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What would the city look like today without the many DIY innovators who helped birth Seattle's iconic music scene? Luckily, we don't have to find out—an early group of innovators is finally getting the collective spotlight thanks to a collaborative still-life documentary series. AS MANY WEIRDOS AS POSSIBLE (AMWAP) celebrates the musical legacy of the Pacific Northwest, focusing on the diverse creators who shaped the scene between 1985 and 1995, spanning genres from hip-hop to grunge. As we continue to watch the region transform into a tech hub, AMWAP is paying tribute to the vibrant past that laid the foundation for its current identity amid the changing landscape.

Five photographers have been busy taking portraits of noteworthy individuals in locations that tie them to their stories. Each participant was asked to handwrite a favorite anecdotal memory from this time on an 8.5 X 11 piece of paper which will accompany the individual portraits displayed in the accompanying gallery exhibit, with a published book to follow.

Our own Executive Director, Jazmyn Scott, is part of the class featured in the AMWAP exhibit, currently on view at Base Camp Studios! Jazmyn shared her thoughts on being featured in the project:

"The As Many Weirdos As Possible project highlights individuals who played pivotal roles in shaping Seattle's music scene from 1985 to 1995. Despite being under 18 during that time, my contributions as a young photographer documenting and preserving the vibrant Hip-Hop scene are being acknowledged. It's a profound honor to be featured alongside those whom I've observed and admired for decades, individuals who have truly defined and enriched our unique and diverse music community."

A Black woman with cropped blonde hair poses in a theatre auditorium, wearing a pale blue sweatshirt and gold jewelry
Jazmyn Scott. Credit Rosetta Greek, photographed at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

We highly recommend you head over to the exhibit to catch not only Jazmyn but a laundry list of important music figures including Matt Vaughan from Easy Street Records (who supplies our shop's record selection), Ricardo Frazer, founder of the creative agency and production company Zaki•Rose, Sportin' Life Music's DeVon Manier, longtime club staple DJ Topspin, legendary photographer Charles Petersen, and so many more.

Poser Productions Presents: As Many Weirdos As Possible

April 4 through May 11, 2024

A gallery event showcasing the 1985 - 1995 Pacific Northwest music scene through portraiture and handwritten narratives; featuring 100 select image-story pairs from a collection of over 250.

 Base Camp Studios 2

(Former Bergman Luggage Building 3rd and Stewart)

1901 3rd Ave

Seattle, WA 98101


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