2011 in review, installment five: Christopher Boffoli’s photography

For more than four years now, we’ve been glad to be able to work with photojournalist Christopher Boffoli. Though lately his career focus have turned toward the unique “Disparity” imagery that gained worldwide attention this year, he took the time to look back at his WSB work from this year and put together a slideshow of dozens of memorable images. Many were from breaking-news stories, as that’s been his WSB specialty over the years, but that’s not all you’ll see if you click through the photos (or let them play automatically) … watch closely for, for example, the most-talked-about food from last July’s West Seattle Summer Fest. Speaking of food, Christopher’s about to open an exhibition of images from his “Disparity” work, January 10-February 23 at Winston Wächter Fine Art (203 Dexter Ave. N. downtown).

P.S. 2 more year-in-review roundups to come … we’ve archived previous installments (plus this one) here.

5 Replies to "2011 in review, installment five: Christopher Boffoli's photography"

  • Kevin December 31, 2011 (3:38 pm)

    Very nice work Christopher! I remember many of those stories that you reported on throughout the year. Best wishes for 2012!

  • Danny McMillin December 31, 2011 (5:12 pm)

    Well done, Christopher. A really fine slideshow of your work.

    Man, there were a lot of roll over crashes…

    • WSB December 31, 2011 (5:30 pm)

      Christopher and I were discussing that. He didn’t even shoot all of the rollovers/flips we covered this year – there were at least two I went to in the past couple months (one east of the High Point cemetery and one by Swedish Automotive), and I know Patrick went to at least one (right outside Madison Middle School) – none of those three had serious injuries. We probably could have done an all-rollover breakout if I had started earlier with the year-enders … though that would have been a little, well, granular. Keep wearing your seat belts, everybody! – TR

  • i like ws January 1, 2012 (2:11 am)

    Nice Photographs for sure… I have to say that I come away from this slide show feeling like ws is a police state filled with chaos and destruction:(

  • Christopher Boffoli January 1, 2012 (8:36 am)

    i like ws: The “spot” news photographs obviously reflect the incidents in which something has gone wrong or is out of the ordinary, making it newsworthy. The vast majority of the people in West Seattle are safe at home on any given night, but that wouldn’t make a very compelling news story. It is just a matter of keeping it in perspective.
    I’d say that, more than most in the news media, the WSB covers a dynamic range of news about life on our fair peninsula, the good as well as the bad. It’s just that the nature of my work for them in the past year has been weighted towards coverage of the latter.

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