Here are some shots from the past couple of weeks.
Last Weekend, I shot the 18th Seattle Bouldering competition. I thought it would be a good time to shot some video. First time in a long time doing this.
Last week I went out with Officer and Laura, an outreach associate with the Veterans Administration. The goals was to locate homeless veterans and get them information about housing options available. We were successful and located a handful. These are just some images from that day.
For the past month, I have been volunteering with an organization called Youth In Focus, which seeks to empower at risk youth in Seattle through photography. Last week, we took a field trip to Pikes Place Market, here are some of the results….
Last week, down the street from my house, I came across an eviction of a homeless encampment. Seattle, like many other west coast cities, have large homeless populations. With strong homeless rights and many services available, an estimated 8,000 people a night are living on the streets of the emerald city.
What transpired as I photographed the event was moving. Officer TJ Wear assisted with and helped those whose homes were being removed by the city with compassion and understanding. He helped carry others belongings and organize them as well as buy time for one individual who was being rushed by the clean up crew. Officer Wear also actively tries to find more permanent housing situations for those who do not have in his district. I look forward to working more with Officer Wear and the homeless of Seattle.
Lately I have been volunteering with the Social Innovation Fast Pitch program here in Seattle. SIFP is a competition for non-profits and socially concerned for-profit business. Based on the idea of the elevator pitch, contestants have a short window to explain to judges and investors their idea and why they should be funded in a tournament style competition. I was assigned a story of the first winner of SIFP, Viva Farm and the impact they have made since. Viva Farms is a farm incubation program geared for people who do not have the means to start a agricultural business. My subject for the most part was Nelida Martinez, one of the first farmers to go through the Viva Farms Incubator program.
So much time has passed and so much work has been done. here is some snippets..