TIAA #5: “Acknowledge”

This is a tale about making a conscious effort to avoid stereotyping white people in the objective to eliminate systemic racism.

Satirical Tales of a Moody Photographer (S.T.O.M.P.): Chapter 2

“S.T.O.M.P.” is a new series for La Vue Atypique which essentially shares anecdotes from my career as a professional photographer. Aside from my family and a few close friends, questions about my experiences have never been posed by anybody. After 11 years of being in this business, I have decided to be proactive and tell…

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…

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…

Legacy of a King

The United States has only one county in the entire nation named after Martin Luther King, Jr. Read about this significant milestone in his lasting legacy.