More slow photos

A few hours spent with the GFX 50S I took advantage of a few, rain-free hours the past two weekends to take out the Fujifilm GFX 50S for some tripod-based photography. I used two Fujinon GF lens on loan from Fujifilm Canada, the GF23mm f/4 and...

Behind the scenes

A few moments at a press conference Some images captured at a presser today. In the relatively small confines of the Reception Hall, I shoot with the XF16-55mm f/2.8 lens on the X-T2 and, today, the XF35 f/2 lens on my X-Pro2.  Acros-R film simulation...

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...

Neighbourhood noire

As the light dims The light has been flat all day. As night approaches, there is a threat of rain. Wandering the neighbourhood looking for any light, finding little. The world resolves into flat shapes, silhouettes against the darkening sky. Reason enough to make...

10 weeks later

Behind the scenes of a new government being sworn in On May 9, there was a provincial election in British Columbia. 70 days after the election, a new government was sworn in on July 18. A lot has happened to get us to this point,...

Ghost in the machine

The impermanent but ubiquitous tourist Inspired by a photo created by my friend, Randy Wachtin, I started to think about the number of tourist that pass through my little world at the heart of downtown Victoria. How many and how ephemeral those tourist are. How...

By any other name

…would smell as sweet. It is full on Summer in Victoria. Aside from more tourist, this also means roses are in bloom and we are actually getting some hot weather. Well. Actually. Let me modify that. We are experiencing warmer weather, whereas the rest of...

Idiosyncrasy

Glimpsed moments At the end of a full few months of work, I managed to review images captured in between work events, while travelling and occasionally with some intention. The result? It’s a very idiosyncratic selection of images. Images captured with a Fujifilm X-Pro2, fronted with either the...

Practice, a noun

Routine shooting for long-term happiness Sitting over lunch. Images and thoughts bouncing between us, Shiela and I discussed what we had just experienced. The scene is an art gallery café and the images were, mostly, those of Walker Evans. The idea of “practice” emerges from...

October Light

Random acts of exposure. The low-angled October light replenishes my desire to make images. Making photos at this time of year can be particularly satisfying. When there is sun, it is rarely directly overhead. If there isn’t much sunlight, there are still interesting colours and shapes...