“My Park Moment” Photo Exhibit

The “My Park Moment” photography contest turned out to be one of the most atypical and memorable competitions TIA has ever entered. Find out why!

Vancouver / Postmarked 11 Nov. 2012

11 November 2012 My dearest Sybithian: I cannot believe fate has made it so that our paths fail to cross in Vancouver.  By far, this is probably my favorite city on the North American continent.  My conference just ended, and I’m sitting in a small café overlooking the waterfront by Lonsdale Quay, lamenting the fact…

Honolulu / Postmarked 09 Jul. 2012

9 July 2012 Sybithian, my love: By the time you receive this card, you’ll likely have a very quizzical look on your face (one of your trademark expressions that made me fall for you, quite interminably I might add, as gravity appears to have denied me a place to land). Then, you’ll probably let out…

Singapore / Postmarked 27 Dec. 2013

27 Dec. 2013 My dearest Sybithian: Now that I’ve found a scenic spot along the river to marvel at the magnificent skyline of Singapore, I thought I would use the city’s electrifying ambiance and cosmopolitan vibe to write you this note. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas in Athens. I can’t…

London / Postmarked 14 Jun. 2011

14 Jun. 2011 Hullo Sybithian: I hope this postcard finds the love of my life in good spirits and brimming with your boundless optimism. I’m writing you from a cafe near the entrance of Waterloo Station as the rain rhythmically pours on Londoners scurrying to their respective destinations.  Even in the rain and misty fog,…

Hong Kong / Postmarked 25 Aug. 2010

25 Aug. 2010 My dearest, darling Sybithian: Greetings from Hong Kong, my love!  I have missed you intensely this summer. I hope you like this postcard. You know how much I’m thoroughly mesmerized by massive metropolises at night, and HK delivers exceptionally. I went to the dim sum restaurant you recommended in Kowloon. Every item…

Walk with Me under the Cherry Blossom Trees

Enjoy a compilation of landscape and timelapse photography featuring the enchanting cherry blossoms at the University of Washington in Seattle, a popular, annual attraction.

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,…

Sleepy Saturday Morning in Seattle

During the weekend of March 27th, I decided to revive my objectives for creating timelapse photography videos. It was a primary objective in 2020, but the pandemic struck the planet, and my objective was no longer a priority. A year later, I would like to resume my quest to add timelapse videos to my skillset…

A Newfound Zeal for the Seattle Great Wheel

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 m), is the tallest Ferris wheel…

“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. The Emerald City was buried with nearly nine inches of snow, making February 13th the snowiest day in Seattle since January 1969. Since we typically…

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 at ever again. There is little need or desire to recite the multiple reasons for 2020’s universally accepted moratorium as the world continues, presently, to…

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…

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 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…

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…

“Brand New Day”

Revised on November 11, 2020. Today is Saturday, November 7, 2020. It’s a little after 10:30pm Pacific Time. It’s an historic day in the United States, and I wanted to take a few moments to commemorate it so that I can always remember it. This article contains tidbits of what happened today that I would…

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…