A client contacted me yesterday in search of existing images from great restaurants across the country. On her list was a place called the Walrus & the Carpenter, which is located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. It was there, on a Pacific Northwest road trip last September, that I had the most amazing oysters of 2011 along with some of the freshest and brightest tasting salads of my life. My client’s request got me flipping through the iPhone snaps from that trip, which in turn got me craving the cool air and big trees that are characteristic of this part of the country. My affinity for the Pacific Northwest is pretty darn unmatched. It’s just so beautiful and oddly feels like home. It’s kind of like where I grew up in Connecticut but on steroids. I love-love-love the nature and the amazing farm-fresh food! (Be be back soon!)
Tara Donne is a photographer living in Brooklyn, NY and working here, there, and everywhere. She shoots food, travel, lifestyle, kids and still life for international magazine, book and advertising clients.