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Annual Report Shoot

Here's a shot from a recent photo shoot for Communities in Schools of Washington for their 2009 Annual Report. For a location we chose an actual middle school in Federal Way during a photography class!

CIS is a great organization that connects community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life.  (© CIS of Washington)

 

 

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BIG JOHN of Big John's PFI [UPDATED 2015]

Yesterday I visited where I used to work many years ago, at PFI in Seattle, a family-owned wholesaler and retailer of Mediterranean foods. They have a retail store on 6th Avenue S in the I-District, Big John's PFI.  It feels nothing like Trader Joe's and everything like you're in Europe at a small-town food store--all the right smells, a beat-up concrete floor, and authenticity oozing from every nook and cranny.

Pictured below is my old boss John Croce, aka Big John, the patriarch and entrepreneur who, with his wife Rose, founded Pacific Food Importers, the wholesaler parent to Big John's PFI retail store. Yesterday was Big John's PFI Appreciation Day where a crush of eager shoppers flooded the retail space.  I snapped this photo of the bigger-than-life John after chatting for a few minutes.

UPDATE August 24, 2015. John Croce passed away yesterday after a long life. Rest in peace. February 8, 1924 - August 23, 2015.

John Croce, December 2009

John Croce, December 2009

John with his daughter Cathy in the background.

John with his daughter Cathy in the background.

"I'm poor and nobody loves me!" - a very young John Croce

"I'm poor and nobody loves me!" - a very young John Croce

Making Strides 5K Breast Cancer shoot in Bellevue

I volunteered to shoot the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk in Bellevue last weekend for the American Cancer Society.  You can see the photos here.

It was an inspiring experience, talking with cancer survivors tell their stories, and seeing their dedication as they walked to raise money for cancer research, education, and prevention.

 

 

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