Artist: Stacey Vaeth, Photographer www.staceyvaeth.com/
Venue: Venue / 5408 22nd Ave NW
Event: March 16th 6pm - 9pm, artist will be in attendance
Stacey started this little photography company in Washington, D.C. in 2008, specializing in commercial and family photography, and quickly became named as DC's Favorite Family Photographer. As a fourth-generation photographer from Rochester, NY, capturing the essence of a person, a moment, or a place through photography has been ingrained in her since as long as she can remember. Her childhood summers were spent with her parents driving to and staying in Sequoia National Park (CA) and Rocky Mountain National Park (CO) for months at a time. Stacey's father was a Kodak photographer, and these national park trips were part of their educational series. She would rise early and walk with him as he taught park visitors about light, f-stops, composition and telling a story through their photographs. The seeds were well planted and watered in those summers for both photography and for travel.
In 2013, Stacey began a personal journey of travel and discovery. A 30-day solo cross-country camping trip in the summer of 2013 kicked off several more cross country trips and many more drives through our nations' incredible landscapes, as well as a month long sailing trip through the Inside Passage. Meeting the lady at the country store or the fellow wandering camper, and eventually moving to Seattle to build a bi-coastal photography business have filled her days, months and years.
Stacey and her partner now live on a 42-foot ketch rigged sailboat when in the Pacific Northwest, and travel via boat or car wherever they can to gather mushrooms, fish, blackberries, stories, friends and endless adventures.
The new series of photographs featured at Venue this month were mainly shot in the western United States on Stacey's travels. Each image was taken in a moment of harmony, silence and balance as she breathed in and out the sacred peace of our great lands.
Ballard Night Out is presented by Greater Ballard Arts - supporting arts and cultural events in Ballard's 98107 & 98117 zip codes.