I've been doing my homework today - for my visit to Seattle. I always attempt to map out where I should go - where the best visuals are - to photograph - to paint. I found this great website, vrseattle.com, an ongoing project of a nice man named Bradford Bohonus, where he features VR (virtual reality) movies of cityscapes and landscapes, mostly of Seattle and Washington State. I've been transfixed on his site for hours. I emailed Mr. Bohonus early on, asking if he would recommend where I could find old, urban neighborhoods and vast countryside somewhat near Seattle. He's been a HUGE help and he may even have the time to shoot a VR movie of my opening at Howard/Mandville Gallery. How cool is that? Grab a glass of wine and enjoy his website, you'll love it.
Bradford also turned me on to this amusing website - showing how famous artists used photography (and you probably wouldn't have guessed).