“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!

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…

“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…

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…

Tell Us Your Story…in Print

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.

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) 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…

My Escapade to San Francisco Almost Made Me Miss Janet (Much)

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 to be writing this particular entry because it provides me the opportunity to do two things:  1) Gush about San Francisco, and 2)…

A Bittersweet Memory of Miami

A retrospective regarding the discovery of a sudden death and the unexpected opportunity of directing air control traffic over a major American city.

It Was an Earthquake, Not an Emergency.

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 be forever unforgettable in my memory. Why? It’s because this scene…

The City that Rises in the Meadows of the Desert

There is no doubt that Las Vegas is probably one of the most fascinating, spectacular, hyper, and quizzical cities in the world. “Las Vegas” actually means “The Meadows” or “Fertile Plains” in Spanish. The Meadows, today, is the largest city by population in the State of Nevada, and the 28th largest city in the United…

The City of a Saint & Good Herbs

Today, you might be familiar with this city by a few of its popular nicknames, including: San Fran Frisco City by the Bay SF Fog City Of course, we all call it “San Francisco“! Formerly known as Yerba Buena (Spanish for “Good Herb”), the City by the Bay — originally founded and established in Mexico…

The Skyline of 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 more rapidly between the 1970s and 1990s….

Juneau, You Know?

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…

Our City of Shikaakwa Today

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. The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as “Checagou” was by Robert de LaSalle around 1679 in a memoir…

Hooray for Hollywood?

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…

Beautiful Day by the Bay

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 unique and spectacular in its own remarkable way.

Hope & Irresponsibility

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.  It had been raining when…

Can’t Get New York Out of My Head

Hi everyone!  Please enjoy my latest photo video showcase, featuring the mega-metropolis known as New York City.  This is my first full-length photo video since last year’s “Paris X.X.L.”!  In addition to my passion for night-time photography and aerial photography, I often like to compile the hundreds, if not thousands, of photographs from one location…

A View to a Thrill

I thought I would pay a small tribute to what I believe to be the most beautiful city in the United States — San Francisco, California.  Ever since I was a boy in grade school, I had seen photos of this magnificent city whose two bridges were as iconic in their own rights as the…

High (Dynamic Range) on Houston

Enjoy a photo of Houston, captured on a taxi ride on an early August morning in 2010.  Since we were going at 75 miles an hour,  I had to set the ISO to 500 with aperture at f/2.8.  I have posted the original image below.  Some photographers are purists, meaning that they subscribe to the…