In this post you won’t find any cohesive theme or long-form content- just five images from our collection that we feel deserve a little backstory. Often times we all get too caught up with snapping the best shots that we don’t give enough attention to the context of the moment. With our new weekly series, Photo Flip, we aim to deliver some of our favorite images (either taken by us or by others) complete with a little backstory or the thoughts they provoke.
So, without any further dressing up, here is this week’s Photo Flip:
ADORNED WITH ABANDONMENT
There’s something about abandoned locations that necessitate photography. Is it the danger of the unknown? Or is it the mystery? In this case, the latter lured my camera into my hands as my mind raced through the reasoning for this home’s current state. The words “Goodbye Seattle” screamed out at me from the upstairs window, but in a whisper that seemed to long for remembrance. This wasn’t an angry breakup, but a tearful goodbye to the occupants home. The flowers decorating the house front sparked memories of funerals, or a flower left on the doorstep of a lost lover. In truth, we may never know this house’s secrets, but the mystery is worth the image.
WATCH ME RIDE
This wonderfully illuminated art installation was shot inside of the Pacific Science Center. Positioned on the ceiling above the more popular attractions, this piece seemed to receive no attention from other visitors. We people watched from above but nobody seemed to look up. Perhaps it was because the motor meant to power the installation’s legs wasn’t functioning. But hey, would you pedal all day if nobody seemed to care? So here you go my friend, a little shine to power you through the day. Hopefully someone looks up and notices.
SLICING THROUGH THE CUT
One day, Brian decided to snap a couple photos after work- leading him to the beautiful strip of water known as the Fremont Cut. Lined by trees on both sides, the Cut was destined to photographed. In this particular shot, two rowers were moving VERY fast through the water . However the thing about this shot you wouldn’t be able to tell is that they were shouting at each other about who was buying the beers. Wonder who ended up buying?
Staring History In The Face
This image was taken by Mitzy during our recent trip to see some of China’s famed Terra Cotta Warriors. This image is one of our favorites from the visit because we are able to get much closer to this figure (albeit separated by a glass case) and really examine its facial features. A fun fact about much of these figures still around from Ancient China is that each face tends to be unique. Some appear happy. Others appear sad or angry. This particular figure appears to be a mixture of emotions. Its also interesting to see that the figure behind it has drastically different hair even though they are from the same time period, highlighting their individuality and unique characteristics.
But most interesting was the fact that these figures are over two millenniums old.
This is the closest we have ever gotten to staring history in the face.