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...

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...

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...

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...

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...