Thursday, September 16, 2010

Davie Day pix

I was lucky enough to get hired by the Westend BIA to get shots of this year's Davie Day events in Vancouver. These are a few of my favourite shots from that day.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Head shots

A few shots of a Greek/Roman/Greco-Roman or whatever bust that I found at a friend's place recently. These were shot with my old Sony F707 digital camera. I used the cameras' "solarize" mode which allows manual shooting with the posterized effect.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cecil Hotel

The Cecil Hotel at the north side of the Granville Bridge is now closed to make way for a new building of condos. I wanted to get some shots of it before it is torn down. These were intended to be more of an impression of the building rather than an architectural record.

Recent alley shots

I love to wander the alleys of downtown Vancouver looking for interesting images in areas considered to be ugly. There are many back entrances to buildings and businesses that are repainted over and over to cover up graffiti and beautify the entrances. These repaints create amazing vignettes of colour and form. As well there are old signs, markings, messages, razor wire and more.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Her scorn burned like a thousand suns.

This is the initial image in the series of "Denys Deconstructed". It was the first thing I thought when I saw the image.

Denys Deconstructed

These are shots of my friend Denys. After taking the original set of images I downloaded them to my computer, brought them up on screen and then re-shot them all. Despite the posterized effect that most people believe is all done in photoshop, I use an old Sonly DSC-F707 camera with a "solarize" setting. I selected that setting then used the camera manually to re-shoot these images. I love re-shooting off my computer screen. Sometimes I will shoot and re-shoot over and over to achieve the "degraded" effect on the images.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Brian's party shots

Shots of Brian enjoying his birthday party. The top (horizontal) shot is original. The other two were downloaded and re-shot off my computer screen.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Form and colour

Sometimes, it is great to get away from the product shots, the portraits, assorted client work and just play around with form and colour. I find it is a great way to spark creativity and allows me to go off in new directions I hadn't considered before.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 2010 calendar

I have a 2010 calendar featuring my photography for your computer desktop. Each month I will post the new calendar month for people to download. Thanks to Miles at 24pt-Helvetica for the idea as well as designing the calendar. Visit their site and see more of their great design.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Vancouver's new Rav Line

I took a ride on the new Canada Line (Rav) that runs from downtown Vancouver out to the airport and beyond to Richmond. Clean, fast, quiet and inexpensive. Built under budget and on time...early actually. I grabbed some shots as I rode the line and typical to what I like to shoot I messed with the pix afterwards to get something more interesting, at least to me.