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...

Rückblick – a look at 2016

Places and faces captured on the job Just cleaning up the work Lightroom catalog and ran across a few images from the past year. Some are of places I traveled to for work. Some are of the people at events I photographed. Some are of colleagues, sometimes...

2017 a Year of Colour

Way back in 2013 my project was A Year of Black and White and this was to explore my digital black and white photography in many ways and to see what I could learn in a year. I mainly wanted to learn how to process black...

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...

Bridge Over the River Tummel

On Friday I spent the day in the Highlands photographing the autumn colours along the River Tummel. While shooting from the footbridge over the river near Pitlochry I decided to take a few images using the Samyang 8mm Fisheye on the Fujifilm X-Pro2.  This 180 degree...

Eight-Day Road

Chasing the Royals or how I didn’t get to use the new Fujifilm EF-X500 flash I am coming off a fairly intense week of work, dominated by two jobs. One was shooting at an annual, week-long convention. The second was documenting the Victoria-based events featuring the...

Hustling (a lot)

Waiting (a little) This week, I spent three days at the Vancouver Convention Centre making photos during the First Nations Leaders’ Gathering. As you can see from the Government Flickr album, this is standard conference fare. Not a lot of art, just a lot of visual...

Dripping Cones

Summertime in my city It’s full-blown Summer here in Victoria. It being August means that the inner harbour is filled with tourist. Combine the tourist with the hot weather and it’s prime time for capturing people enjoying ice cream. At least, that is was what I...

North island sojourn

Gilakas’la from Alert Bay Last weekend, over the B.C. Day holiday, we travelled to Alert Bay on Cormorant Island. Ostensibly,  I was there to paddle in the Alert Bay 360, a human-powered race around the island. Really, we travelled to the island to...