Total focus

One, very important job The title and subtitle of today’s post refer to work of our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. I will write about her work from my perspective, but be assured we all know what an important job she has right...

Ten years on

Olympic #ObservationalDocumentation A little over ten years ago, I started to make photos for the provincial government of B.C. The impetus for this was the lead up to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, where I hit the road, following the torch relay as it made...

What matters

3: 2019 Work Review In the previous two posts I wrote about the mechanics of making photos for work and the types of relationships needed to be successful at my job as a government photographer. As important as these two elements are to get my...

Great expectations

Unburdening myself from the weight of medium format A lot has been written about the challenges and rewards of shooting with medium format cameras. Some of it here. Since I started shooting with a Fujica GW690 III and Mamiya 645, through the purchase of the...

Candid camera

Is the XF10 the best street camera today? During a recent conversation, a friend teased me about my extreme camera choices. On the one hand I shoot with the top-of-line Fujifilm GFX 50S and X-series for work. While on the other, I have taken...

Colour ! Its a Van Thing !

Fujifilm XT3 10-24mm Lee Filters 0.9 Soft Grad As  most of you know I am a 99% black and white Photographer it’s always been my preference. I have never really liked Colour as I have always found it distracting and a very hard medium to grasp...

Seeing twice

…or more, to make better images Lacking a formal education in photography, I am currently living vicariously through my sister’s experience of taking a photography course at her local college. I feel that I have a good understanding of the fundamentals of photography. However, I have...

Still life

Studio time with the Fujifilm GFX 50S   It all started with a bunch of flowers and a little spare time. During a work break over the holidays, I found myself with a little extra time and a beautiful bunch of flowers. This proved to be the perfect...

Taking the plunge

Underwater photos with the X-Pro 2 In late 2017, I took my trusty, water-proof Fujifilm XP120 camera with me to Hawai‘i. It was so much fun to make photos under, around and on the water with the camera, that I decided the next time...

The Plot

Last year as part of a Facebook Group Home Project I decided to shoot Jane’s Second home her Allotment Plot. This was shot over a 12 month Period in 2018 and was shot on the Fujifilm GFX50s with 32-64mm lens and it was also shot...