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An Evening with Authors

clock September 22, 2010 18:44 by author Amber

The evening of August 21st was a mighty fine one for story tellers. The award winning author and editor Jennifer Brozek assembled a crew of talented writers from the greater Seattle area for fun time of grand stories at the Wayway Coffee House in Seattle.

Lily Cohen-More, Jennifer's personal assitant, walks between the chairs, making sure that everything is ready to go.


Jennifer is the fine host of the evening as she thanks her readers.

Nathan Crowder.

R. Schuyler Devin

Jeremy Zimmerman

Cat Rambo

Keffy Kehrli

Sunder Cameron Addams

Angela Korra'ti

Steven James Scearce

All of the photos from this night here.

The Students of Skin Deep Rock Beacon Rocks

clock July 19, 2010 20:56 by author Amber

Different kinds of shows require a different kinds of results. When I shoot play, there are times I can almost predict where the action is happening and where it's going to go so I can get the shot when it happens. Shooting a live dance performance can be another beast all together and American Tribal Style belly dance, a form of belly dance built around group improvisation, is no exception. Of course when you trade out theater lights for the harsh rays of the sun, capturing that perfect photo becomes that much harder.

On July 11th, I had the honor of following the Students of Skin Deep around with my camera as these talented rocked the Beacon Rocks street festival.


Itsy Bitsy Photos

clock June 27, 2010 07:37 by author Amber

The Itsy Bitsy Teen Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Meow Cabaret, produced by Macha Monkey, last week was a glorious good time building up to a audaciously exciting climax. Here are just a few of the photos from the show.

Sarah Papineau and Rachel Madelena performing their song and dance.


Miss Bette Sauvage expounds on the perils of hard night of partying.

The Railroad Tycons showing us a stomping good time and proving once again that mandolins are metal.

Paywright Alexis Holzer's one act play, "Happy Birthday, America", was a fun at George and Martha, ruminating about the course that the USA has taken.

Black stripper heels in a size 14? These kinds of things have been found at truck stops before, Sarah Papineau tells us in an original comedic piece.

Miss Vixen Valentine provides a high octane performance, showing us what a car can do for her driver.

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Meow Cabaret

clock June 22, 2010 12:45 by author Amber

I will be at the Rendezvous Jewellbox Theater this evening to photograph the performance of the very talented Miss Vixen Valentine and her new burlesque routine. To quote Miss Valentine, "It'll be magical!"

The show starts at 7:30pm and runs through 10pm.

The Jewellbox Theatre is located in the Rendezvous at 2322 2nd Avenue in Seattle.

The 90 minute show is a part of Macha Monkey's MEOW Cabaret Series. This is year is Macha Monkey's ninth for the MEOW Cabarets.

  • Playwright Alexis Holzer presents an original work!
  • Sarah Papineau will perform an original piece about the comedic power and beauty of shoes!
  • Vixen Valentine will provide an all-new, dazzling dose of summer burlesque va-va-voom!
  • Sarah Papineau and Rachel Madelena will serenade the audience in a song-and-dance number for the ages!
  • Local trio-Band Railroad Tycoons will entertain and delight the audience with guitar, mandolin and bass!
  • And much more!

Into the Weird Weird West of Fashion!

clock June 3, 2010 09:52 by author Amber

Last October, I shot photos of the SteamCon Tea and Couture Fashion Show. I had a lot of fun taking the photos. You can view all of the photos here.

A couple of weeks ago, I was approached by the coordinator of the SteamCon 2 fashion show asking if I'd be interested in doing it all over again. It would be an understated to say I agreed to do it again. No, this year, I have ideas on how to improve the lighting and get even better shots than some of the awesome ones below. To celebrate this occassion, here are some photo's from last year's fasion show, Tea and Couture.


SteamCon this year will be November 19th to the 21st at the SeaTac Marriot and Hilton. For more information, check our the official website at

Looking back in time

clock June 2, 2010 13:07 by author Amber

One of the things I love about my work and photography as a whole is how you capture this memory, a moment in time. For everyone outside of the opening and closing of the shutter, that moment is gone only to be remembered imperfectly. With a camera, I can preserve those moments. Sometimes, I can create memories that never were.

Recently, I began trolling through the Stopped Motion Photography archives. Holy cow, there are a lot of photos in there and you can see where the where the learning curves are. Here are a few memories from the past, both real and imagined. [more]

Murder most foul! When I think of belly dancing, death and mayhem are not the first things that come to mind, but the "freaky dancer broads" of Skin Deep Dance provide a wonderously entertaining blend at this show. This photo was taken during their April 2010 performance. If you want to see this first hand, and I highly recommend that you do, you can catch the show at the Orient Express resteraunt in Seattle's SODO district.

The Kirkland waterfront at dusk. Sometimes it's a memory you want to share of nothing in particular. I took a walk by Lake Washington in late January, 2005. One of the things I love about Seattle are the very mild winters. Even with the temperature in the 50's, not a lot of people were out and about. In one photo from the series, not the one displayed above, was a couple sitting on the end of the pier. The were laughing and embracing each other, shown in profile against the setting sun.

 This production still from "Reassurance" by the Brothers Mitchell at Dead Tree Pictures. This photo always reminds me of the South Park episode where Cartman extolls the hows and why of creating an album cover photo.

This photo, of Nathaniel Johnstone and the Brazillian Surf Mafia, was shot at the Columbia City Theater in October of 2009. I remember listening to a story on KUOW, our local NPR station, about how memory works with regards to music and that simply remembering a song causes a response in the brain nearly identical to actually listening to the song. For me, the photos I shot that day echo the music I listened to ever time I see them. What's more is that band's performance was recorded and a live CD of it was released. The music, by the way, is absolutely fabulous and you should go out and buy the disc. Which means hunting down a show in which Nathaniel is performing with his band or with friends outside of Abney Park.

Thank for taking this walk with me. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

CD release show for Unwoman's Casulties

clock May 23, 2010 21:03 by author Amber

On Thursday, May 20th, Unwoman, also known as Erica Mulkey, celebrated the release of her latest CD, Casualties here in Seattle at the Jewelbox Theater. The show opened with a performance by Tin Can Tobacco Band. Nathaniel Johnstone and Harlan Glotzer, of the Toy Box Trio, took the stage next with Erica providing support on the theremin.

Copyright 2010, Stopped Motion Photography


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Special thanks to Erynn Laurie who assisted me on this shoot by being my voice activated light stand. :)

At the Steampunk Film Festival on May 8th

clock April 29, 2010 22:45 by author Amber

I will be there, helping out with the photobooth, taking your photos and enabling you to walk away with a print.

The Steampunk Film Festival will be the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), located at 2700 24th Avenue East in Seattle from 5:30pm to 12:30am. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

Stopped Motion Photography is proud to be able to help raise funds to fix the Carrol Clock which was donated to MOHAI in 2008. On Christmas Eve, 2009, the clock was vandalized, it's inner workings and pendulum were stolen! The clock can be repaired, but it's not going be cheap.

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