I. had. so. much. fun!! with Christopher :) And Alyssa, and Joy, and Sasha, and Zoe. So much fun it will take 2 blog posts :) Click here for Part 2. I love texture in photos. And "light is everything" (so true) - so light reflecting off the smooth brass of Christopher's collection of music-makers, along with dull gleams off the weathered studded metal background, and rough cement & low ethereal clouds & Christopher's hair and this was a fun start for me!
We started at the MoPOP (the Museum of Pop Culture) in Seattle Center. Christopher has loved -- ok, wait, I'm imagining an amplitude of feeling & expression like I would use -- instead -- Christopher really likes taking part in the Eastlake High School Band :) He plays french horn in the marching band & also enjoys trumpet and is picking up drums & saxophone. The MoPOP made sense for a musician and a video game enthusiast, and it has really fun & crazy lighting. We cruised the outside of the building first, and Christopher played it cool & casual with no regard to the passing audience of traffic & pedestrians :)
Our model today is wearing Achievement Hunter threads from Rooster Teeth. Are you a player or are you a playa? Check OUT the tight KICKS, Husky fans! Custom Nike, uh-huh. One-of-a-kind. You don't BUY these shoes, you DESIGN these shoes, yo.
Christopher has been to MoPOP before, and since Alyssa and I are not... the best with maps... we made him our tour guide :) We stopped every time I saw something crazy fun for photos ;) Here are a few:
Our Photography Assistant on this day was Alyssa!! Alyssa is a friend, babysitter, former co-Sunday-School-teacher, and photography-model from my church, Pine Lake Covenant Church! So it turns out that the three of us toured MoPOP during a celebration of 50 years of Star Trek :)
And we were there at the verrrry end of the day, nearly had the place to ourselves. So when we saw the opportunity, we went for it.
#BEAMMEUP Scotty :)
Christopher & Alyssa took their positions, I took the control module and pressed a big button - I think we were all expecting scintillating light to descend around our heroes and background scenery to disintegrate, becoming a bizarre alien scene - but we got this!
Okay, maybe Christopher hadn't been surprised, I think he was expecting a video game - so there was a lot of boom-blast-shoot-'em-up for a minute and then silence.... and my favorite Christopher quote of the day,
"Well... that happened."
Near Data's-Head-in-the-Floor, there was this red orange light that I actually really love, and thus some of my favorite shots of Christopher :)
More of my favorites from my
Seattle session with Christopher,
and a fun little video, in