f/2 @ night

A little time with the Fujinon XF35mm f/2 lens   Busy. Shooting lots. Just not for myself. No complaints. Just noticing. So, I took advantage of a few, free hours and a dry evening in Vancouver to practise a little “seeing” with my new XF35mm f/2 lens. Until next...

Long week, strong light

A high-contrast look between events Last week in Vancouver, I lost count of the number of events I shot. In between work photos, whether inside or out, I glimpsed interesting light. Always worth looking for these moments, as they tend to keep me motivated and...

One Wave

A gathering of pacific peoples I had the pleasure yesterday to photograph the tenth anniversary One Way Gathering, hosted by the Pacific Peoples’ Partnership in Victoria. This was a great opportunity to make portraits of a wonderfully diverse group of individuals, sharing culture and...

Marine details

Walking the docks of the inner harbour. Observing the light as it plays over surfaces. A thoroughly enjoyable way to spend an hour. Making images. NB: Images captured with the Fujifilm GFX 50S fronted with a GF63mm f/2.8 lens. Acros-R film simulation. ...

Portrait synthesis

GF110mm lens reflections and GFX follow up Over the past couple of months, I have integrated the new Fujifilm GFX 50S into my work photography. It has become my portrait camera of choice and I use it for large group photos. I still rely upon...

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...