PHOTOS + WRITING | AIDAN T. E. GALASSETTI
Lightbox 613 was our second Seattle home. We endured the ongoing on-campus dormitory laundering scheme for a full year before moving into our own place. With lower rent and more space we breathed a little easier as if our student tuition wasn't enough to keep our chest's tight.
613 was home to handfuls of after school projects. We took butcher paper, discarded outside the local art supply store, to build backdrops and frequently rearranged our living organization to design sets. We'd monopolize the elevator to hurl boxes of packaging peanuts to see what it looked like on camera. Here and there we'd descend two floors to the Kawaguchi Bui duplex to take medium format flics, make dumplings, or just admire their plants.
This apartment was a bastion of creativity where our ideas had space to grow.