Howard Frisk is a Seattle based freelance photographer. As a native of Seattle, Howard has chosen to specialize in photographing his own hometown, the beautiful Emerald City, the jewel of the Great Pacific Northwest. Back in 1998, when posting photographs on the web was still something new, Howard created a web site to showcase his Seattle area pictures. Soon after he created an online stock photography business, Seattle Photographs, and made his work available for licensing and as fine art prints. Howard's goal in photographing Seattle and the Pacific Northwest is to capture the beauty of this unique region of our country. It's true that it rains in Seattle for days on end, but when the sun finally breaks though the clouds Seattle becomes glorious.
Howard's photographs have been on display at two art galleries in Puyallup, where he currently resides, The Premier Gallery and Gallery Three. Two of his photographs were chosen to be included in the Harvest - The Bounty of Washington photography exhibition held at the Washington State Convention Center in late 2015. The exhibition traveled to the Spokane Convention Center and then the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick in 2016. A second photographic exhibition held at the convention center which finished in the Spring of 2018 - Walking the Neighborhood, featured one of Howard's photographs of downtown Spokane.
A recent project was for Frommer's, one of the world's largest publishers of travel guidebooks. A shot list of over 200 Seattle area locations was provided, and less than two months was given to finish the project. The project was completed ahead of schedule, and in the words of Frommer's Photo Editor, Alden Gewirtz:
"I have seen the first draft layout of the book, and it looks amazing. I can't believe you got so many clear, blue-sky days in Seattle. The colors are great, and so were the approaches you took to just about every shoot. Thanks again for all your help so far, and hopefully we'll work together again."
Frommer's 2012 Seattle guidebook was published in January 2012. Another recent project was for the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau and Weaver Multimedia Group. He was chosen as the photographer for their 2011 edition of the Seattle Official Visitors Guide.
Be sure to take a look at Howard's recently published book: The Seven Wonders of Washington State. The Washington State travel web site, Scenic Washington State, recently published his article by the same name, The Seven Wonders of Washington State. The article contains a selection of photographs from his book by the same name, plus a condensed version of most of the text. They also created a unique road trip map that allows you to visit all seven of the seven wonders.