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Local Photographer Captures The Pretty And The Gritty Of Seattle

Parker Miles Blohm
Seattle photographer Tim Durkin

Seattle photographer Tim Durkin is known for his stunning images of Seattle's skyline. However, he also documents the city's grittier side. He captures intimate images of homelessness and addiction including stark photos of Seattleites shooting up heroin.

Durkin has suffered with his own addiction problems and sees these photos as an important reflection of how hard it can be to deal with dangerous habits. At Sound Effect's life event at Town Hall, he talked with Sound Effect's Gabriel Spitzer about how he made close friends while photographing Seattle's homeless community and why he documents their stories.