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Strut to end Alz


I had the privilege of photographing the “Strut to End Alz” charity fashion show and silent auction last month at the Hotel Monaco Seattle, organized by David M Bailey and Monica Razniewski.


Part of the proceeds went toward the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Sigma Kappa Foundation matched event donations to the Alzheimer’s Association dollar for dollar.

The fashion show featured the work of three very talented designers:

Karen Ashley Fashion
Couture Papillon

Here is a brief selection of images from the evening.

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Music was provided by DJ Martini.

My girl came along, and I’m so glad she did (beyond obvious reasons), because we were only using available lighting in the Paris Ballroom, which was very limited, and presented unique challenges.  I had her shoot wide and I shot long.  With both of us shooting, we managed to get some decent images in less-than-ideal lighting.

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With moving subjects under difficult lighting, autofocus was less than reliable.  I’m embarrassed to say how many total images we shot, but I will quietly say that we threw out more images than we kept.  Even though the images weren’t always as sharp as I would have liked, it turned out much better than I had expected.


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I regret missing the opportunity to get pictures of the auction items, but will definitely include that next time.

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So many pictures, I would never be able to fit them all into this post.  The full set of images can be found here on Google+, or Facebook, or SmugMug.


Here are some other great articles about the event:

Sasha Glenn – Fashion Meets Philanthropy in Seattle
Seungkyul Park – Fashion for a Cause
Lesley Haenny – Recap: Strut To End Alz Fashion Show And Auction 2015 In Seattle


Crime of Fashion Hair and Makeup - Seattle RAW Artists

Seattle RAW Artists – Post Apocalyptic Steampunk

This was a great show.

Before I begin, I must apologize to all the Steampunk purists out there, because this does not faithfully represent the ‘traditional’ image of Steampunk.

…but I can explain:

Due to a faulty mechanism, our time machine suffered several tremendous malfunctions, and our journey became threaded between multiple time portals.
The results were not at all glamorous.

At some point in the future, a great war between man and machine breaks out.  We arrived at a time after the great war had finally ended.

Something happened during the battle.  Both man and machine were fused together.  Still enemies, but now coexisting as one.  Learning how to cope with each other, while surviving on what little remains there were after the war.

Our involuntary journey brought us here, to witness the painful struggle of a new beginning.
We brought some of it back with us on March 23rd 2013.

This is Post Apocalyptic Steampunk.

Post Apocalyptic Steampunk

Memphis with the Crime of Fashion runway models.

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Sneak preview of an upcoming post…

We have a big show coming up this weekend, and this will be the largest print at the booth.

Even though I’m not done working on this entire set (because there’s such a great story to go with this theme), I had to post this, just so you know what we’ve been working on.  I can’t tell you any more just yet, but it’s going to be great.

Theme: Who am I?

If you’re in (or able to get to) the Seattle area this Saturday (March 23rd), please stop by Trinity Nightclub and support my wonderful better-half (Crime of Fashion Hair and Makeup), as she is a featured makeup artist for Seattle RAW Artists’ “Generation” spotlight show at 9pm.
Come see a “fashion crime scene” and a “post-apocalyptic steampunk” fashion runway show.

There will be several other artists as well, displaying their work and performing, so come check it out!  Tickets are $25 at the door, but you can get yours for $10 by using this link, and supporting Memphis (Jenny):

Even if you’re not able to make it, you can still buy a ticket using the link above, and support a great cause.

We interrupt this program to bring you…

Jenny (Crime of Fashion Hair and Makeup) is being featured this month during Seattle RAW Artists’ “Generation” spotlight show on March 23rd in Seattle.

If you’re able, please stop by and show your support.  There will be a fashion runway show, and so much more!  Buy a ticket online here: http://rawartists.org/seattle/generation/?artist=124280

Seattle RAW

It’s going to be a great show!