If you live in Seattle, then the current September issue of Sunset is full of good recommendations for things to do, places to shop, and good beer to drink. I was fortunate enough to photograph three stories for the issue. I’ve included the opening pics from each story.
The above image is of the Comstock stairway in Queen Anne. The emphasis of this story was featuring the staircases of Queen Anne. It was sweet to roll out of bed and walk out my door to photograph my own neighborhood. Back to the stairs, Queen Anne has loads of them and if you’re into stairs, go to Queen Anne Books and pick up an illustrated map of the stairs.
Other highlights of the story were eating wood fired pizza at Via Tribunali and meeting locals who garden at the Interbay P-Patch. They were nice enough to send my assistant and I home with freshly picked berries, greens, and rhubarb. It’s definitely a sweet place.
The next story featured craft beer, and specifically the Naked City Taphouse in Greenwood. Co-owners and brewers Don and Donald were extremely hospitable and kept trying to get me to sample all the beer. They have 24 constantly rotating beers on tap, and the selection is as broad as it is interesting. If you’re into beer, check it out.
The last story I worked on for the issue was on local boutiques that specialize in imports. As it turns out Seattle has quite a bit to offer. Whether you’re looking for fabrics from Finland (Tuuli), linens from Lithuania (Liave), or Russian porcelain (Far4) – there’s plenty of places to spend you’re hard earned cash in this slumping economy.