Saturday, April 14, 2012
a documentary assignment on Fremont
Like San Francisco, Seattle is made up of different neighborhoods. One of my favorite areas in all of Western Washington is Fremont and I was lucky enough to be assigned to cover it for my documentary photography class. The assignment is to capture the heart and culture of an area. Fremont is an artsy, eclectic place with awesome restaurants where people go to grab a drink or a quick bite to eat and maybe a few laughs. It also has incredible shopping and is a hit with the tourists because of the iconic bridge and statues which are dressed up by different groups for advertising, birthday parties, and bachelorette parties. One of the things we are taught in school is to be a ruthless editor of our work and I'm required to capture the heart of this neighborhood in four photographs. We are to chat with strangers and get to know the people that reside in our assigned areas. I have edited down to five photographs and I need to take one more out and I'm not sure which one. The bridge is a famous landmark as is the statue. I LOVE the photo of the gentlemen laughing and sharing a drink. The plantains is a famous appetizer at one of my favorite restaurants, El Camino and the sweet old gentleman with his dog "Prince" is the epitome of the Fremont resident.
Do you know Fremont? I know we all have our favorite things about a certain area. These are mine. Which photo do I edit out. It will pain me to cut the sweet old man but I'm afraid he has to go. Any thoughts?