For some, Seattle is the corner of the Northwest. For others, it is the headquarters for some of the world's most recognized brands-Microsoft, Amazon.com, REI, Boeing, etc. For still others it is a destination, a vacation spot to see the likes of the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, or perhaps the stunning view of the Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The Emerald City seems to reside in our country's psyche as our hope, our hype, our home-young, rambunctious, eager to imitate, out-innovate, and challenge the world's reigning metropolitan centers. This photo-essay journey by acclaimed photographer Joel Rogers sets out to document the heart of the Northwestern culture and the soul of an urban mecca. Along the way, readers discover why it's so easy to fall in love with Seattle.
About the Author
Joel Rogers is the author and photographer of several books including the Award-winning The HIdden Coast: Kayak Explorations from Alaska to Mexico, and Watertrail" The Hidden Path through Puget Sound as well as the Insight guidebook, British Columbia: Vancouver. His articles and photographs have appeared in numerous publications including Men's Journal, Outside, National Geographic, Audubon, Newsweek, Outside Canoe and Kayak, Hermispheres, Islands, Sea Kayaker, Seattle Metropolitan, Seattle Times, Sierra, Sunset, and US Rowing.