Focus Northwest: Visual stories from the Eastside and the Pacific Northwest by Chad Coleman
Tent City 4 moved to a new home at Lake Washington United Methodist Church in Kirkland over the weekend and I was out to see the encampment on Monday.
Above, residents repair a fence boundary around the camp. To get the high point of view I used the self-timer on my camera body and exteneded it on top of my monopod at arms length above my head.
Above, TC4 residents Andy, foreground, and Nate, background, work to secure a tarp cover over a ten from the wind. I covered TC4 previously during their stay on Mercer Island, so was familiar with the workings of the camp. Out of respect to the residents and camp rules I always ask the people for permission to photograph them if a face will be visible. I have gotten a range of responses, but the majority of the residents are welcoming and have shared their stories with me.
Tent City 4 resident Anthony White adjusts the rain cover tarp on his tent ahead of a predicted storm on Monday, April 26, 2010.
The communal kitchen area at Tent City 4 in Kirkland, April 26, 2010.
Chad Coleman is a photojournalist. Check out his blog, Focus Northwest, follow him on Twitter or find his work on the Bellevue Reporter, Mercer Island Reporter, Kirkland Reporter and Redmond Reporter.