‘Oh Very Young’, a fashion editorial.

All photos from this editorial (plus 5 new, never before seen images!) make up my Director’s Cut, and are available for sale as 16″x24″ framed prints, with 1/2 of all proceeds to be donated to support  local organizations (such as The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture) and the renovation of Spokane Riverfront Park. Smaller prints may be purchased, as well.

In 1974, my hometown of Spokane, Wa hosted the World’s Fair. Nobody thought our small city could pull it off, but we did and it put Spokane on the map. President Nixon presided over the fair’s the opening ceremonies (despite not being invited due to the growing turmoil of the Watergate Scandal), and in all, the 1974 World’s Fair attracted an estimated 5.2 million guests. For those of you who don’t know, its the reason why we have Riverfront Park today!

This year, our city celebrates the 40th anniversary of the 1974 World’s Fair, which was open from May 4th until November 3rd of that year. While I wasn’t yet alive to witness such an amazing event in person, a lot of my friends and family were, and the stories I’ve been told of its greatness are incredible. 

Most of you don’t know this, but I have a minor obsession with local history, a trait I’ve been told I inherited from my Grandpa Burt Pendleton, former co-owner of Vintage Postcards & Stamps (located near Gonzaga University on Hamilton St), and a man friends and family referred to as a local history buff. 

For close to a year, I’ve been asked to be a contributing photographer to a local magazine, WTFashion, a small online publication that attracts roughly 126,000 views each month. Well, I finally said yes, and I’m so glad I did! The theme was Expo ’74, and I was asked to incorporate a Volkswagen bus and tie in a LOST (tv show) theme. Fortunately, I’m madly in love with Volkswagen buses (I personally drive a 1969 bay window), I was obsessed with LOST, and I have the aforementioned passion for local history! Suffice it to say the project was a piece of cake (although it took me over 70 hours to complete!), and I had a blast doing it! 

Hair: Jones 2 Salon

Jewelry & accessories: Eco Chic Designs

This is the story of a girl who didn’t want to go to work one day…

I will be hanging this entire series (PLUS 5 new images!) in a local gallery, and I want you all to come down and hang out! Don’t forget you can take home framed artwork with you and support some awesome local organizations while you’re at it!

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