Seattle is a vibrant city, a hotbed for start-up businesses, the arts and innovative culture. The clean air and water, natural beauty of the surrounding mountains and waterways, and mild marine climate must be entrepreneurially intoxicating because so major companies got their start here. Connected to the Pacific Ocean via the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound, Seattle has evolved into a cosmopolitan city with a bustling container and cruise ship port and strong ties to Asia. Yet Seattle still retains its hometown feel as a "city of neighborhoods" loaded with community spirit, civic pride and multi-ethnic diversity. Photographer Stuart Westmorland's stunning images skillfully capture the creative energy and jubilant spirit of this beautiful Pacific Northwest city. The Space Needle, Seattle Public Market, Experience Music Project Museum, and Seattle Center are just a few places that are captured in this keepsake.
|Publisher:||Twin Lights Publishers, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.94(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.64(d)|
About the Author
Barbara Sleeper is a freelance science and travel writer. Her articles have appeared in numerous national and international publications including Audubon, Australian Natural History, Pacific Discovery, Anima, Das Tier, Life, Wildlife Art News, Travel & Leisure, Travel Holiday, Ranger Rick, Sport Diver and Ocean Geographic. She also worked as a contributing editor for both Animals and AirCal magazines. Ms. Sleeper has written several books including Ocean Duets (2006), Vanishing Act (2005), Our Seattle (2002), In the Company of Manatees (2000), Seattle: A CityLife Pictorial Guide (1998), Primates: The Amazing World of Lemurs, Monkeys and Apes (1997), Alligators: Beneath the Blackwater (1996), Wild Cats of the World (1995) and Migrations: Wildlife in Motion (1994). Barbara lives in Bothell, Washington.
As one of Seattle's leading stock and assignment photographers, Stuart Westmorland specializes in cityscapes, lifestyle and marine photography. His images have been published on more than 200 magazine covers including Time, Outside, National Wildlife and Ritz Carlton and used for many book covers including Bill Bryson's In a Sunburned Country and Wilbur Smith's The Triumph of the Sun.
Stuart won the top honor at the 2010 International Conservation Photography Awards. Founded by Art Wolfe, the award is given to the photographer whose image best exemplifies the mission of the ICP Awards "the advancement of photography as a unique medium capable of bringing awareness and preservation to our environment through art."
A fulltime photographer since 1992, Stuart has traveled the world on assignment for many magazines including Skin Diver and Ocean Sports International. He was a contributing regional editor for Pacific Diver, Australasia Scuba Diver, Aqua, Sport Diver, Scuba Diving and Asian Geographic. Corporate assignments include: trade ads and brochure images for Talus Corporation; travel images from South America for Holland America; feature photography for Lexus Magazine in Japan to cover the Cherry Blossom Festival and trade ads for American Express, the National Geographic Society, American Online, Eddie Bauer, The Gap, MCI and Microsoft, to name just a few.