(SEATTLE) Oct. 18, 2015 – While the tragedy for the Puget Sound is not “just another” Seattle Seahawks loss (27-23) in their NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at Centurylink Field in Seattle on October 18, 2015.
Rather, the greater loss for our community is in a great Pacific Northwest visual journalist in Josh Trujillo as he shot his last photo assignment as a SeattlePI.com staff photographer and a member of us “daily Seattle news-grind community” during today’s Seahawks-Panthers game.
While it’s been an honor working alongside Josh on the street for years, memories of being pepper sprayed during May Day protests and freezing our butts off covering countless Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders sporting events in the freezing rain outside, it’s been an honor working with him in the field all these years. I remember meeting him for the first time while he was the Seattle P-I fellow back in 2001 and we were shooting a L.A. Lakers – Seattle SuperSonics NBA game at Key Arena. “Those were the days …” ‘that said, we all know we’re still going to see Josh and Lena around town as he continues to his visual reportage for one of the world’s largest beverage and food retailers whose global scope of business seems to provide an near-endless source of subject to document with the lens. Josh, your photog-bretheren wish you the best and we look forward to seeing your continued innovation for good causes.
Despite the Seahawks heart-wrenching 27-23 loss in the final minute of the game, I’ll leave you all with this bit of hope as we take a look at one moment of glory as beast-mode runs over the Panthers’ defense mid-game when the Seahawks seemed to have their Superbowl gamefaces on. Don’t despair “12th men …” There is time yet for the NFC Wild Card!
Photos by Anthony Bolante (c) www.TheImageArsenal.com