Creative Series - 179


This is the artist 179 (a.k.a. Angelina Villalobos).  I love her murals, the first one of hers I had seen was the gigantic one she worked on here in Belltown.  I love the way her animals weave and bob -- I thought it would be fun to make 179 a whimsical creature as well!  She was excited to do it so my 4-year old daughter and myself were off to have fun with paper mache!  Today, we set about to shoot -- we did two set-ups: one in front of one of her murals on lower Queen Anne and the other over in Golden Gardens.  I wanted to get away from the stereotype of street artists being photographed in front of some of their murals.  I love the 'Where the Wild Things Are' aesthetic of the woodsy image but also love the set-up in the more urban image.  What are your thoughts?

Dailies - October 4, 2011

So, Amanda Knox landed home here in Seattle today and I very much became aware that her mother's home was a mere few blocks from my home. Camera crews were around, the whirring of helicopters following her onher way home from the airport -- kinda crazy and a little bit sad. And, having said that, I too went to take a photograph -- I don't know why. It seemed noteworthy, it seemed ... something. And hence my Daily today -- not an amazing photo, but perhaps noteworthy of some sort - -a homecoming that should be private suddenly very public...