Boy, did we get lucky. It rained everyday this week except yesterday.
Meet Ellie, a high school senior in the Seattle area. Ellie wanted some help creating memorable photos for her senior year of high school. As far as shooting locations go, we had options. Look left and you have poster-plastered dirty walls. Look right and there’s a field of grass that hasn’t been touched in months. Keep walking and you’ll find a park, then another, then another. So what do we want: urban decay or grassy meadows? I don’t know!
Ellie has a passion for jazz music, dance, and photography from the 1930s. She also has a leather jacket and a sweet Audrey Hepburn dress. These things in mind, where should we go? We’d like a more modern backdrop for her dress and some nasty, grungy Seattle pavement for her jacket. How about Post Alley! Just under Pike Place Market, Post Alley has wonderful cobblestone walkways, grungy posters, dirt, trash, cigarette butts, and sun beams galore. If that wasn’t enough, you could turn around and see the little Italian cafe with outdoor seating. We had our spot.
Ellie: I wish you an amazing senior year and appreciate the opportunity to help you remember it. I had fun!
For anyone who’s been to Post Alley, you will no doubt recognize this wall. It is one of my favorite places ever and it’s always changing. There’s got to be posters stacked an inch thick.
I didn’t get a chance to hear Ellie play this thing, but it felt at home.
And this is why I love sunset.
Thanks again Ellie and I’ll see you soon in the studio!