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(Seattle) Nov. 23, 2014 – Seahawks (6-4) face the NFL’s #1 team Cardinals (9-1) at Centurylink Field

(Seattle) Nov. 23, 2014 – The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks have struggled this season having a 6-4 record going into their match against the League leading 9-1 Arizona Cardinals.  While the “Legion of Boom” Seahawks defense has held their own for the majority of the season, their offense has not been able to tally point on the scoreboard […]


(Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.) Nov. 8, 2014 – Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller return home to U.S. after being freed from North Korean prison

(Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.)  Nov. 8, 2014 – It was an emotional evening for Seattle resident Kenneth Bae, 46, after he and fellow American Matthew Todd-Miller, 25, were repatriated to the U.S. on Nov. 8, 2014 after their imprisonment in North Korea for “crimes against their state.”  Reuters timing to call me was unbelievably timely […]


(SEATTLE) Oct. 12, 2014 – Old School-Cowboys and New-School Seahawks slug it out at Centurylink Field

(SEATTLE)  Oct. 12, 2014 – Apparently, the Seahawks have joined the ‘club of the hated.’  The old school ‘hated’ Dallas Cowboys (4-1) came to Centuryink Field to welcome the defending Super Bowl XLVIII champions, new school ‘hated’  Seattle Seahawks (3-1) into an elite group of teams, those despised by underachievers that haven’t earned a gawdy NFL championship […]


(SEATTLE) Sept. 21, 2014 – Seahawks fend-off Broncos 26-20 in OT rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII

(SEATTLE) Sept. 21, 2014 –  The Denver Broncos came to Centurylink Field in Seattle on Sept. 21, 2014 with revenge on their minds from the Seattle Seahawks’ 43-8 domination of last February’s SuperBowl XLVIII in New York (while I was deployed to the Middle East).  While the Bronocs defeated the Seahawks 21-6 on Aug. 5, 2014 in preseason action earlier this […]


(Doha, Qatar) Mar. 30, 2014 – Doha’s historic Souq Waquif marketplace bustles with business amidst modernization and exponential population growth

(Doha, Qatar)  Mar. 30, 2014 – Doha City’s regal and horse-mounted policemen patrol the massive Souq Waquif marketplace in, Qatar on March 30, 2014.  Doha’s bustling historic business district is undergoing a modernization and transformation as the nearby Corniche waterfront and roadway grows in population and building construction exponentially every year.  Dubbed by many locals as “mini-Dubai,’ Doha’s growing waterfront […]


(JBLM/Camp Murray, Wash.) June 15, 2013 – The Image Arsenal, aka Lt. Col. Anthony Bolante, deploys to Middle East with 96th Military Engagement Team

(Joint Base Lewis-McChord/Camp Murray, Wash.)  June 15, 2012 – The Image Arsenal (aka: Lt. Col. Anthony Bolante) deployed to the Middle East with the Washington Army National Guard’s (WAARNG) 96th Military Engagement Team (MET).  This group of 26 hand-picked senior Army Officers and NonCommissioned Officers with extensive worldwide mission experience in operations ranging from Infantry to Special […]


(SEATTLE) Mar. 29, 2013 – PSBJ “Faces of SODO” reveals an inside view of an evolving neighborhood

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(SEATTLE) Mar. 29, 2013 – “Faces of SODO” is a photo essay by the Puget Sound Business Journal’s visual journalism staff Anthony Bolante and Marcus Donner who profiled with our cameras over a period of six months, an evolving and burgeoning neighborhood in South Seattle.  Published in-print and online in today’s edition of the PSBJ, we worked […]


The Image Arsenal covers (survives) volatile May Day protests and destruction in Seattle business district

All photos on this BLOG Post (c) Anthony Bolante/REUTERS, 2012 (SEATTLE)  May 1, 2012 – Conflict photojournalism isn’t something that I specifically seek-out in my visual reportage career.  I live and love adventure (as you all know) both at work and during my rare leisure time.   But over the years, it seems as if once every six months, […]


The Image Arsenal covers President Barack Obama’s visit to Boeing-Everett widebody jetliner production line

(EVERETT, WA) Feb. 17, 2012 – A Presidential visit is always a complex and logistically challenging event to plan for and to cover no matter what visual news entity a photojournalist is working for.  In the case of Marcus Donner and myself, on Feb. 17, 2012, it was our first such POTUS trip that we […]


The Image Arsenal covers Amanda Knox’s return to Seattle after Italian court overturns conviction acquiting Knox of the 2007 murder of Britoner Meredith Kercher

(SEATAC, WA)  Oct. 4, 2011 – I know, I know … it’s been a long time since my last BLOG posting   http://theimagearsenal.com/2011/the-image-arsenal-covers-sun-valley-conference-aka-ceobillionaire-summit-at-sun-valley-idaho.html   but so much has happened photo-wise since then that I’ve barely had time to digest the fact that I’m now on-staff (Wed-Fri) along with long time colleague and dear friend Marcus Donner (Mon-Wed)  […]


The Image Arsenal covers the Sun Valley Conference (aka: CEO/Billionaire Summit) at Sun Valley, Idaho

(SUN VALLEY, IDAHO) July 7, 2011 – My esteemed colleague www.SeattlePI.com staff photojournalist Josh Trujillo pointed out to me recently, ‘you’ve been at every major news event in the region recently … you’re on fire!’  Well, I’ll be the first to admit that it has had to do more with luck than skill, but nonetheless, I […]


The Image Arsenal covers the Bruins@Canucks NHL Stanley Cup playoff Game-7 riots in Vancouver, B.C.

