Throwback Thursday – July 4th, 2012

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.

Elephant Car Wash, silver gelatin print
Elephant Car Wash, silver gelatin print

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.

Fireworks over Bellingham
Fireworks over Bellingham

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.

Mojo Music Guitar in parts
Mojo Music Guitar in parts
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It pays to look up and always have a camera with you.

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