One of the my favourite young american artists, Kehinde Wiley, showed a series of works at the Seattle Art Museum and I was lucky enough to be town during the exhibit which ran till May 8, 2016. Kehinde is best known for his portraits of African Americans whom he places in historically well known classical artwork poses. In doing so, he elevates the models he finds off the streets of Brooklyn or elsewhere into positions usually reserved for those with higher status. The exhibit titled...
I managed to get to one of the waterfront areas in Seattle with a view of the fireworks last night on July 4th. The main event actually takes place at Gasworks Park on Lake Union – which gets really crowded with people gathering there from the morning. Not something I wanted to do at 92 degree (F) heat. But it was nice just to catch some shots from a distant spot on Lake Union.
It’s July 4th here in the U.S. – lots of fireworks. Not sure I’ll get out there to take photos given the traffic but here is a shot of the Seattle skyline with Mt. Rainier in the right background at twilight.
The photos here are from one of the galleries – the Persian Pergola Ceiling – at the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at the Seattle Center. Dale Chihuly is a well known glass artist from Tacoma, Wa. whose work can be found around the world.
This colourful building is the EMP Museum (designed by Frank Gehry) located adjacent to Seattle Center. And of course, the Seattle Space Needle is a well known landmark. I basically liked the colours on the EMP and framed the shot to see the different colour panels with the Space Needle reflection. I shot this using a wide angle at 35mm.