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Landlubber – A photo by tanuki_green on Flickr

Years ago I dreamed of starting my own band. I was going to be the singer for a folk rock band like Great Big Sea. While the idea never got much out of the dreaming stages, I did have an idea for what the first album cover should look like, so I put it together. It was an exercise in learning vector graphics, as much as it was a way for me to express my dream in some tangible way.

While I never did get a band put together, this did spark my imagination in another way, and helped guide me in my path to being a photographer.




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Jazzy Day

Nov. 21st, 2012 12:30 pm
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MC & ZZZ
Zizzy Zi Zixxy – A photo by tanuki_green on Flickr

Autumn has fallen upon us all at once, and Seattle is shrouded in grey skies and pouring rain; it’s so dark and gloomy out sometimes, that it starts taking on the feel of a film noire movie. So let me set the stage for today’s photo: A small, dimly lit club, people chatting, drinks being poured, plates and silverware tinkling. A band takes the stage and from the back corner the bassist plunks out a note that causes the patrons and staff to halt their conversations in anticipation of the evenings entertainment. And the band plays on…

I hope you all have a great holiday!




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When you look at this, what do you see? An antique? Outdated technology? A tool? An old forgotten friend? Maybe you see a machine used for writing, or a way to make ideas tangible? Could you look at this and see something repurposed? A conduit of creativity not used, not for its original intended purpose, but something…more?

If you looked at this and saw a musical instrument than you probably already know who this belongs to; Marian Call.

As a way of celebrating the kick off of her first Eurpoean tour, I present to you Marian Call’s typewriter–one of her favorite percussion instruments. I present, also, the idea that things aren’t always what they appear to be.



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Feast of St. Crispy 2012 by tanuki_green
Feast of St. Crispy 2012, a photo by tanuki_green on Flickr.

Recently someone asked me what kind of photography I most prefer to do and I had to think about it. What I decided is that I love seeing, and capturing, people doing what it is they love doing. Bearing witness to that passion, taking an image of it, and sharing it with the world is what makes me happiest.

If I had to narrow it to one genre of photography, though, I’d have to say I love photographing musicians and concerts. I feel fortunate to be able to attend many different sorts of concerts, large and small. Having a good seat can mean the difference between a great photo and just another concert, and I would love to have better access to the stage to take the sorts of shots I see I my head. Here is one example of a photo where my love for music, photographing people doing what they are passionate about, and a good vantage point all collide.



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Westercon 2012 by tanuki_green
Westercon 2012, a photo by tanuki_green on Flickr.

Happy Monday everyone. Seems I’m a little behind on posting here, I was travelling on Friday and managed to not get anything queued up for the weekend. I hope y’all didn’t miss it too much.

Today’s photo is from one of the concerts at WesterCon this year. This is Betsy. She plays the cello like nobody’s business. She is really a joy to listen to not to mention being photogenic.

So, enjoy the smiles and if you get the chance to hear her play, DO SO!



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ECCC - 2012 by tanuki_green
ECCC – 2012, a photo by tanuki_green on Flickr.

If you are into geekdom and know what a W00tstock is, you will recognize these two amazing women. If not, you need to be introduced to their awesomeness. From left to right – this is Marian Call and Molly Lewis. Each of them amazing musicians and artists in their own right, but when they combine powers they become uber-awesome!

While they were not on the schedule to perform at Emerald City Comic Con, they (with the help of their friends Vixy & Tony, and The Double-Clicks) found a place a little out of the way and then proceeded to put on a concert for those lucky enough to wander by.



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Vagabond Opera by tanuki_green
Vagabond Opera, a photo by tanuki_green on Flickr.

Today I bring another shot from the Vagabond Opera show I attended in March of this year. I can not recommend this band highly enough. They put on a really enjoyable show.

This is Ashia Grzesik. She’s one of the two cellists and is pretty darn amazing.

I took this with my Canon EOS Rebel T2i at ISO 6400, aperature f/5.6 with an exposure of 1/30. I used the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens.



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