We've been married for over 50 years and the one thing that remains consistent is cigarettes and slot machines. Since our children had children who had children, they've known us to have a toke and some cognac. The thing is about relationships is you can have all that crazy shit be a part of your life but always maintain some sort of consistency. Tobacco is ours. That time we smoke together is that time we talk. May not be a good idea to you but we've got 50 years plus of proof it works for us. Right, honey?!? #lasvegas #streetphotography
You'll never find, as long as you live...Someone who loves you, tender like I do...You'll never find, no matter where you search...Someone who cares about you the way I do...Whoa, I'm not braggin' on myself, baby...But I'm the one who loves you...And there's no one else! No one else...#lifetomusic #lourawls #streetperformer #lasvegas
I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick. - Muhammad Ali
I'm excited for the Pacquiao v Mayweather fight. Who do you have winning? Me? Pac in 8 with a KO. This shot was taken at Aztec Boxing Gym in Renton, WA. GREAT bunch of folks not only teaching the sport but helping folks learn discipline in life. Support your local boxing and martial arts gyms! #Seattle #boxing #seattlephotographer #igers_seattle #wearegrryo
Because forgiveness is like this: a room can be dank because you have closed the windows, you've closed the curtains. But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside. In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart. - Desmond Tutu
Folks: Who is your best friend and why?
1:15 AM #Seattle "best friends" an extra from the international street marathon
During the time of the 24 hour (I participated in half) street shoot I was able to meet some awesome folks. Alan @_shadesofgray_ and I were walking up 1st during our first few hours and about a block away we saw Arianna @ariannachante and Avery @avedotson_ having their photo taken by someone and knew they would be up for having their portraits taken by us for the project.
These 2 were obviously really close friends and they truly enjoyed each other's company. The idea of "best friend" was evident as was the ups and downs that come with that title. This years theme was "human condition." As part of that condition is the need for friendship and commonality. It was awesome to see their friendship and their love for each other and for them to express that for us through our images. The human condition is about relationship. Big thanks ladies for sharing your friendship with us.
by @bradpuet as part of the @24hourproject #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_Seattle #everydayseattle #blacklivesmatter #BLM247 @blklivesmatter
11:41 PM #Seattle "Hing Hay Chillin'" Big thanks to @whittiersam and @aliveinnyc and the whole @24hourproject for organizing another successful year. I wasn't able to do the full but did the half-marathon with the company of @_shadesofgray_ @jordanbstead @prometheusbrown and all of yall who stayed with and didn't unfollow because I posted more today than I have in 9 months. 😜 Have a great spring yall. Family first all the time! BIG thanks to my boss, my wife for letting me shoot today with all the stuff we had to do. That just means she's accrued points and is gonna ask for an expensive purse. 😜 by @bradpuet as part of the @24hourproject #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_Seattle #everydayseattle
10:13 PM #Seattle "Meet Devina"
So on one of my photos from earlier tonight I get a message from @iheartdevina saying she was close to the area. I had no idea who she was but decided to ask her to be my subject for my 10 PM shot. Instagram is funny that way. I was truly honored by her saying how much she liked my photography and that she had been following me since she moved to Seattle. I saw it as an awesome happenstance to meet an awesomely sweet woman and new homie. Devina - you and your man be safe at the club tonight and see you around. Big thanks for the kind words.
by @bradpuet as part of the @24hourproject #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_Seattle #everydayseattle
07:17 PM #Seattle "The Oracle" who is an emcee selling mix CDs and got to talking to him a bit about his hustle and his passion for "giving the world" truth thru music. He ended up giving me 2 CDs, "one for the fellas and one for the ladies" #BLM247 #blacklivesmatter
by @bradpuet as part of the @24hourproject #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_Seattle w/ @_shadesofgray_ #everydayseattle