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 […]
So. In the ferry behind us, there’s this couple with backpacks and they’re looking a bit bewildered and bedraggled, like how couples with backpacks do that look so well. How do you describe the thrumming shudder of ferryboat movement? Like some lumbering water mammal. Hm, shippopotamus? And so we dig in. November can make for a somewhat dull palette in the Northwest. The month of hunkering down. Everything starts to blend together after a while. The formula is simple. Wake, forage, rest. Repeat. […]
My blog postings are few and far between these days but perhaps I just needed some imagery to soak a while, like a winter stew. The months of February and March can be a bit suspect where I live. Time seems to slow down even as you remark the changes from dawn to dawn, inching longer by minutes every day. Lately I’ve been out haunting the Skeena River, awakening now with the usual squeals and grunts and cries. Above it all, there’s this […]