Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill
Tues Jan 15, 7 pm
Nathan Vass, a Seattle metro bus driver (you may have met him on the 7/49 line) and filmmaker/photographer, has posted vignettes about the people he encounters in his blog The View from Nathan's Bus. These in turn have been collected in the photoessay book The Lines That Make Us. The Stranger's Charles Mudede writes: "The key words in this excellent collection of vignettes are 'hivelike microcosm of humanity.' They describe precisely the atmosphere of the most famous, feared, loved, diverse bus route in the city: South Seattle's no. 7. Nathan Vass, a Metro driver on this route, details the cultural experiments that occur daily in this social laboratory on wheels. He describes the riders– often poor, often not white, often going to bad news, often just being in the world– with a prose at once elegant, rhythmical, and clear."