TIA is very pleased to share some of the work that has been commissioned by clients (and repeat clients) in this special collection.
29 imagesTIA was cordially contracted by the Seattle Parks & Recreation department to photograph approximately half of Seattle’s 500+ city parks in the Summer of 2015! The department plans to overhaul and refurbish its official website to feature new and updated images of its parks, playgrounds, golf courses, boat ramps, bike trails, community centers, swimming pools, and public events for the millions of people who visit Seattle’s parks each year. The new website will launch in early 2016. TIA took more than 20,000 photos for this project and submitted the best 4,000 images from that set to Seattle Parks & Recreation. Needless to say, it was extremely difficult to select 30 favorite images to feature in this gallery! If you would like to see more of these images, please visit Seattle Parks & Recreation’s Flickr site at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/seattleparks/albums
31 imagesA few months after completing the photo project for Seattle Parks & Recreation, the department asked if TIA could photograph the annual Denny Awards in December 2015. The answer was a resounding, “Yes! Of course!" Seattle Parks & Recreation hosts this very special awards ceremony each year to acknowledge and honor all the city’s volunteers who contribute to the maintenance, development, and operations of Seattle’s parks -- an incredibly immense and ongoing undertaking. Of the volunteers, a select number of groups and individuals are chosen for their distinctive voluntary contributions towards the success of the parks. In 2015, the Denny Awards were held at the magnificent Museum of Flight. Both Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle Parks Superintendent Jesús Aguirre gave heartfelt speeches of gratitude to commence the ceremony. Please enjoy a sample of the images captured from this event. To see all the images, please visit Seattle Parks & Recreation’s Flickr website: https://www.flickr.com/photos/seattleparks/albums/72157659647017543
21 imagesTIA was very enthusiastic to be contracted by the City of Seattle’s Department of Information Technology for a special internal project in the second quarter of 2016. The theme of the project was to display an intimate and beneficial engagement between individuals and devices representing access to information (i.e. laptops, cellphones, website pages, etc). Additionally, some of the images were intended to demonstrate the playful and entertaining aspect of the interaction between people and their contemporary gadgets. Please enjoy a small sample of some of the images that were captured during the photo shoot. It was a lot of fun to meet all the people who volunteered to be models for the different scenarios we enacted for the project. What TIA enjoyed most was the synergy that ensued as a result of how collaborative the models were. The more they understood the purpose of what the department was trying to achieve, the more involved they became, thus making the entire photo shoot incredibly entertaining and, in many cases, informative and educational.
22 imagesLadies and gents, I am very excited to share that my good friend, Canadian author Kirk DeMatas, has had his second compilation of poetry, “Conversations with Skeletons”, published and released in July 2012. This project was a very personal, challenging, frustrating, yet enlightening and rewarding experience that took Kirk more than three years to complete. I am also very pleased to present this intriguing gallery of images as a special feature to all you in a genuine effort to help Kirk -- who has essentially been like a younger brother to me -- promote his work. I want him to be very successful in his creative endeavors, just as much as I know he wants me to be successful with mine. TIA International Photography was selected by Kirk for an exclusive photo shoot in Toronto in September 2011. These images are a sample of the photography that was published in “Conversations with Skeletons” to complement several of Kirk's thought-provoking poems. To celebrate, TIA will join Kirk and his friends to co-host his official book release party in Toronto on September 15, 2012. Very proud of you, Kirk! ;o) You can order “Conversations with Skeletons" from your favorite online bookstore retailer today! Please visit Kirk’s official website at: http://www.about.me/kirkdematas