Elsie Hulsizer, Photographer and Writer
Nautical Interludes: Photographs from Ballard's 24th Ave Dock
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Artist's Statement: Intrigued by one nighttime photograph at Ballard’s 24th Avenue dock, I searched for other locations of nautical scenes suitable for night photography. Finding none where I as a solitary woman would feel safe, I returned again to the 24th Avenue dock.  Soon I was returning every few days in sunlight and fog, rain and snow, morning and evening – sometimes to photograph, sometimes to just enjoy the peace and tranquillity the scene offered – my nautical interludes. 


On the border between the gentrified waterfront of restaurants and marinas and the working waterfront of old Ballard, the 24th Avenue dock sees a constant changing panorama of yachts, fish boats, tour boats, small freighters, and families enjoying a stroll after dinner.


Nautical Interludes was on display at the Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center on Seattle's Central Waterfront, January 25-April 24, 2003. Chromogenic prints.


Clearing Fog©

Neon Sunset ©

Corrugated Reflections ©

Pacific Fisherman Shipyard at Night ©

Helena Starr at Ballard ©

Barge Art ©

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