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.
Minneapolis: TIA’s 20th American City
Looking for new Minneapolis cityscapes, urban landscapes, and aerial views? Look no further!
An American Anniversary Ritual Returns to the Emerald City
Celebrating Independence Day has returned to Seattle!
TIAA #23: “That One June in Juneau”
This is a tale about my first encounter with the State of Alaska.
TIAA #22: “Ambitious Distance”
This is a tale about pensive patience, perpetual pacing, and spontaneous road trips.
TIAA #17: “Me, Myself & Minneapolis”
This is a tale about treasuring moments of solitude and silent contemplation.
TIAA #16: “Minneapolis: My City of Many Mixed Emotions”
This is a tale about inadvertently confronting one's own past because fate intervened with your life...again.
TIAA #3: “Brooklyn Rising”
This is a tale about gratitude for the people who understand what I'm trying to do with my photography.
“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
Ephri sends a postcard to Sybi from Honolulu, despite the fact that he's sitting next to her while writing the message.
“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... Continue Reading →
S.T.O.M.P. / Chapter 1: “Weekend at Boise’s”
"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.
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.
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.
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... Continue Reading →
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!
My Escapade to San Francisco Almost Made Me Miss Janet (Much)
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 →
Taking a Moment to Remember. . .
A tribute, via photography, to New York City, a modern day example of the resilience of the human spirit.
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.
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 →
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. 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 →
The City of a Saint & Good Herbs
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 →
The Skyline of Saint James
"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 →
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... Continue Reading →
Our City of Shikaakwa Today
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 →
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... 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 & Irresponsibility
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 →
Can’t Get New York Out of My Head
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fery-t5Voc8&hd=1 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... Continue Reading →