On Saturday I drove an hour south of Seattle with the lovely Miss Kirsten to a cute little town called Steilacoom. We joined the Seattle Flickrites Meetup Group for a photo-shoot at the Bair Drug and Hardware store which was built in 1895. The space has been well preserved as a museum with original mailboxes, soda fountains, and other vintage nick-nacks displayed on the shelves and walls.
There was definitely a lot of cool stuff to photograph but what cracked me up the most was the photographers. It was a rare sighting to see a full face from these artists. Everyone was hidden behind their lenses most of the time. Those rare occasions when they did put down the lens you likely couldn’t make eye contact because they were staring at the next shot or the dials on their cameras. At least that made some interesting shots for me!
I took a LOT of pictures so I’ll share them throughout the week. It’s been really interesting watching all the photos from this excursion show up on the flickr group. We were all shooting the same things but with such different perspectives.
Here’s a look at some of the awesome photographers in action (how cute is this first one of Kirsten?). And let this be a reminder to all of us photographers who get lost behind the lens: the world wants to see US too. Don’t forget to look back at the world with your whole smile and not just half an eye.