Cowboys and Cattle, Merritt, BC 2014

May 19, 2014 | Filed Under BC Photography Archive, British Columbia, British Columbia Photographic Archive, Canada, Canadian, Documentary Photography, Photography, Uncategorized | 2 Comments 

 

Cowboys and Cattle Merritt, BC 2014Cowboys 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.



British Columbia Photography Archive

February 10, 2014 | Filed Under British Columbia Photographic Archive, Canada, Canadian, From The Archive, Personal Project, Photography, Vancouver Street Photography | Leave a Comment 

Granville Street Bridge Scaffolding, Vancouver BC, 2013

This photograph, showing a worker descending a scaffolding staircase from the Granville Street Bridge to Granville Island in Vancouver, was taken in the fall of 2013. As a photographer you always hope that your images have an immediate visual impact for viewers but for photographers who work in a documentary mode you also hope that your photographs have a historical value. I enjoy looking at the photos of Curt Lang or Fred Herzog and observing the differences in the locations they photographed in the 1950′s or 60′s and seeing how they’ve changed. I wonder if a viewer looks at this Granville Island view 30 years from now and compares it with this photograph what will be the differences. Likely the bridge will look the same but I’m sure that at the very least the background skyline will be more crowded. Will the same roofline be there r will another building block this view.

We’re lucky to have  images held in a variety of archives (the BC Archives in Victoria, the Vancouver Public Library’s holdings etc.) although they are general archives holding documents, objects as well as photographs. It is too bad there is no one British Columbia Photographic Archive or BC Photography Archive, whatever you’d call it, where one could view all the images held in collections.



Surfer and van, Jordan River, BC 2010

February 4, 2014 | Filed Under BC Photography Archive, British Columbia, British Columbia Photographic Archive, Canada, Canadian, Cascadia, Documentary Photography, Pacific Northwest, Personal Project, Photography, Road Trip, Vancouver Island | Leave a Comment 

Surfer and van Jordan River BC

A surfer walks past a van and board at Jordan River, British Columbia on Vancouver Island.



Canada For Sale, Port Alberni 2011

January 1, 2014 | Filed Under BC Photography Archive, British Columbia, British Columbia Photographic Archive, Canada, Canadian, Cascadia, Documentary Photography, Landscape, Pacific Northwest, Personal, Personal Project, Photography, Road Trip, Street photography, Uncategorized, Vancouver Island | Leave a Comment 

Canada For Sale, Port Alberni, British Columbia 2011

Canada For Sale, Port Alberni, British Columbia 2011

Even the Canadian flag hanging from the building seemed dejected by its current status



North Park Bicycle Shop Victoria, BC

November 7, 2013 | Filed Under BC Photography Archive, British Columbia, British Columbia Photographic Archive, Canada, Canadian, Cascadia, Documentary Photography, Pacific Northwest, Personal Project, Photography, Street photography, Vancouver Island, Victoria | Leave a Comment 

North Park Bicycle Shop Victoria, BC 2012

The North Park Bicycle Shop is a community fixture along Quadra Street in Victoria, in the North Park neighbourhood. The building always looks, to me, wonderfully scruffy and invitingly homely.



Tongs Grocery Nanaimo, BC 2012

November 6, 2013 | Filed Under Architecture, BC Photography Archive, British Columbia, British Columbia Photographic Archive, Canada, Canadian, Cascadia, Documentary Photography, Fine Art, Landscape, Nanaimo, Pacific Northwest, Photography, Road Trip, Street photography, Vancouver Island | Leave a Comment 

 

 

Tongs Grocery Nanaimo BC 2012

A traditional neighbourhood grocery store in Nanaimo, they are getting harder and harder to find, replaced by 7-11s and Mac’s style stores.



Derelict Boat, Coopers Cove, Sooke BC 2008

October 6, 2013 | Filed Under Art, BC Photography Archive, British Columbia, British Columbia Photographic Archive, Canada, Canadian, Documentary Photography, Landscape, Personal Project, Photography, Vancouver Punk | Leave a Comment 

Derelict Boat, Coopers Cove Sooke, BC 2008

Derelict Boat, Coopers Cove Sooke, BC 2008

I was at Coopers Cove last week. The derelict boat in long gone although, for now at least, the former naval ship seen in the background is still anchored in the cove. It’s a reminder how photographs, while they must stand on their own as visual images, also serve as historical records, a document of time passing. This was one of the first group of images I took that have become part of the Salt Water & Rain project, photographs of Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia. A photographic archive of British Columbia and one of a series of inter-linked projects on the Pacific Northwest.

 



Bucking The Trend, Printing Photographs Small

August 1, 2012 | Filed Under BC Photography Archive, British Columbia, British Columbia Photographic Archive, Documentary Photography, Exhibition, Landscape, Photography | Leave a Comment 

A couple of weeks off which has been good for some travel, Kamloops, Maple Ridge, Vancouver and Portland, and now I’ve been doing some printing. I know everyone seems to be going for big photographs but I’m enjoying making small prints.