Yonnas Getahun is a model of the New Seattle Artist. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Spokane, Getahun’s established an ideal balance between his work as an account manager at Zillow and his creative ambitions. The 33-year-old writes poetry, produces art shows, manages local bands and is a human connection machine among Seattle’s creative community.
Jeans Levi’s 501 • Jacket Nordstrom purple wool blazer • Suit London Mode • Shoes Caterpillar Dougald Shoe • Sunglasses Persol • Snack Chocolate croissant from Starbucks • Last book read Lunch Poems by Frank O’Hara • Last album listened to Reflektor by Arcade Fire • Last movie seen Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Place to eat Café Presse (the croque madame) • Place to drink Polar Bar. Margarita. Ask for Viktor • Drink of choice Pellegrino • Fast food Freddy’s • Coffee Vivace on North Broadway •Art gallery M.I.A. • Bus line 550 Express • Clothing store Hunt • Vintage spot Le Frock • Haircut Good Hair Salon • Athlete Clint Dempsey • Conspirator/Inspiration Daveda Russell • Concert venue Neumos • Theatre On the Boards
Mode of travel Airplane • Travel accessory A book • Luggage Dror for Tumi • Hotel Sheraton Hotel Nairobi • Tacky tourist destination Gondola ride in Venice • Cultural event World Cup • Place to party Lit Lounge, NYC • Place to shop Istanbul Grand Bazaar • Place to relax The beaches of Santa Marta, Colombia • Place you want to go but have never been Berlin • Place you’ll never go again Bellevue
Photo by Chona Kasinger