snowmageddon Chronicles”: Part One

Contrary to popular preconceptions and misconceptions, snowfall is infrequent in Seattle, and blizzards are even rarer. That’s why the snowstorm Seattle received between February 12th and 13th is rather historic. … Read More

TIA’s Adventures in “Photocycling” / Chapter Five (Blooper Wheel)

Even though I had promised to deliver this chapter before the conclusion of 2020, the holiday season turned out to be a lot busier than I had anticipated, in addition … Read More

“Capital” vs. “Capitol”: The Difference

On the sixth day of 2021, a previously inconceivable abomination occurred in Washington, D.C. A conspired insurrection and coordinated siege of the United States Capitol building by a right-wing mob … Read More

Yesteryear 2020 – One Last Look

This article will be the final entry for La Vue Atypique in 2020, a year that many people around the world are looking forward to not (or never) looking back … Read More

Satirical Tales of a Moody Photographer (S.T.O.M.P.): Chapter 2

“S.T.O.M.P.” is a new series for La Vue Atypique which essentially shares anecdotes from my career as a professional photographer. Aside from my family and a few close friends, questions … Read More

Satirical Tales of a Moody Photographer (S.T.O.M.P.): Chapter 1

“S.T.O.M.P.” is a new series for La Vue Atypique which essentially shares anecdotes from my career as a professional photographer. Aside from my family and a few close friends, questions … Read More

11 Years of TIA!

December 1, 2020 is, unbelievably, the 11th anniversary of TIA International Photography. This was the day that the City of Seattle registered TIA as a licensed sole proprietorship in the … Read More

TIA’s Adventures in “Photocycling” / Chapter Four (The Fall Edition)

TIA takes you on a kaleidoscopic journey through Seattle during the autumn season in which you can admire and enjoy the multiple colors — especially yellow — of the season. An entertaining timelapse video also awaits your viewing!

“Brand New Day”

Revised on November 11, 2020. Today is Saturday, November 7, 2020. It’s a little after 10:30pm Pacific Time. It’s an historic day in the United States, and I wanted to … Read More

TIA’s Adventures in “Photocycling” / Chapter Three

In this chapter, TIA delves into a combination of travel and street photography, thus sharing many images featuring everyday people in and around Seattle.

TIA’s Adventures in “Photocycling” / Chapter Two

A second chapter of explorative Photocycling in the Emerald City ensues…come along with me!

TIA’s Adventures in “Photocycling” / Chapter One

“Photocycling” is the art of capturing images of different subject matters while cycling.

That Time When the U.S. Government (Almost) Stole My Photograph!

An anecdote about what happens when the entity who steals your intellectual property is the U.S. federal government.

Signage of the Times

“Black Lives Matter” signage is appearing all over the City of Seattle. Question: “Why is the movement suddenly resonating with everybody *this time*?”

The Pandemic, The Pandemonium & The Protests

When America and the world look back at the Year 2020 a year from now, or a decade from now, we may collectively wonder how we persevered. In the first … Read More

The Night We Fell Under the Spell of the Moon

TIA’s enchanting images of the moon are the only remaining evidence of a once engrossed interest in outer space intersecting with professional photography.

Quarantine Quagmire Sale (Ends May 31st)

In response to clients and customers who have expressed that their current budgets have been restricted on account of the coronavirus pandemic, TIA is offering a 20% discount on all … Read More

Quarantined City: Seattle Under Siege by the Coronavirus (Part III)

This is Part III of my photo essay that features different neighborhoods and landmarks of Seattle, notably areas that are typically very busy and filled with the hustle and bustle … Read More

Quarantined City: Seattle Under Siege by the Coronavirus (Part II)

This is Part II of my photo essay that features different neighborhoods and landmarks of Seattle, notably areas that are typically very busy and filled with the hustle and bustle … Read More

Quarantined City: Seattle Under Siege by the Coronavirus (Part I)

If you’re reading this article, you are probably fully aware of the ongoing global health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). What commenced as a rash of respiratory illnesses … Read More

Keeping Up with Ronald, Mikhail & Me

Some people drink. Some do drugs. Some overeat. We often need *something* to compensate for bad news or situations. Can photography be viewed as a vice?

TIA Enters 2020 with Two Photo Contest Victories

So far, 2020 has commenced on a very unexpected and positive note for TIA International Photography! It involves two first-time achievements in regards to photography competitions. Digital Photo Magazine (www.dpmag.com) … Read More

Keep a Keen Photographic Eye for Overcast & Stormy Skies

Why are people adverse to capturing images when the weather is not ideal or agreeable? This is the precise time to engage in photography!

Seattle’s New Year’s 2020 Celebration Is Already Notorious

Many people have inquired how I was able to achieve a photograph of one firecracker emanating from the Space Needle when we all know the show was canceled. Here’s how!

What’s with All the Cityscapes Anyway? (TIA Origin Story)

After 10 years in business, TIA reveals in this thoughtful retrospective how it came into existence with an interminable objective to deliver atypical and indelible photographs of our world’s cities.

Bamboozled in Buenos Aires

A tale about my first 24 hours in Buenos Aires, in which my plane battled Mother Nature’s wrath and how I became the latest statistic of skilled pick-pocketing.

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