“My Park Moment” Photo Exhibit

The “My Park Moment” photography contest turned out to be one of the most atypical and memorable competitions TIA has ever entered. Find out why!

A Pictorial Ode to those Glowing Sunset Embers of Late September

If you lived in Seattle on the evening of Friday, September 24, 2021, then you were probably a witness to one of the most mesmerizing sunsets we had this year. I wasn’t expecting it, so I was thoroughly caught off guard as I was cycling on Melbourne (that’s my bike’s name) north on Dexter Avenue…

Vancouver / Postmarked 11 Nov. 2012

11 November 2012 My dearest Sybithian: I cannot believe fate has made it so that our paths fail to cross in Vancouver.  By far, this is probably my favorite city on the North American continent.  My conference just ended, and I’m sitting in a small café overlooking the waterfront by Lonsdale Quay, lamenting the fact…

Honolulu / Postmarked 09 Jul. 2012

9 July 2012 Sybithian, my love: By the time you receive this card, you’ll likely have a very quizzical look on your face (one of your trademark expressions that made me fall for you, quite interminably I might add, as gravity appears to have denied me a place to land). Then, you’ll probably let out…

Singapore / Postmarked 27 Dec. 2013

27 Dec. 2013 My dearest Sybithian: Now that I’ve found a scenic spot along the river to marvel at the magnificent skyline of Singapore, I thought I would use the city’s electrifying ambiance and cosmopolitan vibe to write you this note. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas in Athens. I can’t…

London / Postmarked 14 Jun. 2011

14 Jun. 2011 Hullo Sybithian: I hope this postcard finds the love of my life in good spirits and brimming with your boundless optimism. I’m writing you from a cafe near the entrance of Waterloo Station as the rain rhythmically pours on Londoners scurrying to their respective destinations.  Even in the rain and misty fog,…

Hong Kong / Postmarked 25 Aug. 2010

25 Aug. 2010 My dearest, darling Sybithian: Greetings from Hong Kong, my love!  I have missed you intensely this summer. I hope you like this postcard. You know how much I’m thoroughly mesmerized by massive metropolises at night, and HK delivers exceptionally. I went to the dim sum restaurant you recommended in Kowloon. Every item…

Maritime Thoroughfare in the City

Please enjoy a very entertaining timelapse video of the Chittenden Locks (whose local moniker is the Ballard Locks), which is an essential part of the Lake Washington Ship Canal serving thousands of vessels throughout the Seattle metropolitan area. Constructed between 1911 and 1917, the Ballard Locks’ principal function enables access for boats and ships to…

Happy Mothers Day

TIA would like to extend fond wishes to all the mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, aunts, and sisters on this Mothers Day — today and always. To commemorate the occasion, please enjoy a few images of a real “mother goose” and her goslings at Lake Union Park in Seattle.

The Land in the Lullaby

Please enjoy a timelapse video that I executed on Sunday, April 25th, at the vantage located at 5th & Lynn Park in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. From this stellar viewpoint on a clear day, you can see five different neighborhoods of the city simultaneously — in addition to the colossal, jagged summits of…

Sunday Walks at Kerry Park

As my timelapse photography mission continues, this past weekend took me to the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, home of Kerry Park. If you are a resident of Seattle, Kerry Park truly needs no introduction. For previous visitors, chances are you have been to Kerry Park but did not know “Kerry” was the park’s name….

Our Beautiful Earth

In observance of Earth Day this year, please enjoy this short video compilation of natural landscapes and animals from my inventory over the years. Contrary to what one might believe, I do enjoy capturing natural landscapes when I have the opportunity. Additionally, I believe that if I did not pursue cityscapes and low-light scenes as…

Summer in Springtime

Seattle has been experiencing some exceptional summertime weather even though we’re only a month into Spring. In my experience, Aprils in Seattle have often been rainy, wet, and relatively cold. Every few years, for a period of a few days, we find ourselves as the recipients of an anomaly in the “usual” weather patterns or…

Walk with Me under the Cherry Blossom Trees

Enjoy a compilation of landscape and timelapse photography featuring the enchanting cherry blossoms at the University of Washington in Seattle, a popular, annual attraction.

Caught in a Seattle Timelapse

In 2021, I have finally been able to engage with the objective I set for myself last year — developing and solidifying my skills in timelapse photography! As time-consuming as this engrossing venture is, timelapse photograpy is really a lot of fun. Similar to when I first delved into night photography over a decade ago,…

Sleepy Saturday Morning in Seattle

During the weekend of March 27th, I decided to revive my objectives for creating timelapse photography videos. It was a primary objective in 2020, but the pandemic struck the planet, and my objective was no longer a priority. A year later, I would like to resume my quest to add timelapse videos to my skillset…

A Newfound Zeal for the Seattle Great Wheel

The Seattle Great Wheel is the Ferris wheel at Pier 57 of Seattle’s waterfront. Constructed in 2012, the Great Wheel is one of the city’s youngest landmarks, but very recognizable alongside the growing number of skyscrapers that comprise Seattle’s downtown district. Although the Great Wheel, at 175 feet (53.3 m), is the tallest Ferris wheel…

“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. The Emerald City was buried with nearly nine inches of snow, making February 13th the snowiest day in Seattle since January 1969. Since we typically…

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 to the insanity of the national politics that continue to unravel each day ad infinitum. Alas, this fifth installment of “Adventures in Photocycling” features a…

“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 of white supremacists, incited by the President, took place in a deliberate attempt to disrupt and abort the U.S. Congress’ electoral certification of President-elect Joe…

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 at ever again. There is little need or desire to recite the multiple reasons for 2020’s universally accepted moratorium as the world continues, presently, to…

Happy Holly Jolly Holidays!

First and foremost, TIA would like to take a moment to wish all of you a pleasant and peaceful holiday season at the conclusion of one of the most challenging and strenuous years for Planet Earth and its inhabitants. Living in Seattle for almost 14 years, I have developed quite a collection of photography featuring…

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 about my experiences have never been posed by anybody. After 11 years of being in this business, I have decided to be proactive and tell…

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 about my experiences have never been posed by anybody. After 11 years of being in this business, I have decided to be proactive and tell…

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 business of offering professional photography services back in 2009. This article serves as a greeting of gratitude for all of you who have been perpetually…