Yasuko Thanh is both an award-winning writer with a short story collection and a novel published (and a new publication on the way) and a musician who performs in a number of bands. I’ve photographed her singing and at a book reading/signing before but this was our first shot at a portrait. Her site is here. A review of her novel in the Globe and …
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Artist Rachel Berman – New Project Featuring Environmental Portraits
Every year I like to start at least one new project. I like to have a number of projects going at the once as I find that due to my full time shooting job my time for personal shooting is limited in both hours and time of day. Having a number of projects means I can usually shoot something in the windows that I have. …
I’m a sucker for self-portraits. I like taking them and I like looking at them so I had to take a peek when I saw the Globe and Mail was running a Share Your Self Portrait page. I kind of like the smily face finger image. If you really want to want to spend some time looking at self-portraits check out the many pages of …
I really enjoying taking portraits, especially of creative people. It’s always interesting to try and incorporate their environment into the image.With tighter papers, every section is squeezed for space so we’re not running as many entertainment stories and consequently not as many portraits of artists etc. Here are a few, fairly recent, images. I really liked this image of Keith Hiscock at the Morris Gallery. …
Coroner Portrait – Barb McLintock
This portrait led off a feature on Victoria area coroners. Barb is a former Vancouver Province reporter.
Learning Photography Online
Students often ask where they can go to add to their knowledge when classes are done and many online sites are obvious recomendations. The past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to revisit some favourite sites as well as take a look at some new offerings. Lens Culture hosts a great site but I’ve never checked out their collection of audio interviews before. I really …
Timothy Findley – Portrait with a wine glass
Sometimes you don’t need a face for a portrait. I had photographed the late Timothy Findley for my first book First Chapter and following that photo session he sat down for an interview and lunch with then Calgary Herald books editor, now best selling author in his own right, Ken McGoogan. I joined the pair and Findley’s partner Bill Whitehead and continued to take a …
This photo was taken in the late seventies along Georgia Street in Vancouver when I was just starting out and photographing mainly musicians. We just went out one night and were taking photos for fun. This record was Bryan Adam’s first single, the disco flavoured Let Me Take You Dancing.
Director Brian Richmond on the set of the new UVIC Phoenix Theatre play Dark of the Moon which runs November 6-22.
Reporter Rebecca Aldous had an assignment to walk through Ross Bay Cemetery at night, alone, and write about the experience. These photographs were taken before her solitary stroll.
Portrait – Devon McCagherty & The Stomp Club
Devon McCagherty and his band The Stomp Club have a new CD out.
Portrait – Ken Steacy
Ken Steacy, illustrator and artist and frequent collaborator with Douglas Coupland