August 6, 2011

Vintage Blue Angels Photography

This new gallery has photos taken by Don Mueller that show aircraft details, vapor trails and aerobatics. Black and white 35mm and medium format film, taken with an original Leica camera.

Blue Angels Photography 1950-1961

August 3, 2011

Blue Angels Photography and Information

King County International Airport
Community Notice
Seattle/Tukwila/Renton metropolitan area residents may experience temporary increases in aircraft noise levels from SEAFAIR celebration events and military fly-overs during the first week of August 2011.  Please note the following dates and times:
August 1                8:10 a.m. Blue Angel no. 7 aircraft arrives
August 1                12 and 1:30-3 p.m. Blue Angel no. 7 conducts media flights 
August 2                Blue Angel team arrival along with other air show aircraft
August 3                12 p.m. Blue Angel media flights
                             1:45-2:30 military aircraft fly over the Parade of Ships on Elliott Bay
August 4                Air show practice flights:
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
1:20 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
August 5                Air show practice flights:
                             1:30 p.m.- 3 p.m.
August 6                Air show performance:  1:30-3 p.m.
August 7                Air show performance:  1:30-3 p.m.
August 9                Mid-morning, Blue Angel team will depart
The Blue Angels are headquartered at the Museum of Flight and sponsored by Seattle SEAFAIR, whose number is 206-728-0123.
NOTE:  SEAFAIR’s military air show involves a variety of aircraft and operational times; and not all aircraft originate from KCIA. 
Times are subject to change; check local newspapers and broadcast media during the week of August 1-9.

Go to full Gallery: Blue Angels

June 3, 2011

Ode to Leaning Shed

Dear Leaning Shed, you did lean
Old photos of you, I did clean
You stood until you stood no more
You’re faded color I did restore  
But not too much, not too much at all
Going over the top can result in a fall

These images were taken with Kodachrome slide film. Like Leaning Shed, Kodachrome suffered a long and steady decline. Manufactured by Kodak from the 1930’s until 2009, it was pretty much the only film to ever use complex, K-14 processing which is subtractive. The film is coated with three layers of ordinary black-and-white silver halide gelatin emulsion, each layer sensitive to 1/3 of the color spectrum basically red, blue and green. Each layer of color is processed and the emulsion washed away leaving only pure color particles. Red, blue and green color spectrums, all separated…sound familiar? Digital RGB is a virtual representation of this same principle. Poetic isn’t it?

May 31, 2011

There was a man that photographed everything, all the time.

Don Mueller has left this world, but his photographs remain.

Pictures of family or everyday life can become documentary insights to our culture when viewed in the right way.  

In the spirit of all things interesting, these are some of those photos.

About halfway to Christmas seems like a good time to take in these curious images of Christian youth in the 60’s.

Jim Mueller sits among other kids in the United Church Choir in the small town of Hot Springs, South Dakota

May 24, 2011

Vintage photography, contemporary design

Vintage photographs are beautiful in their original form, although there is something special about discovering them and bringing them into a current context.

Joshua Allen Henry is a Seattle based artist, photographer, graphic artist and painter. He has a running series comprised of graphic-based, digital collages. They show exceptionally tight composition and super clean lines. His use of color keeps the work feeling modern, while recycling vintage photography creates a dynamic aesthetic.

Click here to see these images and more under the design heading of Josh's website

May 18, 2011


Cactus world!
Cactimundo is a botanical garden in Los Cabos, Mexico that conserves, promotes and reproduces desert plants. Species of cacti and succulents in the garden are from the local area as well as other parts of the world. Jim Mueller visited the garden in 2006 and photographed some of his favorites. The color and form of the desert flora make for textured and gripping images.

Go to Cactimundo Gallery

May 17, 2011

Mary Hart will depart...

...the set of Entertainment Tonight on Friday after hosting the show for 30 years. So, it seems like a good time to visit our photos of young Mary Hart (Harum) during her early years as a beauty queen in South Dakota. 

                                                                  More photos of Mary Hart in 1970