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A cool shot from a recent portrait session

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , on June 2, 2013 by Tim McGuire Images

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An early select from Monday’s shoot in Discovery Park.

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2013 by Tim McGuire Images
Trail Runner, Discovery Park

Trail Runner, Discovery Park

Portraits for Mad Andersons Acoustic Trio

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2013 by Tim McGuire Images

Some Portraiture I did for Mad Andersons Trio Website and CD

Mad Andersons Trio Website

Catherine and Nolan Anderson contacted me last Fall to shoot some portraits for their CD to be released in 2013 and their new website. Catherine is also an accomplished piano instructor and another portrait from the shoot was used on her website.

Here’s a preview of the forthcoming CD cover.

Mad Andersons CD Cover Art

A Wall I’ve Wanted to Photograph for a Few Years.

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2012 by Tim McGuire Images

Occupy Seattle protest and march, 10/15/2011

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images
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Occupy Seattle March and Protest, 10/15/2011, a set on Flickr.

Some photos I made during the Occupy Seattle protests and march in downtown Seattle on October 15th, 2011.

How the Image was Used – 02

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2010 by Tim McGuire Images

This image is from an assignment shoot I did in September 2010 for Beloit College Magazine.

This is a portrait of Beloit College Alumnus, Jim Simon who is also the Assistant Managing Editor at The Seattle Times and a recent Pulitzer Prize Winner.

Playing / Figuring out the subconscious

Posted in Creative Process, Creativity, photography with tags , , , , , , , on November 5, 2010 by Tim McGuire Images

I was playing with some images I shot last winter of Urban Trees in downtown Seattle. I sometimes take pictures because I’m attracted to something that I’m not sure what it is I’m attracted to. I call it my subconscious minds eye.

I had passed by and wanted to photograph these trees in front of the old Federal buildings for a while.  So I went out to photograph them one rainy day. Even while I made the pictures I couldn’t figure out what I really liked about the subject and setting. It just seemed kind of boring.

Probably at least six months later I revisited the images and started playing with them trying to make them interesting to me, still wondering why I had lugged my cameras and tripod out in the rain one dreary Seattle day and shot them.  After cropping and playing for a while I eventually added this super contrasty effect to the images brings out what I think attracted my minds eye. Without it the pictures are pretty boring to me but I like them with these high contrast effects which better define the lines of the trees and the buildings. I think it’s just the contrast in styles of line, the “organic” natural shapes on top of the man made, that makes it interesting to me. What do you think?