Amber Fouts is a Seattle-based freelance commercial and editorial photographer. Her work, featured in Food and Wine, Imbibe, The New York Times, Nylon, and The Wall Street Journal, has been described as spirited, narrative, and genuine. When she’s not chasing light, you can find her gardening or making a mean cocktail.

Elements of Style

In Seattle, Fashion Is Getting the Tech Treatment

Fiber technology, sizing algorithms, and bags with built-in chargers...this city's style is engineered.

04/20/2017 By Rosin Saez

Clutch Move

Anguay Reed Designs Has Your (Political) Statement Clutch

“This really empowered me.”

04/03/2017 By Rosin Saez

Style

Spring Fashion 2017

Clothe the cause with power prints, solid staples, and bold colors.

03/20/2017 By Rosin Saez Photography by Amber Fouts

Meet The Money

Privateer Holdings Banks on Bud

The Seattle-based investment firm has money on ending prohibition.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

What's It Like to Be a Budtender?

Molly Brown has been with Uncle Ike’s since its first location opened in 2014. And in that time she’s seen it all: nervous first timers, old stoners, potential criminals. It’s been a wild ride working for the most visible pot shop in the city.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Meet the Grower

Vashon Velvet Grows on Island Time

A self-taught green thumb proves there is no one right way to cultivate marijuana.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

A Taxonomy of Pot Shops, From Quiet Neighborhood Corners to Major Opulence

The grab 'n' go. The tech temple. The local shop. Buying weed has come a long way.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

First Time in a Marijuana Shop? Here's How to Read a Label

THC percentage. CBD levels. Hybrids. What does it all mean?

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Meet the Shop Owner

Dockside Serves Medical Patients Too—Though the Rules Have Changed

Going recreational didn’t stop Oscar Velasco-Schmitz from providing for those in medical need.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Modest Proposals

Seattle’s Muslim Community Is Transforming Both Muslim and Mainstream Style

“What is ironic is that the current trends in mainstream style are borrowing from Muslim fashion.”

10/18/2016 By Colleen Williams

Coffee

10 Great Seattle Coffee Shops That Roast Their Own Beans

Some even provide the coffee you like so much at other cafes around town.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis

Caffeinate Yourself

12 Great Neighborhood Coffee Shops

Because the best coffee shop is the one closest to you.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis and Allecia Vermillion

Coffee

All Coffee Is Global Coffee

Laila Willbur, the 2014 United States Barista Champion and Director of Coffee for Cherry Street, on women in her industry and why every cup is an opportunity to tell an international story.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis

Coffee

The Power of Coffee Flour

One person’s waste product is another person’s source of endless economic and culinary potential.

08/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Coffee

The Joy of Jebena

Solomon Dubie’s former Rainier Valley convenience store is now Cafe Avole, a hub for Ethiopian coffee culture.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis

Coffee

Cold Brew: A Postmortem

You can, after all, love something to death.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis

Profile

The Dark Roast: Mike McConnell and the Rise of Caffe Vita

Michael McConnell dropped out of school in the 10th grade. That didn’t stop him from creating Caffe Vita into one of the largest independent coffee companies in the country. A few things happened along the way.

08/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion