Chase Jarvis selected his "Seattle 100," but photographer Kyle Johnson wants to document and celebrate his own list of local creative people, in his own way. Starting this week on his blog, Johnson is posting his Portraits of Seattle. Each post includes not only color photographs of his chosen subject, but also an explanation of why Johnson chose the person, plus a short interview—with musicians, animators, street artists, and more.
He began with notorious bad-boy artist Jesse Edwards. You may have seen Edwards's paintings of naked ladies on tiny cell phone screens in great little galleries around town; Johnson's pictures capture another side of the artist, an unspoken one, something fragile. See what I mean.
Johnson's second portrait is of Sean Pecknold, another treasure. Pecknold recommends that, to get in the holiday spirit, you watch this claymation classic by Will Vinton:
Watch as Johnson's list develops!