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TIAA #36: “Groove is on the Waterfront”
This is a tale about an unlikely pair grooving to the sound that Seattle threw down.
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 #24: “Joyous Pride”
This is a tale about a certain city that holds its Pride parade in...September!
TIAA #21: “Going Back to My Roots”
This is a tale about sharing an image that I wanted to share two months ago!
TIAA #17: “Me, Myself & Minneapolis”
This is a tale about treasuring moments of solitude and silent contemplation.
TIAA #12: “Superwoman”
This is a tale about the bewildering and inexcusable hatred against women, and black women, in particular.
TIAA #4: “Suspicious Black Male in a Hoodie”
This is a tale about biased presuppositions that should be duly reassessed before someone gets hurt or killed for no justifiable reason (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.
TIAA #2: “Wake Me Up”
This is a tale about the presentation of a dazzling image while being despondent and depressed in disguise.
Hello Seattle. It’s Been Fog Too Long.
TIA invites you to view how foggy weather transforms the Emerald City into an otherworldly realm of eccentric mystery and eerie intrigue.
Walking in a City Centre Wonderland
Take an illustrative and photographic walk with TIA through downtown Seattle's sparkling holiday decorations...in the rain!
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 →
A Newfound Zeal for the Seattle Great Wheel
The Seattle Great Wheel | Purchase The Seattle Great Wheel is the Ferris wheel at Pier 57 of Seattle's waterfront. Constructed in 2012, the Great Wheel is one of the city's youngest landmarks, but very recognizable alongside the growing number of skyscrapers that comprise Seattle's downtown district. Although the Great Wheel, at 175 feet (53.3... Continue Reading →
Happy Holly Jolly Holidays!
First and foremost, TIA would like to take a moment to wish all of you a pleasant and peaceful holiday season at the conclusion of one of the most challenging and strenuous years for Planet Earth and its inhabitants. Living in Seattle for almost 14 years, I have developed quite a collection of photography featuring... Continue Reading →
Quarantined City: Seattle Life Offset by the Coronavirus (Part III)
This is Part III of my photo essay that features different neighborhoods and landmarks of Seattle, notably areas that are typically very busy and filled with the hustle and bustle of people and vehicles before the populace was fully informed of the disease's incredibly rapid and lethal contagiousness from person to person. If you're a... Continue Reading →
Quarantined City: Seattle Life Offset by the Coronavirus (Part II)
This is Part II of my photo essay that features different neighborhoods and landmarks of Seattle, notably areas that are typically very busy and filled with the hustle and bustle of people and vehicles before the populace was fully informed of the disease's incredibly rapid and lethal contagiousness from person to person. If you're a... Continue Reading →
Quarantined City: Seattle Life Offset by the Coronavirus (Part I)
If you're reading this article, you are probably fully aware of the ongoing global health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). What commenced as a rash of respiratory illnesses in Wuhan, China back in November 2019 has now gripped the entire world in March 2020. In late January, Kirkland, Washington, a suburb east of... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →