The past few months for me have involved a lot of reading and paper writing, so I was pretty excited when my friend Greg Nissen told me he was coming up to Seattle for the day on Friday and asked if I wanted to hang out and shoot some photos. Greg is a super talented kid that I met through the Internet thanks to Drew Levin. He’s been doing great work up and down the West Coast, with his work for Seattle hip hop artist Macklemore receiving the most acclaim. But Greg is a really centered person and we had some great talks about mindfulness practice and meditation amidst our walk this past Friday.
We met up at Glazer’s in Seattle since he was picking up some film developer, then quickly headed down to the market to find some interesting characters to shoot. While Greg will likely have a whole roll of film of unique individuals, I was mostly enjoying the sun and watching Greg work. After we walked around for a bit, we headed to the Seattle Art Museum to hang out with Geo since the Blue Scholars were playing at SAM’s “Teen Night Out,” an event that happens three times a year and exposes students from the greater Seattle area to a range of arts. It was awesome to see high school students so excited about art and asking great questions of Geo and others about the significance of different art pieces and periods of art history. Below are some photos from the walk with Greg, as well as two gif’s I made from my photos of Geo getting the crowd excited during their short performance at the end of the night.