A Beam of Light

It was one of those all too common days in the life of a working creative, the type of day that doesn’t involve a camera:  Admin.  Billing.  Accounting.  Marketing.  Planning.  Client meetings.  Client follow up.  Resource management.  Writing.  Editing.  Processing… it was a day of...

Toronto Street Photography Part One – Sunshine

In July I spent a week in Toronto on business:  a 3 day street photography workshop, a photowalk with my friends at Fujifilm Canada, meetings, and a day of private instruction with a student.  It was a whirlwind trip, to say the least. When I...

FujiLove Podcast

Good morning everyone, Just a quick heads up that I am the guest on this month’s FujiLove Podcast. We talked about defining our photographic styles (or rather, not defining them), inspiration and motivation, why we pursue photography, why we shoot Fujifilm and of course...

September 11th

Today is the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.  Anybody old enough to remember that horrible day can probably remember exactly where they were, and what they were doing, when they heard the news.  It was my generation’s...

Photography Matters

I love a beautiful photograph.  I get lost within it, my eyes wandering around the frame seeing every little detail, every part of the story that the image is telling.  In an era where some people say that photography is now a commodity, where some...

Amsterdam Street Photography Workshop

My next trip to Europe is coming up and I have time to run a one day street photography workshop in Amsterdam, one of my favourite cities in the world, on Saturday, September 23rd.  All information about this workshop, including registration, can be found on...

The Wall

Photography can be a fickle thing at times:  some projects involve countless hours of planning, execution, blood and sweat, while others seem to materialize out of nowhere and come together quickly. I was recently in Toronto for a week of work that included a 3...

The Streets of Vancouver as seen by workshop participants

In my last post, I wrote about the privilege of working with a very talented group of people. I was really impressed by the way my students merged the elements of the Simplicity-In-Seeing program with their own way of seeing to create stunning imagery. As...

Elevated perspective

Sea planes and small cameras, a perfect match for aerial photography I have the good fortune, really good fortune, to travel by float (sea) plane on a regular basis between the provincial capital, Victoria, and Vancouver. My work takes me there, most often for...

The importance of reflection and editing your work

Recently my friends at Fujifilm Canada asked me to put together a collection of images for a small gallery showing.  It was an honour to be asked of course, but it also served as an opportunity to review my work… something that all artists...