For more than sixty years there was only one bridge that crossed the swift Tacoma Narrows. This one replaced the famed Galloping Gertie ten years after it was blown to bits. Now there are two suspension bridges standing side by side. In 1991, about 15 years before a second bridge was built I photographed this elegant beauty from the bluff on the west side of the Narrows.
When working with the Daily Mail as an intern, I went on assignment to photograph the new named ambassador from Malawi. He emerged in a flowered hat and epaulets and stepped up into an open carriage for the ride to the palace. Before all that when I waited with the rest of the press, I turned around to see this.
Vintage - I printed the photograph within a year of the original exposure.
Archival Pigment - Printed in my studio using computer technology with pigmented inks on acid and lignin free paper.
Silver - Printed in my darkroom on gelatin silver paper. These prints are double weight on a cotton fiber base.
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Christopher Petrich is a photographer active in the Pacific Northwest. He is based in Tacoma Washington where he grew up and raised a family. Over his 50 year career he has worked on projects in Europe, the Middle East, and Japan as well as in 23 American states coast to coast. He has placed his work in corporate and private collections worldwide.