Summer Solstice

My fellow photography brethren over at the KAGE Collective did a publication last year. It was about documenting a particular day cross-worldly. They chose the summer and winter solstices. To celebrate my joining of the collective, I decided I would have a go at it myself. These...

SQ 100

Haven’t you heard? It’s hip to be square! XPro2 Graphite – XF23mm f/2 – Classic Chrome – Acros – 1:1 crop  ...

And other matters

I think I’ve finally made it! And why do I think this? Well. The inevitable happened. I now have some people following my every move on miscellaneous social media, and responding with lots of nice hateful messages about my images and my personality. To these...

Life and the lens

It’s the same thing every year. Around this time I take a look at the blog and go – “Why have I not written any posts lately!?” – And the answer is just about the same as always. I. Have. Been. Insanely. Busy. With. Life....

From Paris to Amsterdam

April has been a busy month so far! After teaching two consecutive workshops in Paris early in the month (a week-long workshop followed by a weekend), I had just enough time to fly back to the States to be home for a short week before it...

Deliberate downscale

I just returned from a great trip to Iceland. Some of you might remember that I had a trip last year as well. I posted my black and white impressions from the country in this post. Back then I also did epic color shots. The...

A visitor, a critique session and life’s compartments

Spencer Wynn. The image was taken with the GFX. Last weekend we had a very special visitor. Spencer Wynn, a Canadian documentary photographer, came to Vancouver as one of the stops on his coast-to-coast journey celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. He is travelling across this great country...

The R-A-I-N project update

We’ve been working on our R-A-I-N project for more than a year. There is no question that it has been one of the most challenging projects we’ve ever worked on – for several reasons. Luckily, there’s no shortage of rain in Vancouver! First, spending hours outside...

Mitakon 35mm f0.95 mk2 review

A few months back I decided that I wanted to pull the trigger on the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 mk2 for the Fujifilm system. I had read good things about the lens and seen some great sample images, so I thought to myself “why not!?” –...

The conundrum of my photographic identity

It’s very upbeat and in-time to write about your personal issues correlated to your art form. I’ve read so many of these posts from various artists that I get quite suspicious as to the reasoning behind said posts. I always suspected alterior, sales-oriented motifs. That...