Photos and flowers on display along the fence by Seacrest Park Cove on Alki in West Seattle is an extension of Portland’s #SayTheirNamesMemorial honoring black lives lost to police brutality and spearheaded by several local businesses. (See Westside Seattle)
I didn’t realize it had been setup the end of June. What remains today is still heart-wrenching and thought provoking. How do we right this wrong? Will it be different this time?
If you have the chance read this article I found in Vanity Fair by Jamie Briggs where he turns the question often asked of him “Are you okay?” right back on society.
After a long history of decline the once art deco inspired Kalakala ferry ended up beyond any restoration efforts. Sadly but heroically her bits and pieces were auctioned off to lovers of the world’s first streamlined vessel that was ‘more rounded.’
She created an international sensationand was featured in National Geographic Magazine in 1938. In 1963, the Kalakala was voted the second biggest attraction, after the Space Needle at the World’s Fair.
Seniors are lots of fun and Jessica was no exception. She’s lived in West Seattle and always wanted photos taken on Alki so this was the perfect way to capture her senior photos. When given the chance I like to add my artistic slant and create one of a kind pieces of portrait art….here’s my versions for Jessica:
I photographed her sister Audrey a couple years ago and now it’s Maddie’s turn. We braved the chill and found sunny skies on Alki. Once w got started Maddie knew just what she wanted to do. I loved her spontaneous laughter and smiles that only mom could get out of her!
The Barnett family decided that since they were moving to Boston it was time to have that family photo taken on Alki. So, after packing all day long they headed to the shores of Alki for one last play date with the kids. I was happy to join them and must say we got some great images that will last a lifetime! We traversed the shoreline with the only mishap being, I got stung by a bee!
I don’t know how anyone can resist these blonde hair & blue eyes. Say hello to Saoirse Ronan Lawlor. His mom purchased a gift certificate from one of the local auctions so we just had to do some fun outdoor stuff. Saoirse loves the water and was more than delighted to have his photo taken down by the anchor on Alki. It was exceptionally hot that day so when I suggested he take his shoes off and run through the surf he didn’t hesitate!