A few years ago I attended a wedding in Wenatchee, WA. Flying into Seattle, I decided to stay an extra day to visit the Space Needle. When you’re that close to things you’ve heard about all your life you have to visit. As I stepped off the monorail and began to walk over to the Space Needle, I saw this HUGE building and I said to myself “what is that”? It was the EMP museum – Experience Music Project Museum. At that time there was a big photograph of the late Jimmy Hendrix. How cool was that?


I was out in Seattle a month ago and had some free time before my flight to go back home. Feeling comfortable in taking the link and monorail I decided to go and visit the EMP, which is now called MoPOP – Museum of Pop Culture. I did a little research about MoPOP and I knew it would take several hours to actually go through the entire museum so I didn’t even think about doing that. If I have to be rushed I rather not. But I did have time to walk around to admire and yes take photographs of this museum.

To me this building is so unique and just cool. To explain it best I decided to include from their website their description of this museum. Frank O. Gehry designed MoPOP. A fusion of textures and myriad colors, MoPOP’s exterior conveys all the energy and fluidity of music. Three-thousand panels, made up of 21 thousand individually cut and shaped stainless steel and painted aluminum shingles, encase the outside of the building. Their individual finishes respond to different light conditions and appear to change when viewed from different angles, reminding audiences that music and culture is constantly evolving. http://www.empmuseum.org/about-mopop/the-mopop-building/

I (and many others) had a great day to walk around the museum and take photographs. The way the sun hit different angles just made it more enjoyable. I made sure I had people in one or more photographs to give you scale of how big this museum was. The next time I’m in Seattle I will be touring and enjoying the inside of MoPOP. And you know if I’m that close I will again take more photographs of the outside structure.

All of my photographs below were taken with the Fujifilm X-E1 with the 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens.

Happy shooting!! 🙂