Once I learn the name of the artist who made this image, I’ll give proper credit.
I hope everyone is well.
And I’m not knocking copy editors – in fact, they’ve helped improve my copy and saved me from mistakes (in print) numerous times.
My former assignment editors have done the same, too.
I just like the idea of this headline – as a headline on this day.
UPDATE: I forgot to say I like the message in this photograph and the idea of information in a box.
Bill and Melinda Gates were married in Hawaii on Jan. 1, 1994. Photo credit: Copyright Grant Haller / Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s last print edition hit the streets on March 17, 2009.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of working there as a reporter was talking to a variety of journalists, including other writers, editors, artists and photographers.
They all have great stories and interesting backgrounds.
One of the photographers was Grant Haller, a 35-year staff veteran, who always surprised me with the stories he told me, as we passed in the office or went on an assignment together.
Earlier this month, I visited Haller, 65, and asked him to recount how he managed to get the photograph you see above of Bill and Melinda Gates’ wedding on Hawaii on Jan. 1, 1994.
After the jump, I’ve included video clips of the interview.
As far as he and I can tell, he was the only journalist to get a photograph of one of the most famous residents in the Seattle area – and a man known worldwide – at that moment.
You might have heard of Edith Macefield, since her name rocketed around the world about two years ago.
She was the plucky Seattle woman who told colorful stories and, get this, turned down $1 million from a developer.
The development company wanted to build a retail complex on the lot of her century-old home.
So, what happened? Well, watch the video and see what the developer did.
Kathy Mulady, my former colleague at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, led the media pack in breaking this story.
She did it the old-fashioned way: She drove by. She was curious. And she went out and asked questions. Mulady is the first person interviewed in the documentary.