West Seattle Sunday scenes, including a Shadowland update

Veteran West Seattle photojournalist Matt Durham, from MattDurhamPhotography.com, has agreed to contribute photos and reporting to WSB from time to time, and we couldn’t be more pleased – his excellent work fits so well with our mission of bringing you West Seattle news, information, and discussion 24/7/365. Here are three of Matt’s photos from today, with his captions below each:


Japhy Witte (with Sign Savant, a West Seattle business) puts the finishing touches on the marquee that will welcome patrons to the new tapas restaurant Shadowland, slated to open around the week of Thanksgiving. Shadowland will offer tapas, small plates, and entrees in a variety of cuisine types, according to owner Ben Jenkins.


With a steady gaze, a loyal lab waits for its owner to exit Capers Sunday afternoon.


The cold, blustery Sunday weather did not deter shoppers from purchasing their fresh produce and organic groceries from West Seattle’ Farmers’ Market.

We look forward to more from Matt in the future. (Prints of these photos and his other work, by the way, are available through his site, MattDurhamPhotography.com.)

5 Replies to "West Seattle Sunday scenes, including a Shadowland update"

  • Dan November 12, 2007 (8:38 am)

    Score another for the WSB!
    Mr. Durham’s photography has been sorely missed from the West Seattle Herald.

  • jai November 12, 2007 (11:06 am)

    Anyone know where Shadow Land is opening? West Seattle?

  • Jan November 12, 2007 (11:30 am)

    jai…it’s at Calif. and Oregon, where the old Neilson Florist used to be…right across the street from the senior center…

  • leo November 27, 2007 (10:21 pm)

    I am thinking of moving to seattle next summer.

    It seems to have everything!

    Just out of curiosity….Do you know where I can get quality organic/vegan ingredients online? I am now trying to order from online stores only because of various reasons…….can you help me with any suggestions??????

    There is only one place, out of all that I have tried that really stood out for true quailty, and that is Celebrityfoods.

    If you can help me grow my list of quality services or stores, where I can buy my food, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you!

  • Candice December 11, 2007 (11:18 pm)

    As a west seattle-ite i really wanted this place to rock. But the food is really quite terrible (vinegary mushrooms and blandly spiced meat, etc…) all at an outrageous price (in the high 20s for an entree.) it seems the chef has no clue. i hope this changes because it would be really nice to have a classy wine bar with tasty food in our ‘hood.

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