TIA International Photography's name misses the opportunity to be printed in an article because the small business did NOT have a conflict of interest with the newspaper.
Security guards capture T.J. in the act of photography at a parking garage in Philadelphia and summarily kick him out -- but not for the reason one might assume.
This is a tale about inadvertently confronting one's own past because fate intervened with your life...again.
This is a tale about gratitude for the people who understand what I'm trying to do with my photography.
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!
Ephri sends a postcard to Sybi from Honolulu, despite the fact that he's sitting next to her while writing the message.
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... Continue Reading →
"Satirical Tales of a Moody Photographer" (or "S.T.O.M.P.") is a new series for La Vue Atypique which shares amusing (and sometimes enlightening) anecdotes from my career as a professional photographer.
An anecdote about what happens when the entity who steals your intellectual property is the U.S. federal government.
TIA's enchanting images of the moon are the only remaining evidence of a once engrossed interest in outer space intersecting with professional photography.
A TIA original photograph of San Francisco won Digital PhotoPro Magazine's "Tell Us Your Story" contest and has been printed in the April 2020 edition.
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) recently informed me that an original TIA photograph that I submitted for its "2019 Tell Us Your Story" photography contest won Third Place! The winning... Continue Reading →
Why are people adverse to capturing images when the weather is not ideal or agreeable? This is the precise time to engage in photography!
The "Escapade" from Seattle to San Francisco was worth it. Feel free to play this instrumental mix of "Escapade" to set the mood! The months of September and October 2019 have been extremely hectic, but very productive. This is why I have not been able to publish another blog entry until now. I am happy... Continue Reading →
A tribute, via photography, to New York City, a modern day example of the resilience of the human spirit.
A retrospective regarding the discovery of a sudden death and the unexpected opportunity of directing air control traffic over a major American city.
Little Italy District, San DiegoLittle Italy District, San Diego (Earthquake Illustration) The image above was one of the very romantic and memorable views of San Diego from my hotel captured on my last night in the city. Due to the fact that it was also my birthday, the events that took place that day will... Continue Reading →
There is no doubt that Las Vegas is probably one of the most fascinating, spectacular, hyper, and quizzical cities in the world. Night-time Aerial View of the Las Vegas Strip / Purchase "Las Vegas" actually means "The Meadows" or "Fertile Plains" in Spanish. The Meadows, today, is the largest city by population in the State... Continue Reading →
Yerba Buena de la Republica de Alta California (a.k.a San Francisco) Today, you might be familiar with this city by a few of its popular nicknames, including: San FranFriscoCity by the BaySFFog City Of course, we all call it "San Francisco"! "Me, My Bay & I" / Bay Bridge & Embarcadero, San Francisco Formerly known... Continue Reading →
"San Diego" is Spanish for "Saint James" San Diego's skyline is very expansive. In the image above, this is only a small part of it captured from Harbor Island. The majority of the buildings are the same height, and not as tall as those seen in Los Angeles or San Francisco, whose urban cores developed... Continue Reading →
According to my WordPress statistics, this will be my 50th article for this blog. To celebrate this achievement, I thought I would share some trivia about America's 49th state, just to be quirky and offbeat. Alaska's capital city is Juneau. With a population slightly above 32,000, the capital is more of a small town than... Continue Reading →
The name "Chicago" is derived from "Shikaakwa". Established 184 years ago, the city named "Chicago” is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, translated as "wild onion" or "wild garlic", from the Miami-Illinois language. Wild Garlic (literally...) The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as "Checagou"... Continue Reading →
As a professional photographer headquartered in Seattle, I always enjoy learning the locations from where new customers and potential clients contact TIA, and which images they are interested in licensing. For example, I am currently dealing with (or patiently waiting for, rather) an architecture firm in London for its final decision on which TIA aerial... Continue Reading →
Bay Bridge & Embarcadero -- San Francisco, California San Francisco is on my mind at the moment. Since I was a child, I still think it is the most beautiful city in the United States. The Bay, the Bridges, the city, the neighborhoods and, of course, the people -- they each make the city so... Continue Reading →
Hope Street, Downtown Los Angeles I think it happened somewhere on Hope Street between W. 2nd & W. 3rd Streets, possibly a little after 8pm. It was the fourth day of November in 2011, a Friday night. I was enjoying the urban grid of the streets of LA on what turned out to be a very clear night. ... Continue Reading →