Two photographs taken a week apart. In the first a heritage house, sporting some unique architectural detail, sits on supports and a trailer, in the second, the vacant lot after the house was removed and view of the previously hidden seascape. The third, yet to be taken, will show the new structure built on the lot. Change is inevitable and at least in this …
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BC Almanac and Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver British Columbia
A while back I posted on a 1970’s publication featuring the work of a group of Vancouver photographers called the BC Almanac. That post is here. The publication was unique as it consisted of a series of mini-books/magazines, each one dedicated to one photographer’s work with the whole collection housed in a folder/cover. The one copy I was able to source and look over was …
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.
300 block West Hasting Street, Vancouver, British Columbia 2013
A street view in the 300 block of West Hastings Street on the edge of Vancouver’s downtown east side district.
Roxy Theatre, Victoria, British Columbia 2015
Currently the home of the the Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, the Roxy was formerly the Roxy Cinegogue movie theatre. It looks more like an industrial or farm building than an arts centre.
British Columbia Photography – Art and Archive 2015
I get asked the question, what do you?, regarding my photography a lot. It’s easy to answer when I talk about the photography that pays my rent. I am an editorial photographer who supplies images to accompany articles, illustrate stories and/or provide news, sports, entertainment coverage for newspapers and magazines. People get that. It is much harder to explain the project work. I often use …
Summer Fog, Oak Bay, British Columbia 2015
I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt and I was freezing in the fog that had rolled in off the Pacific and over Willows Beach. Bus loads of tourists were sitting on blankets on the sand, unable to see beyond the first waves and pretending to enjoy their picnic lunch while shivering. At the end of the beach a man was wading through the shallow …
BC Transit Bus And Metal Scrap Yard, Victoria British Columbia 2015
A BC Transit bus lies at the bottom of a heap of scrap metal waiting to be torn apart and added to the pile in Victoria, British Columbia. The business sits on Victoria’s waterfront just on the edge of the city core. The city has voiced support for keeping industry on the waterfront but one wonders how long a recycling plant will stay (be allowed …
Totem and Architecture, Duncan, British Columbia 2014
Duncan, on Vancouver island, is known for the totem poles displayed around the town. Duncan is actually nicknamed The City of Totems. The very walkable downtown is a nice mix of older small town architecture and this unusual circular office building next to the courthouse. I like this view of the one pole and the office tower.
BC Almanac – 1970s Vancouver Photography
I finally found a copy of the 1970 publication BC Almanac, a library copy. Quite unique for the time, it consists of 15 booklets printed on newsprint and inserted into a cardboard folder. On the negative side, this copy only has nine of the booklets. On the positive side the booklets by Roy Kiyooka and N. E. Thing Co. (Iain and Ingrid Baxter) are in …
Spiderman Gives Good Photo
The great thing about Spiderman is that as Peter Parker he makes a living as a news photographer so he knows what photographers need. A local radio dude strikes an action pose for photographer Jesse Hlady.
Seattle Art Museum and Diane Arbus
It’s always great to see an actual print, even if it is behind glass, that you’ve only seen as a reproduction before. This Garry Winogrand image of Diane Arbus is currently hanging at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). Also on exhibition were a couple of Arbus prints, a collection of Imogen Cunningham prints and an exhibition of Andy Warhol photographs. Thanks to the SAM employee …
Looking At Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia 2010
The old and the new. I really need to get back to Vancouver and just spend a few days wandering around capturing images not just snapping pix on a quick stroll back to other work, although that was fun too.
Vancouver Pre – Olympics, Vancouver British Columbia 2010
Main press centre in Vancouver. I picked up the last of my Olympic credentials on Saturday and so am officially official. Lots of Olympic workers and media, with special clothes and accreditation tags around their necks, and police in the downtown core but hard to see ‘Olympic fever’ among regular folks. Most of the Olympic signage you’re seeing is commercial but there are a few …
A brief visit to Vancouver a week ago to pick up my Olympic credentials. Snapped a couple of images while cruising the downtown streets, just fun stuff for a change. Liked the flag reflection in the one and just playing around with the image of the downtown library building.
The Dishrags – More Images From Vancouver Punk’s Early Years
Jordan River Winter Surfing
Just another Vancouver Island winter day with the surf kicking up along the coast. Lots of surfers and kayakers out on the water. Weather ranged from pouring rain to a light mist although the sun came out on the drive home (typical). Word was spreading about the waves as more and more surfers were turning up throughout the morning. Surfers head out Beautiful BC wheel …
Happy New Year 2010
Who knows what surprises the new year will bring?
Photographers Are A Threat Apparently
Photo District News blog PDN Pulse has this report and link to the FOX video of the U. S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano asking people to report suspicious photographers. Here’s part of a quote from her : “One of the things that we ask people to do is when they see something unusual, if they see, for example, somebody continually taking photographs of …
Early Vancouver Punk Rock – Furies, DOA, Skulls, Dishrags, Subhumans and Rabid
I came across a few prints and contact sheets I has tucked away in an envelope from the very early days of the Vancouver punk rock scene. Please send a note to correct me if I’m off on names etc. These were taken quite a while ago (1977ish? ) and I didn’t keep the notes I should have. The Furies at the Japanese hall. I …
Largest Little Airshow
Model airplanes from triplanes to jets. I love the contrast in size between people and planes.
Portrait – Devon McCagherty & The Stomp Club
Devon McCagherty and his band The Stomp Club have a new CD out.
Just a nice moment when the little guy looked up at the veteran soldier to make sure he was doing things correctly at a yearly memorial service.