Monday, January 16, 2012

This will be a sign of times to come. I have started to hold myself accountable for not maintaining my blog or challenging myself enough with my photography. Over the last few weeks I have signed up a night drawing class at the Alberta College of Art and have started to schedule photo shoots over the next couple of weeks. I have realized that this is what has been missing in my day to day activities. It is important to me to be around Art and other artistic people.
The shot today is from a road to Kelowna in October. While on the long drive home to Calgary, after all the passengers in the car, other than myself had ran in the Kelowna Marathon and half Marathon; we took a short car break at the Enchanted Forest. Not wanting to pay the outrageous entrance fee we had some laughs in the parking lot. This shot represents so much of what I love about photography, it has frozen a moment in time that would have easily been over looked at the time. Now that moment is romanticized and never forgotten.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Vancouver Part 2

There is something about the flat lighting that comes with an overcast coastal city. I probably has something to do with the fact that Calgary is the exact opposite. I love the wet sheen on everything it is very subtle but constant.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I felt such a surge of creativity while in Vancouver. I loved the over cast days. Everything is so textural and grungy. I have been intrigued with the way that elevation has the ability to completely flatten a subject. With very little depth the image is able to be about line instead of a two dimensional representation of life.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The long low Alberta Sun

It has been a little while since I have posted. I will remedy that problem and will start posting on a regular basis again. As the days get shorter the light gets sexier. It is a blessing of the North.

Friday, July 16, 2010


I am trying to get back on track here. A house is a simple but takes much more skill to take a good photograph that represents the house properly and also shows how it is more than just some cut lumber.

Friday, July 2, 2010


While taking in some of the live acts with Sled Island last night I found myself thinking about Architecture. It can change your mood based on nothing more than light. Photography is very similar in the fact it is based completely in the science of light.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A different View

The longer I am doing this the more I look at my work and I wonder. I seem to have so many unanswered questions as to why. It seems like the more I accomplish, the more I achieve and the more I lose. I am not sure why bench marks always seem to come around with the loss of the last mark. Perhaps one day this trend will stop. This photo resembles that loss of balance.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I have been shooting more film lately. I love the absolutely painter quality that can be portrayed. The sound of the RZ shutter snapping is soothing and magical at the same time. All to often emotion is left out of photographs, I feel that is the most important part.

Friday, June 18, 2010


I have had an ever increasing interest in bugs and creatures. I would like to say that it started with my bees, but it actually started with Bugner. He is an old friend that I have managed to save for a surprising long time. He just has so much personality I could not let him go, also I think that he is smiling.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


As I have been approaching a long running project, I have been revisting my archives for what I feel has been successful and what has not. Reworking failures is where I learn the most. A successful shoot is just as much visualization as it is experience. Without the fore site and knowledge nothing works out. By examining my history it has really helped me to find what I believe to be emotive success.