So this blog may have slowed to a trickle but that’s okay, I’m still plenty busy with photography and related hijinks. Hijinks, that’s a good word, a keeper. Thought I’d scan through the year’s photos and share a few keepers along with a note or two about how, when, why, or where they were taken. Enjoy.
Hot pots and octopi. Ambitious chefs stealing secrets and sharpening blades. Finding peace in the bustle of a morning commute through a maze of trains and subways. Building a nest in Northwest BC. This all makes sense, right? No? Well head over to the Smithers Art Gallery from August to September and take in ITAMAE – an exhibit of photos and text from a creative project that might be succinctly described as a Japanese-foodie-culture-shock-getting lost and then finding oneself story. You know […]
Finally got another batch of film processed. A little let down with the results, but there’s a few good ones in there. A few weeks ago we were out on Haida Gwaii and I took an evening stroll out to the log sort near Queen Charlotte City. A couple old tugs, rusting away with the sun going down, made for some good shots. At one point there was this burst of crows overhead, cawing out from the silhouette of one […]
A few shots from this Fall’s trip to the hometown. Fall Fair time, the curling rink all abuzz with friendly competition. The guilds and the leagues and loyal orders and the fellowships all flock and mingle and children run amok and the pumpkins astound and the quilts mesmerize the children’s mud sculptures puzzle and confuse. There are categories for every entry it seems, enough to ensure that everyone wins some recognition. Though I did see one piece, in the lego / scene […]
These are bits of Canada, which is a big place you can get tired of looking at. But then if you look a bit more closely you won’t fall asleep. All these images are of actually places. Light bounces around them and then gets chemically cooked onto film and then digi-zapped into pixels and webified to shine at your eyes, right now. Who needs TV? Crazy, eh?
I’ve been slow in shooting film for almost a year now… yikes, that’s not good. We film dinosaurs must keep up with the times. Extinction is not an option I fancy… not just yet. Still, I recently sold my much-coveted yet seldom used panoramic medium format film camera, or as I called her, “Fiona“. The guy who bought it on eBay sent a message saying he was looking forward to getting out with it, so that’s good. Better to be […]
Point Hope Shipyards, Victoria, B.C. Three years I lived in Victoria, on two separate occasions. I never considered shipyards interesting back then (maybe I’ve lowered the bar of what piques my interest?). Or maybe time and other years have gotten me used to seeing more ships afloat. So that when I see one propped aloft it seems a bit absurd – all that below-the-waterline underbelly, nothing to do. The yard was empty this Friday afternoon, but I was able to snap a few shots […]