A cool project comes to a close. Got to work with some great folks on this one- Jason Alcorn of InvestigateWest, Liz Jones at KUOW, Claudia Rowe and peripherally Carol Smith and Robert McClure. I love the ’snowfall’ treatment IWEST came up with. And KUOW.org’s redesign did right by my photos. Collaborations like this are where it’s at these days. Definitely looking forward to the next one.
This is a pretty interesting look at an interesting debate, with a side glance at local politics, income disparity in the Seattle metro area, and the unique strength of Washington state’s unions. From the article:
Washington already has the highest state minimum wage in the country, at $9.19 an hour. Soon, voters in this tiny city south of Seattle will decide whether to push the local minimum even higher.
If a majority of the voters here say yes to a referendum known as Proposition 1 when their mail-in ballots start arriving this week, a minimum wage of $15 an hour would be mandated for many businesses in SeaTac, more than twice the federal minimum of $7.25.
Made this frame last night when I should have been packing. Posting it now when I should be packing. RJ on the bus, heading home. The last bit of shooting for the aging out foster kids project I’ve been working on for IWEST and KUOW. After this picture I hopped off the bus, found a return bus stop, and waited about 50 minutes in howling wind and rain, the whole while wondering how I’m going to get the mountain of unfinished business taken care of before I climb aboard a crab boat for the next 3 weeks. I’ve got less than 8 hours. Time to go.
Man did I ever feel like an underachiever after this. A dozen or so extremely accomplished presenters- novelists, entrepreneurs, inventors, maniac programmers, and virtuoso musicians- all of which would have been impressive at any age, happened to be teenagers, every last one of them. And some just barely. Seriously. I felt small.
Among the many things I’m trying to finish up before setting sail on a crab boat for three weeks is a set of photos I’ve been working on for Emily Crawford at Pike Place Market. She’s cooked up a campaign featuring the local farmers markets that happen there, and my task has been to capture the texture and vibrance of the produce, farmers, and shoppers. It’s been nice, especially the free smoothies and nectarines. I’ll post more once the campaign rolls out.