This is a tale about 13th anniversaries.
TIAA #45: “We’re Gonna TikTok-Tok ’til Broad Daylight”
This is a tale about a popular city park and the app that is TikTok.
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 #17: “Me, Myself & Minneapolis”
This is a tale about treasuring moments of solitude and silent contemplation.
TIAA #15: “Mysteriously Mythological”
This is a tale about the seductive allure of an enigmatic moon sinking above the skyline of Vancouver.
TIAA #3: “Brooklyn Rising”
This is a tale about gratitude for the people who understand what I'm trying to do with my photography.
TIAA #2: “Wake Me Up”
This is a tale about the presentation of a dazzling image while being despondent and depressed in disguise.
TIAA #1: Involuntarily Vomiting on Vancouver
This is a tale about one of the worst photographs I have ever captured as a professional photographer. Let the delirium ensue.
Hong Kong / Postmarked 25 Aug. 2010
Ephri sends a postcard to Sybi from Hong Kong, one of his favorite cities on the planet.
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,... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... 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!
What’s with All the Cityscapes Anyway? (TIA Origin Story)
After 10 years in business, TIA reveals in this thoughtful retrospective how it came into existence with an interminable objective to deliver atypical and indelible photographs of our world's cities.
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.
Why *is* Seattle called “The Emerald City”?
Why is Seattle called "The Emerald City"? What's the story?
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 →
Dancing in Seattle in the Summer Rain (Factoid #7)
SEATTLE FACTOID #7 "Seattle, Queen of Rain" https://youtu.be/27eClHQxXls There's literally a song and/or music video for every subject matter under the sun(or rain, for our purposes). Here is Roxette's contribution to the matter at hand. So far, in July 2019, Seattle has had a relatively healthy amount of rainfall interspersing the warm sunshine, much to... Continue Reading →
For the Love of Calgary
City of Calgary https://videopress.com/v/BhejDOip?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata Welcome to Calgary! Let's talk about Calgary for a few minutes! Calgary’s nickname is "Cowtown" because it has a history associated with the Canadian "Wild West" of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The city's official flag is a red field featuring the letter "C" adorned with a cowboy hat... Continue Reading →
The Frustrated Photographer and Forgetful Pilot
I have an episode in aerial photography that was so peculiar that I felt it deserved to be described with readers. Prepare a cup of coffee, tea, cocoa – whatever your beverage of choice is today – sit back, and allow me to share this tale of semi-humorous human folly (and foolishness) with you. Aerial... Continue Reading →
Meet Me at the Muddy Confluence
Where the River Gombak meets the River Klang -- that’s where you’ll find Kuala Lumpur (KL), which is Malay for, literally, “Muddy Confluence”. As an enthusiast of etymology -- especially regarding the names of our world's cities -- I find the meaning of “Kuala Lumpur" to be one of the most fascinating. KL is a... Continue Reading →
Where the Cranes Reign (Factoid #6)
SEATTLE FACTOID #6 Seattle has erected more cranes for construction than any other city in the United States for three consecutive years since 2016. "Seattle at an Angle" / View of downtown from the Skyview Observatory at Columbia Center Seattle's Urban Evolution, Ad Infinitum:An aerial view of downtown Seattle with Westlake Avenue as the central... 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 →
A Needle Like No Other (Factoid #5)
SEATTLE FACTOID #5 When the Smith Tower was erected in 1914, it remained the tallest building not only in Seattle or Washington State, but on the entire West Coast of the United States! In 1962, the record was broken by yet another structure in Seattle, one that has become world renowned and probably the most... Continue Reading →
The Photographer, The Police Officer & The Politics
Downtown Seattle, Waterfront & Alaskan Way Viaduct 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... Continue Reading →
The Tallest Tower for Roughly 421,000 Hours (Factoid #4)
SEATTLE FACTOID #4 Smith Tower & Seattle Waterfront @ Dawn When it was erected in 1914, Seattle's Smith Tower was the tallest building along the West Coast of the United States. Smith Tower (center), Downtown Seattle Smith Tower would remain the tallest for nearly 50 years until it was eventually usurped by another building in... 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 →
Isthmus City (Factoid #3)
Seattle is the only major U.S. city that is situated on an isthmus.