The five story Mottman Building (307 3rd Ave. South) in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square neighborhood was built by the architects Charles Saunders and George Lawton in 1906. When I visited the building in the middle of the afternoon, most of the gorgeous Beaux-Arts sculptural elements were contained in shade, so I walked down the alley on the building's west side where the sun still held some sway.
Mottman #1, 2009
Mottman #2, 2009
Mottman #3, 2009
Stories and photographs by Jim Hamerlinck©2009, 2010, 2011
- “There's nothing to be gained from passive observance, the simple documenting of conditions, because, at its core, it sets a bad example. Every time something is observed and not fixed, or when one has a chance to give in some way and does not, there is a lie being told, the same lie we all know by heart but which needn't be reiterated.” Dave Eggers