I am looking for help with a personal long-term project. I am compiling an archive of interviews of Canadian photographers — which, in turn, will become a history of Canadian photography. When I began my project I was (and still am) researching a specific group of Vancouver-area photographers. The project has kept growing, and I am now looking for input/information from photographers (and anyone connected …
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Parking Garage and crescent moon, Bute Street, Vancouver, British Columbia 2018
Sometimes walking around you see an image that’s combination of genres. This view along Bute Street in Vancouver’s West End was one of those. The dusk sky with the crescent moon overhead is from a traditional pretty landscape but below is a grittier urban nightscape. I’ve been finding a lot of photos in the West End during recent visits.
Ruby Karinto, Victoria, British Columbia 2017
Much of my photography centres around landscapes, natural and manmade and how that shapes us and our culture and/or how we and our cultures shapes our constructed and social landscapes. I like how the local makes us all unique to our own parts of the world. I haven’t concentrated so much on people who shape our culture especially artists, be they writers, musicians, painters etc. …
Taber Music School, Saanich British Columbia 2017
This low building has seen several different commercial lives but currently houses a music school, readily apparent not only from the sign but but by the musical note decor painted on the outside. It looks though it may have been a garage at one point.
Travellers Hotel and Swastikas, Ladysmith, British Columbia 2016
The first time I photographed the Travellers Hotel in Ladysmith on the town’s main street my attention was held by the dilapidated hotel sign over the main doors. I really didn’t look up at the higher stories and facade which at a quick glance seemed to be just fairly plain brick. A closer look on a more recent visit revealed a line of swastikas girdling …
Rain storm approaching, Harbour Road, Victoria, British Columbia 2016
This is the kind of weather we’ve seen a lot of this year. The street, Harbour Road, is one of the more interesting roads in Victoria simply because the side shown is new residential with some commercial/retail thrown in. The other side of the road is on the harbour and is still marine industrial giving the area a nice feel, holding on to an …
Pink Pig Bank, Saanich, British Columbia 2015
An oversize, somewhat decrepit, pink pig piggy bank sits on the grounds of the Saanich fairgrounds. An image any visitor to the fairgrounds will remember. The grounds are host to the annual Saanich Fall Fair.
Cowboys and Cattle, Merritt, British Columbia 2014
Cowboys on horses work among cattle along just off the highway between Kamloops and Merritt. A scene seemingly from the past but just another work day for cattlemen in British Columbia’s interior.
Canada For Sale, Port Alberni, British Columbia 2011
Even the Canadian flag hanging from the building seemed dejected by its current status
New York Percussion Dance Troupe STOMP in Victoria
Yesterday a few members of the New York based percussion dance troupe STOMP made an appearance inside the Atrium building in downtown Victoria, BC to promote their upcoming shows here in August. I wanted a view that would show the dancers, the crowd and the unique architectural shape of the buildings interior.
Merry Christmas everyone. Hope it’s not to exhausting.
Micah Escamilla, interviewed by Jeff Bartlett
Former student Jeff Bartlett has posted an interview with his fellow former Western Academy of Photography classmate Micah Escamilla. Jeff is in Argentina and Micah is in California. You can read the interview here. Micah mentions former instructor, and now Luz Gallery maestro, Quinton Gordon as an influence for the classes he taught, she mentions me for inspiring her to set up drink nights for …
Interview – T. Reilly Hodgson
There’s an element of documentary in a large amount of my work but there’s a lot more to it than that for me. I do want to make pictures that are artful, that’s for sure, but I’m also interested in the way that memory works. I use photos to express something in the same way I might use a drawing or painting to express something
Vancouver skyline at dusk, Vancouver, British Columbia
Quite a few trips on BC Ferries across the Strait to Vancouver recently but never have quite enough time there, even on the rainy days. A wet evening view at a constantly changing skyline.
Perogy Cat Shoots Film
Another Perogy Cat stamp on a cup of coffee from Street Level Espresso.
Olys All Over
Arnold Lim, A. P. Hovasse and myself before the closing ceremonies at BC Place Stadium Well, it’s all over and it was quite a ride. The early bus rides and wet wet weather are fading memories and I’m left with a vague depression now that it’s all over. I’m sure a few others are feeling the same. The closing ceremonies were, I thought, pretty cool …
Final Day Of the 2010 Winter Olympics And It’s Off To The Closing Ceremonies
Hard to believe but it’s the final day of the 2010 Olys. Last weekend it seemed like they would never end and now it seems like the time has just sped by. Great help from Nick Didlick and all the photo staff at all the venues and from all the volunteers, known as Smurfs because fo their blue uniforms. A. P Hovasse, photo venue manager …
Cross Country Skiing Instead of Hockey
The Canada vs Russia hockey game is on, we were originally scheduled to cover that but late yesterday were shifted to the cross country relay ski event in Whistler so another early long bus ride. Back just in time to watch the final period in the media centre, and have lunch, at 6:30pm.. Cross country was yet another new sport in a new venue. Weather …
Day 7 Early
Photographers and skier at Whistler. I was having trouble last night double checking my schedule which is too bad as I could have gotten in another hour of sleep or so. We’re heading up to Cypress a little later today and we ae going to get wet again today. It is pouring rain out and it’s certainly not going to be dryer up on the …
DOA Group Shot
Tom Harrison, then music editor of the Georgia Straight, and I drove out to the house Joe Keithley was renting in Burnaby off of Kingsway for a big interview for the entertainment weekly. Chuck was living with Joe at the time. This may have been the first big media shot DOA received. UPDATE: Ooops. Just found more negs , the ones that were from that …
Prince Charles and International Hockey
A nice variety of assignments these days with the recent launch of the Olympic Torch Run here as well a vist from Prince Charles with Camilla and international junior hockey with Team WHL vs Team Russia.
Olympic Torch Run In Victoria
The Olympic Torch Run started it’s trek across Canada in Victoria with a lot of ceremony but luckily very short speeches in front of the Legislature. Olympic medalists Simon Whitfield and Catriona Lemay-Doan light the first torch Premier Gordon Campbell signals success as VANOC CEO John Furlong lights a cauldron with the Olympic flame brought over from Greece Esquimalt Chief Andy Thomas holds up the …
Victoria In The Fog
Two weeks ago I was meeting up with Micah Escamilla, a former student now a California based photographer, who was in town for a few days and an an hour to kill before we met up for coffee so took advantage of the time and foggy morning to shoot a few images.
Memory and the Valley exhibition – David Campion and Sandra Shields.
Sandra Shields and David Campion have an exhibition of their project Memory and the Valley on at the Chilliwack Museum. If you can’t make it there check out the latest edition of Geist magazine with a feature on the project.
Seven year old Olivia Brown makes a face at herself in the mirror as she stretches during her dance class for the Junior Apprentice Company at Dance Unlimited. Looking on at left is her twin Georgia.
Portrait – Ken Steacy
Ken Steacy, illustrator and artist and frequent collaborator with Douglas Coupland
This seagull got into a tugging match with another gull over a full sized dinner bun. The white gull won the tug-o-war and rather than risk another fight swallowed the bun whole leaving a rather large lump in its neck.
On The Job Hazard
Sure it’s only a rabbit but he bit me, well okay, nibbled.
As Canadian as a Canoe
This guy was just walking from his apartment to the ocean for his weekly saltwater paddle.