Sometimes the planets line up and you’re just lucky enough to see it. I’ve been fortunate in that regard.To be in the right place at the right time, with an eye for perspective and design.Throughout my maritime career I’ve had the opportunity to witness some incredible moments on the Puget Sound and Salish Sea. For better or for worse, the most amazing light and images are those captured at the crack of dawn or on the stormiest of days.It makes getting up at 2:00am almost worth it!
On a personal note, I would like to express my gratitude to my parents for their encouragement to share my photographs; to my lovely husband of course; and to my daughter, the true artist.
Genevieve C. Fritschen graduated from the University of Washington in 1985 with a BA in Broadcast Journalism intending to start a career as a photojournalist. But a cut-throat internship at a Seattle television station followed by a brief, unpleasant stint at a publishing company took the wind out of her sails. Looking for a bit of adventure, “just for the summer”, she found a job on a boat. That summer on the water turned into years, always with the intent of finding “a real job”. As life would have it, 35 years later, Captain Fritschen is still enjoying the adventure while sailing onboard the Washington State Ferries, still dabbling in photography as opportunities present themselves.