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.

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…

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…

“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 take a few moments to commemorate it so that I can always remember it. This article contains tidbits of what happened today that I would…

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 five months of this year, we have all suffered from a pandemic that is still very much on the forefront of our daily realities, regardless…

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?

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.

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)…

State of the Rhythm Nation 30 Years Later

“Rhythm Nation 1814” was released when the world was in a political state of revolution and evolution. This article examines the legacy and personal impact of Janet Jackson’s remarkable fourth studio album.

The Photographer, The Police Officer & The Politics

If you’ve been a resident of Seattle for a few years, then you’re probably very familiar with how much the city has evolved between your earliest memory and most recent recollection.  The central business district of Seattle has expanded outwards and upwards, with dozens of new cranes surrounding the multiple construction sites and new buildings…

“Gun Violence” – America’s #1 Single & Broken Record

Last night, after feeling quite exhausted for what was actually a short week (on account of Memorial Day on Monday), I found that I was flirting with insomnia once again. That’s not a pleasant feeling, but the reason that was causing my insomnia was much worse. I had just learned about the latest mass shooting…

Adieu Été, Sayonara Summer

I have lived in Seattle for seven and a half years, and it feels like each summer season is better than the previous.  It’s a city where it never gets too humid, there’s plenty of sunshine, and the grey skies that seem to threaten rain do not last very long.  Spending time outside and enjoying…

Another Place and Time

Tuesday, September 11, 2001, remains one of the most surreal and darkest days in world history and human civilization.

Happy New Year & Best Wishes for 2013

TIA International Photography would like to extend its warmest wishes of Joy, Happiness, Success, Prosperity, and Good Health to you and your families in the New Year. I’m going to challenge myself to make at least three postings every month on this blog.There is little sense having the handy tool if I do not use…

Coming Back Soon!

TIA International Photography’s blog has been on hiatus for over a month on account of multiple professional and personal projects, and — unfortunately — illness.  Not to fear. I am excited to share that many more interviews are currently in the works.  Travel season is also coming for TIA, starting with New York in mid-May…

“Bittersweet Memories. . .”

I would just like to take a moment to honor and remember one of my favorite singers of all-time, Whitney Houston, who mysteriously passed away on February 11th.  I was at home, typing an email to a friend, and suddenly felt hungry.  On my iTunes, “The Greatest Love of All” had just concluded.  I stood…