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.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


This is the reason that I love to shoot landscapes. Natural Energy. It was such a beautiful calming night. We fished, had a great time, and just absorbed the wonders that are the kootenay's.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Duo Restaurant

This is from a shoot for a local restaurant. The Chef prepared a few dishes, he styled them and I shot them. This ran in the local papers, as well as mailers and the fabulous internet. On a side note it is so nice being able to see again. Not having to wear blurry glasses everyday really makes a big difference.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

This bottle of Vodka really caught my eye. The immense detailing of the bottle and the way that light refracted around inside of it I knew that it would make for an interesting shoot.

Monday, June 7, 2010


After a long awaited break from work I am feeling energized and creative again. I have a heavy shot list for the next couple of days and am super excited about it. This is one of those nights spent thinking, learning and translating my vision into reality. It is something that I think all artists struggle with from time to time.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Every time I feel uninspired, I shoot a plant or flower. It seems like their is an endless way to frame them, to manipulate them to show expression, to recharge my creative juices. Everyone seems to have that fall back item that can help to rebuild that creative ego. Mine happens to be flowers.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Start of the week

I am always thinking about simplifying things. I trying to think outside the box. I kept the lighting really simple and allowed the Pom to stand out. The texture is the intrigue, photographs that enthrall me always have a sense of depth and texture. I tried to show how different it truly is.

Friday, May 28, 2010

What a wonderful End to May

The snow falling last night and the really unique twilight was quite bizarre. I love the big perfectly shaped snow flakes. I saw a couple of moments that I really liked. I will have a couple of more studio based shots for monday. Oddly enough it was a strangely satisfying evening.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

An extended long weekend

The long weekend has set back my time schedule a little too much so after a day of heavy guilt here is my new post.

As frost and snow approaches us yet again, I thought that I would refer back a few months to when frost was heavy and appropriate. Now the snow is unwanted and detested.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Street Photography 2

One of the many things that intrigue me with photography is the ability to turn the everyday moment into a scene. The ability to freeze and frame; crop and edit; are often overlooked tools that simplicity can get lost.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I have begun shooting again, now that I am settled. Moving is taxing on the creativity. I will post some of my new work in another day or so. Here is the 3rd piece in my Mannequin series. With many more to come.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday May 17th

Now that I am finally settled in my new place I will start posting new work again soon. Today is a shot of the Celgar lumber mill in Castlegar. It is the life blood of the town, with out such a plant the town would be gone. It is really interesting that an entire region lives and dies by development of a single employer. At night I found it to be quite beautiful, in the day a massive eye sore.

Friday, May 14, 2010

I have been experimenting with different articles of clothing and wondering about different ways to show them. The tie is such a basic staple of mens clothing that I wanted display it out of the norm. I have been using many different types of backgrounds and ties, this is something that I have been shooting for a couple of months now.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Missing yesterday

I have promised myself that I will not let this happen. Especially since I am pretty new to this. I am enthralled with swimming pools and any other body of water that is lit at night. This is one from last fall before they closed up shop for the winter. Soon it will be time yet again for this year.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

While out for a walk I came across this scene. I am always interested in scenes like this that can be framed in some many different ways. I love street photography.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Diner time

I have been working with this mannequin for a couple of weeks now. He is a good subject, not a lot of complaints but not a lot of personality, but the best part is that we are the same size of clothes, giving me many options to dress him. I absolutely loved the light within the dining room and thought it would provide what I was looking for.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


One from a while ago. A different way of thinking on squash.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 2

Thanks for checking out my website. I will be posting new photos on my blog everyday. Feed back is greatly appreciated.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day one

I have finally organized myself with a lot of help from my friends and I will be up loading new photos on a constant basis. Minimum 5 days a week. Mostly new work, but once in awhile some historical work of mine that I feel good with.
This first photo was shot last week, before my move. I have been working on a series of these with my lovely mannequin bust. Any feed back is greatly appreciated.