This interview very much falls under the “everything-you-always-wanted-to-but-were-afraid-to-ask” category. William Pennington interviews various local luminaries here in Seattle, and he’s not afraid to go in depth. We really talk about everything here, and if you’ve ever wondered why bus tires aren’t solid, what drivers do when kids keep ringing the bell, and what bus driving has to do with the myth of Sisyphus, this is your ticket! Click the link below for more, and enjoy!

Thirty-Three Questions With Nathan Vass, Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker…And Metro Bus Driver

Photograph by Susan Newbold.

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Nathan Vass has had work displayed in over twenty photography shows, designed a book and three album covers, including two for Neil Welch. His “My Favorite Things” tour at Seattle Art Museum was the highest-attended such tour there. Nathan is also the director of eight films, four of which have shown at festivals, and one of which premiered at Henry Art Gallery. He owns a photography business, Two Photography, with Larry Huang, and has photographed a dozen-plus weddings. Born in South Central LA, he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Washington, and is also a prolific writer and sometime painter. Formerly a Hollywood resident, he still contributes film reviews to Erik Samdahl's site, Filmjabber. In addition, he holds a side job as a public bus driver, which he enjoys almost as much as directing films- if not slightly more so! He is a two-time winner of Metro’s Operator of the Month award and holds a record number of commendations.