Steel Diamonds / by Jonathan Gardner

A few weeks ago, Seattle brought to gridlock by a few inches of snow. While in most places that would not yield a mention, with the incline of the hills and the rare occurrence, the city was woefully unprepared. After being trapped in the house for a few days, I needed to get out and into the city.

For some reason, I tend to start trips to Downtown by heading down to Pike Place Market, and this trip was no different. After walking around the market, I headed up to the Seattle Central Library. The mid-day light was flat and overcast, so I wanted to head inside and check out the modern structure.

Sony a7R II | 24-70 GM | f5.6 | 69mm | 1/20s

Sony a7R II | 24-70 GM | f5.6 | 69mm | 1/20s

What I found inside was seven levels of blue steel and glass. After spending an hour among the stacks, I found a catwalk from where I was able to grab this image. I was not expecting to enjoy exploring the library with my camera this much. What places have you found that allowed you to stretch your creativity with your photography or filmmaking? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below.

With this blog post, I am releasing this print in 11 “x 17” signed and numbered. This release will be limited to 25 editions so make sure to get one before they are gone.