Always be prepared for anything, anytime, anywhere. And bring dish soap. Shot with a Canon 5D II and a Mamiya Sekor 80mm f/1.9 lens, in a little grove of trees and light by the bank of the Skeena. A happy slug slimes its way peacefully toward the last unopened fiddlehead. It’s home.
Nice light this morning and some mist rising up, so out for a stroll on the fern trail. Well, cliché shots, I know, but it’s been a while since we’ve gotten some nice morning light so might as well indulge. That first one makes me think of those religious tracts that get offered by the faithful to passers-by. It makes me think of this time, years ago in Victoria, there’s this one older fellow I recall. He leads in with […]
You get into the City at night and you’ve got this distinct impression of being transported into a kind of cinematic film noir. You take the bus along an elevated highway, wind from the Outskirts into the City. Apartments and sleeping industrial blocks, toppling by like dominoes with sleepy-eyed pips, everything muted and rich and inviting, and echoes of neon and fluorescent lights ricocheting down there among the alleys still. That’s where I’ll be – tells himself. A photographer should […]
Getting answers. I was politely shooed away from another industrial site today. Safety concerns. Yeah, yeah. I won’t disagree. Broken glass and broken appliances, a lot of it, it’s normal. I guess it’s all about liability protection. Maybe if I just carried around pre-signed contracts waiving any right to litigate for all my poking about, would that help? Probably not. I left, happy to seek out some place a little more remote. Just a little space to commune with light […]
Below the roots. Spent much of the day in a basement, sous-sol, once a foundry or a bunker or some industry or I don’t know what… but now a ruin with a chimney being slowly engulfed by the forest. Something primordial about this cave-space. Windows peek out onto passing ankles, beams of light gradually traverse the wreckage of engine parts and glass and bricks. When the building is gone, burned or torn town, the foundation continues in a kind of […]