Back in my photography class days at University of Washington, I made my final project about neon. And, not only neon, but neon shot with black and white film. I discovered and documented neon all over Seattle, downtown, by my house, on buildings, on signs. It was a late at night project, often with challenging weather. But, I loved it.
When I finally connected my images to Oriental film paper, it was a match made in heaven. I have many of these prints still and my favorite will always be of the Elephant Car Wash found at Battery Street and 6th Ave.
Today, I wanted to share images that I took of another neon sign in Bellingham on the Fourth of July two years ago. We spent the day with friends at a BBQ. We then biked back home so we could walk down to the viewpoint overlooking Bellingham Marina and the local fireworks show.
On the way home, I stopped and made a bunch of images of the neon guitar of Mojo Music. It brought me right back to my project from the winter of 2006-2007, but at least it was warmer this time. Enjoy.
It pays to look up and always have a camera with you.