If you’ve ever been in the rainforest up here on the west coast you have heard the low hum of a Raven gliding between the towering trees. Or taken a pause and heard the cawk that echoes in the silence. These are the birds of stories and legend. The trickster. In the city we have the crows and I love them as well. My son and I make sure to say hello to each of them as we pass by on the sidewalk. This evening a crow came to the fire escape and did not fly away when we all came to the open window.
I’ve known Leeroy for many years now and we’ve shot some of my favourite music photos including 4 album covers.
He flew to Vancouver and stayed with us for a few days to mix the single with Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat and also so that we could shoot a video to be ready for the single release. It’s very DIY as we kind of just took the lyrics and put them into places. My friends at the local corner shop, our son Otto and his best friend Anita, Teddy a neighbour etc. You can have a look at the video here.
This is actually an older shot of my brother but he’s in Australia so I can’t be on the mountain with him this winter. I think he has much fun carving effortlessly through trees as he does purposely wiping out for the kids around him.
This is straight out of the camera. All I did was adjust the colour balance.
Was on assignment in toronto and as I was finishing up my 3rd day of walking around the city finding portraits I stopped in a hole-in-the-wall bar and heard this amazing blues duo. While I was listening to them I noticed a poster mentioning the Ossington neighbourhood alley party so I walked down that way on the way to pick up my luggage and found myself in the middle of a wonderful musical environment. When you walk you find.
A series of landscape images that were requested by a client and then given a treatment by the art director to blend with the style of design and typography in the final layouts.
Personally I love all the various photo treatments that are out there these days as I love to see what enhances an image or takes it somewhere else. I tend to keep my work to a similar tonal style so it flows as a volume but I am happy when some one takes an image to another place. I think it is also a good example of how a ‘look’ can be achieved from any image but the better the original the better the final. So if you are looking for an instagram style shot you can send me out there and give the vsco treatment to all the great shots I’ll bring in!
I did a few shots of the neighbours band. I like this one because the singer looks kind of awkward, there are a few smiles and a smoke. They are a fun band. You can have a listen here.
To see more of my work head on over to my website.
As Tracey, the designer that contracted me for this says, this is now the best looking waste control website out there!
A new portrait of the Wade and Danielle. I first photographed them many years ago as part of a story for Vancouver Magazine and we’ve been friends ever since. I usually have a necklace of theirs on. This is at their home in Vancouver.
Some of the pieces Eva has started making. She did a lot of sculpture in the past but is now getting into ceramics. It runs in her family. Otto Lindig was her great grandfather.
I ride my bike a lot so I don’t usually ride transit here in town but the times that I have I’ve been greeted by wonderful drivers who seem to assess everyone coming on and easily roll with each situation. They are very welcoming and each time I’ve noticed many people leaving pause on the way out and say ‘ Thanks for the ride!’
Maybe you don’t notice the people that are driving the city but you should. I photographed quite a few on a recent assignment and things were so fast I barely did myself. As fast as though I were a fare fumbling for change. Fortunately I was able to create a brief moment of ease and snap a frame.
I loved the collection of notices on the back of the door here. Owen played soccer on the team that were our arch rivals. He’s a great fellow and has helped on many occasion to find people to be in photographs. We met because of an assignment I had to photograph their shop which was the first of many as it’s a popular spot in a popular neighbourhood.
I came across this with Otto this morning. I thought I’d share it with anyone who might be reading.
My grandfather started out as a portrait photographer in Banff. On his first commission, since he didn’t have any money to buy film, he shot without any film in the camera. He was paid for the shoot on the day of and took the money from his client saying he would get the film developed and then show them the proofs. Once he had the money he went and bought some film and called his client apologizing that the film had been ruined and that he would do another shoot and then some free of charge. This was how he got his first job.
We were over visiting Dustin Bentall to see his collection of hand made leather purses, bags, belts etc. Wine on the roof as the sun went down over the city.
View of 3rd beach in Stanley Park. It’s my favourite place to go in the summer in the city. Its a mix of families, rockers, tourists without the jock vibe of Kits beaches.
This dude was hanging outside our place. They were on a road trip from Alberta. Fits right into Mt Pleasant.
Bradley of Hunting and Jessika making bat flapping gestures to an enthralled Otto. Jessika gave him a rubber bat at one of their parties.
This is Otto who I was talking about last picture. The cat is Lolo.
A cruise I have been on a hundred times since I grew up on Vancouver Island. BC Ferries passing through the gulf islands. I think this is Galiano as we go through Active Pass.
There’s a Jeff Wall inspired scene to be found everywhere.
I was commissioned to photograph a couple of women working with the BCGEU for some website imagery. Here are a few of the pictures!