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...

Art or recycling?

Street photography: I can’t give it away Last weekend, as I was cleaning my home office, I started to fill the recycling container with unwanted prints. Some that had sat unloved for years. Instead of recycling the prints, my daughter suggested that I...

Washington seascapes

Photographing the Olympic coast with the GFX Over a recent long weekend, we returned to the small community of La Push, on the Quileute tribal land, on the coast of Washington. A year ago, we made the same trip, when I had a prototype...

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...

Expectations

Working with the Fujifilm X-series cameras and flash Funny thing about expectations, time can really change how you view things. I have worked with the XPro2 for a year and the XT2 nearly that long, and with the EF-X500 flash for the past few months. This...

Slow photography

A few weeks ago, I add the opportunity to shoot for a couple of hours in Sidney, B.C. This is a favourite long exposure location and I had pretty good light at sunrise. It’s always a nice treat to slow down to make these...