“Snowmageddon Chronicles”: Part One

Contrary to popular preconceptions and misconceptions, snowfall is infrequent in Seattle, and blizzards are even rarer. That’s why the snowstorm Seattle received between February 12th and 13th is rather historic. … Read More

TIA’s Adventures in “Photocycling” / Chapter Five (Blooper Wheel)

Even though I had promised to deliver this chapter before the conclusion of 2020, the holiday season turned out to be a lot busier than I had anticipated, in addition … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Satirical Tales of a Moody Photographer (S.T.O.M.P.): Chapter 1

“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 … Read More

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 … Read More

TIA’s Adventures in “Photocycling” / Chapter Four (The Fall Edition)

TIA takes you on a kaleidoscopic journey through Seattle during the autumn season in which you can admire and enjoy the multiple colors — especially yellow — of the season. An entertaining timelapse video also awaits your viewing!

TIA’s Adventures in “Photocycling” / Chapter Three

In this chapter, TIA delves into a combination of travel and street photography, thus sharing many images featuring everyday people in and around Seattle.

TIA’s Adventures in “Photocycling” / Chapter Two

A second chapter of explorative Photocycling in the Emerald City ensues…come along with me!

TIA’s Adventures in “Photocycling” / Chapter One

“Photocycling” is the art of capturing images of different subject matters while cycling.

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 … Read More

The Night We Fell Under the Spell of the Moon

TIA’s enchanting images of the moon are the only remaining evidence of a once engrossed interest in outer space intersecting with professional photography.

Quarantined City: Seattle Under Siege 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 … Read More

Quarantined City: Seattle Under Siege 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 … Read More

Quarantined City: Seattle Under Siege 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 … Read More

TIA Enters 2020 with Two Photo Contest Victories

So far, 2020 has commenced on a very unexpected and positive note for TIA International Photography! It involves two first-time achievements in regards to photography competitions. Digital Photo Magazine (www.dpmag.com) … Read More

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!

Seattle’s New Year’s 2020 Celebration Is Already Notorious

Many people have inquired how I was able to achieve a photograph of one firecracker emanating from the Space Needle when we all know the show was canceled. Here’s how!

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.

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 … Read More

Dancing in Seattle in the Summer Rain (Factoid #7)

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

“This State of Independence Shall Be…”

July 4th of this year commemorates the United States’ 243rd birthday — its Day of Independence from the United Kingdom. For the past nine years, I have challenged myself to … Read More

Just Pride, No Prejudice

Enjoy some colorful, festive photos from Seattle’s PrideFest that took place at Seattle Center on June 30, 2019. Out of the several photos I captured, these six were my favorites … Read More

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. The downtown core of Seattle continues … Read More

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