Today's post I wanted to talk about my trip out to Seattle with an awesome charity I shoot for (Project Sole). We had the opportunity to go out to seattle and do what they call sneaker santa. We were invited to the boy's and girl's club's christmas party and we brought around 500 pairs of shoes. Honestly filming with Project Sole is one of the best and most rewarding things in my line of work. I get to travel, see new places, experience new things and be part of something that is making a difference in the world. It is awesome and I love it.
Our trip to seattle was a lot of fun. It was a quick but busy trip. We had little time to enjoy the city, as we were organizing the actual shoe hand out and trying to go get the footage we needed for the video. We drove around the city trying to find some cool areas to get shot's for the video, unfortunately it rained pretty much every day. Even through the rain we managed to go around find amazing views and get some time lapses for the video. Here is one still frame from the time lapse.
I have actually wanted to go to seattle for a while now and check it out. I was actually very impressed with this city. The food was awesome, i swear every restaurant was hip, had great food and a good vibe. I loved it. The rain on the other hand not so much. A huge shout out and thank you to Jaron Wilson from the charity for being a trooper and holding the umbrella over me and the gear while filming the city, all so we could get a few shots for the video. It was cold, wet and late at night, but worth it.
We were able to go and see some of the famous places of seattle quick enough to get a few clips and then head to the next spot. The gum wall was crazy, sooooo much gum, not sure if i was disgusted by it or amused maybe a little of both. Here are a few pics of it.
The city was awesome, handing out shoes was an amazing experience. Everytime we do these shoe trips in america I always think that the americans won't be as grateful for the shoes as when we go to third world countries but to my surprise every time they have been extremely grateful. It is awesome to be able to help others in our own country, to see their gratitude, hear their stories and make a small difference in the world. Anyways my trip was awesome, I'm grateful for being part of something awesome like Project Sole check out the video to see how the trip went and watch us hand out shoes.