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Tacoma industrial maritime photographer

Port of Tacoma

View from the catwalks of a container crane at the Port of Tacoma, Washington, USA

Mihael Blikshteyn Photography | Maritime and industrial photographer in Tacoma, Washington

The High Seas

Ah, life on the high seas. A small trawler making its way through the open waters of the Gulf of Alaska.

Mihael Blikshteyn Photography | Marine photographer in Tacoma, Washington

Foss Harbor Marina

Foss Harbor Marina in Tacoma, Washington with view of Mount Rainier at sunset.

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Tacoma Cobbler

Gary Aitchison has been repairing shoes around Tacoma, Washington since he was 15 years old. That’s 45 years of being a cobbler. His father opened the repair shop, Syd’s Shoe Repair, and got Gary interested in the business. The store moved locations several times over the past decades. It’s now located at 4605 Pacific Avenue. Walking into the shop is like traveling back in time. Heavy, antique, shoe-repair …

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Washington industrial photographer

The MI-8

The Mil MI-8 helicopter is the workhorse of the Russian aviation. The MI-8s were originally designed in the 1960s Soviet Russia for military use, but are now widely used to carry people and cargo all over the Russian Far East. In fact,  “along with the related, more powerful Mil Mi-17, the Mi-8 is among the world’s most-produced helicopters, used by over 50 countries. As of 2015, it …

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