(Vancouver, B. C.) June 15, 2011 –  On June 13, 2011 when the 2011 NHL season came down to one  game after the Boston Bruins tied the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL Stanley Cup playoff series at three games apiece,  the fire was started under the boiling cauldron that would  be the Vancouver, B.C.  riots that ensued […]


The Image Arsenal visits Think Tank Photo headquarters in Santa Rosa, California

(SANTA ROSA, CA)  May 6, 2011 – It was a treat for me, finally ‘visiting the mothership’ last Friday to get a personal tour of TTP’s new Santa Rosa, California headquarters by President/Lead Designer Doug Murdoch, Creative Director Larry Atil, Photographer Alvin Jornada, Tech Guru Chris Lee and the rest of the Think Tank Photo (www.thinktankphoto.com) staff.  As many […]


The Image Arsenal visits GigaPan in Portland, Oregon

  (PORTLAND) Apr. 25, 2011 – GigaPan director of business development Vanessa Constanti and her husband P. Danny DiNapoli were so gracious to give me a personal tour of the company’s corporate and manufacturing headquarters in Portland, Oregon  http://gigapansystems.com/.  For those of you who don’t (yet) know about the amazing technology and products that Gigapan has developed and produced […]


(SEATTLE) Apr. 20, 2011 – ‘In the trenches’ covering the Seattle Mariners’ 2011 MLB AL West season

(SEATTLE)  Apr. 20, 2011 –  ‘In the trenches’ is an apt way to describe covering today’s Seattle Mariners compared to the shining Mariners of the early 2000s when names like Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez, Dan Wilson, John Olerud, Kazuhiro Sasaki and Shigetoshi Hasegawa graced the team’s active roster.  Today, nearly a decade after […]


Covering the 2010 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

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      (HONOLULU)  Dec. 16, 2010 –  It is always a special treat returning to my ‘hometown’ island, O’ahu during winter to shoot the 2010 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing championship.  The Northshore is such a magical place, especially when the powerful and gigantic Winter swells come ashore at legendary breaks like Haleiwa, Sunset Beach and the Banzai […]


The Image Arsenal LAUNCH featured in “NPPA11.org”

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Much thanks to NPPA and NPPA11.org webmaster guru Mikael Kjellstrom for deeming me worthy to be featured on the NPPA Region-11 (Pacific Northwest Chapter) homepage www.nppa11.org .   I am honored to be working in such an amazingly talented community here in the Pacific Northwest.  See you fellow NPPA Region-11 ers out on-assignment!


The Image Arsenal LAUNCH featured in “Lightstalkers”

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Big MAHALO (thanks) to Lightstalker founder Mikael Kjellstrom for the honor of bringing me into the esteemed ranks of the über-talented visual journalists selected to be here at http://www.pixdesk.ca/ls_links/links.php


Think Tank Photo 2011 catalogue cover

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Think Tank Photo’s creative director Larry Atil snapped this photo of The Image Arsenal photojournalist Anthony Bolante riding and photographing Stage-2 of the 2010 Amgen Tour of California (ATOC) pro-bicycle race on May 17, 2010.  While Anthony’s work photographing the peloton and seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong/Team Radioshack racing in ATOC, it was […]


Covering the August 2010 POTUS Seattle visit

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There is nothing more ‘fun’ than showing up at 5am at Boeing Field in South Seattle, Washington to be in place for President Barack Obama’s 11am arrival on August 18, 2010.  I was the first still photog to arrive along with friend and Seattle KOMO-4 ABC affiliate videographer Katie Johnson and we were then joined by SeattlePI.com photographer Josh Trujillo.  […]


Covering the 2010 Tour of Cali on the Photo-Moto

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Image Arsenal photojournalist Anthony Bolante rides behind Photo-Moto pilot Ross Gagon during the third stage of the 2010 Amgen Tour of California on May 18, 2010.   This stage race started at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, rode along the California coast for 113.3 miles and ended in Santa Cruz where Team Garmin-Chipotle’s David Zabriskie (USA) took the podium.  […]


‘Building’ Cypress Mountain for The Olympics

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In 2003, Vancouver, B.C. was choosen to be the location for the 2010 Winter Olympics.  After years of stellar snowfall and the beauty of the uber-modern Pacific Northwest city made Vancouver an ‘easy’ selection for a Winter Olympics setting.  Who would have thought that a warmer and wetter than normal 2009-2010 winter would have created […]


On-Photo Staff for 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

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It started with the most unique ‘job interview’ I have personally heard of.   The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Organizing Committe (VANOC) Director of Photo Operations Nick Didlick called me via SKYPE from his VANOC headquarters in Vancouver, B.C. to me in my safehouse in Kabul, Afghanistan in October 2009.  The head honcho of the most […]


Heading home to startup The Image Arsenal

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One of hundreds of ‘leisure drives’ during 2009 in-around Kabul enroute home to Seattle soon to startup The Image Arsenal. Photo by Anthony Bolante © The Image Arsenal