Issue #1: My Identity (Is Not an Issue (to Me))
S.T.O.M.P. / Chapter 3: “City of Brotherly Security”
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.
S.T.O.M.P. / Chapter 2: “Another Day in Paradise”
T.J. reckons with the reality of racism and discrimination in his day-to-day routines as a professional photographer.
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.
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 →
The Ups and Downs of Being My Own Boss as a Professional Photographer
One of the most inspirational, challenging, momentous and, occasionally, disappointing years in my life occurred between May 2014 and May 2015. Even though I was a sole proprietor and had owned my own small photography business for four and a half years, I was still working full-time for an employer in Seattle. It was the... Continue Reading →
Feature Photographer Inteview: Clayton Perry
Clayton Perry Greetings, Ladies & Gentlemen! Welcome, once again, to the latest edition of the Feature Photographer series on TIA International Photography's official blog! I really love doing these features, and I am very pleased to have Clayton Perry of Clayton Perry Photoworks as our guest for this interview. Similar to previous feature photographers, Clayton and... Continue Reading →
Feature Photographer Interview: Rebecca Ang
Rebecca Ang Ladies and Gentlemen, I am thrilled to introduce you to the next photographer of TIA’s Feature Photographer series! She’s Rebecca Ang, an incredibly talented and artistic photographer based in Singapore. I initially came to know Rebecca’s work on Flickr and was so extremely enamored with her mesmerizing cityscapes of Singapore. She is one... Continue Reading →
Feature Photographer Interview: Toby Harriman
Toby Harriman (Photo by Joseph Fanvu -- http://www.josephfanvu.com) Ladies and Gentlemen, after being on hiatus for almost four months, TIA International Photography is very pleased to continue the Feature Photographer series! We are going to resume the interview series with a photographer who, I believe, has an incredible talent for showcasing the enchanting mystique of... Continue Reading →
Feature Photographer Interview: Viviana Singh
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to Viviana Singh (or Vivi, as I and many of her friends call her). I am very enthusiastic to present this latest interview in my Feature Photographer series because Vivi’s photography has a profound depth that’s quite challenging to describe in words. As a... Continue Reading →
Feature Photographer Interview: Joshua Gunther
Joshua Gunther Ladies and Gentlemen, it brings me a lot of pleasure to introduce you to Joshua Gunther, a very talented photographer who has the keen ability to produce electrifying cityscape images. I have been a fan of Josh’s work for a number of years, and I had the opportunity to meet him in Los... Continue Reading →
Feature Photographer Interview: Steve Rosset
Steve Rosset Ladies and gentlemen from all realms of travel and photography, it is my genuine pleasure to introduce you to Steve Rosset, a world traveler whose characteristic photographs are always riveting and intriguing. Steve and I crossed paths on Flickr back in 2009 and have been following each other’s work ever since. We are... Continue Reading →