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 … Read More
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 … Read More
Why are people adverse to capturing images when the weather is not ideal or agreeable? This is the precise time to engage in photography!
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 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”? What’s the story?
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
SEATTLE FACTOID #7 So far, in July 2019, Seattle has had a relatively healthy amount of rainfall interspersing the warm sunshine, much to the consternation of so many residents — … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
SEATTLE FACTOID #6 Seattle has erected more cranes for construction than any other city in the United States for three consecutive years since 2016. The downtown core of Seattle continues … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
SEATTLE FACTOID #4 When it was erected in 1914, Seattle‘s Smith Tower was the tallest building along the West Coast of the United States. Smith Tower would remain the tallest … Read More
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 … Read More
Seattle is the only major U.S. city that is situated on an isthmus.
The City The name “Singapore” was adapted by the British from its original Malay name, “Singapura”, which means “Lion City”. I had often read books and magazines about the great … Read More
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. … Read More
SEATTLE FACTOID #2 Seattle was the first major U.S. city to elect a female mayor, Bertha Landes, back in 1926. 91 years would pass before Seattle would elect its second … Read More
SEATTLE FACTOID #1 There is only one “Seattle” on the planet. No other city or town in the world shares its name. Click here to view more original TIA images … Read More
This is the Photo of the Day for October 31st from TIA’s Project “2014 : 365”, my personally assigned photography challenge of the year. The challenge is to capture one … Read More
If it was previously unclear what TIA’s services were and how we can provide photography for your business needs and projects, this entertaining video demystifies any uncertainties or misconceptions! LOCATION … Read More
Kuala Lumpur. Christmas Eve. Horrendously hot. Morosely muggy. Extremely engrossing and exciting. During my time in KL*, I remember carrying a handkerchief in my pocket to serve two purposes: either … Read More
After plenty of research and a few experiments, I have put together my first “real” time-lapse video. I recently purchased a wireless intervalometer and have been experimenting with some time-lapse … Read More
Greetings everyone! After a long hiatus, TIA International Photography is excited to recommence the Feature Photographer interview series with Richard Heersmink, a remarkable photographer currently based in my favorite city for photography … Read More
By now, I hope I have established that I’m thoroughly enamored with our world’s biggest (and not so big) metropolises. I am crazy about them. Cities are like people. They … Read More