Heidelberg, Germany

Posted on 22nd October 2012 in architecture, Street Photography, wandering

If you’ve been reading, or you know me, you know that I’ve just been gone to Europe for about five months. If you haven’t seen any of the photographs from other segments of this trip, you may also be interested in seeing Köln, Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Schleswig-Holstein, London, or Berlin. Yes, there will be much more to still come, but that should catch you up to here.

I went to Heidelberg mainly to photograph the dazzling Krystena who clearly outshined the historical Heidelberg, none-the-less I had a few minutes before meeting up with Krystena where I was walking around the town, so I figured I should press the trigger. Why not?!

One thing I’ve noticed as I get more experience is that if I’ve set out in the morning to photograph a model, I’m so excited to shoot the model that it’s usually hard for me to put my mind into a different frame to also photograph… let’s say architecture. Call it nerves, call it excitement, call it distraction. It is what it is.

The city is unique because during the war the USA didn’t bomb it very heavily, or at all. The rumor is that they had decided it would be where they would install their military base, and wanted a place that would be still intact. Most of the rest of Germany was very heavily bombed and a lot of the ancient and beautiful architecture was destroyed, though there is still lots that remain.

 

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Tangoo Night

Posted on 20th October 2012 in events

Tangoo had their official launch on Thursday, October the 18th and invited me to come out to capture it with my camera.

What is Tangoo? Well, in their words

Effortlessly plan your night out. Whether it be with your friends, your significant other, or by yourself, it has never been easier to connect with Vancouver’s people and dining establishments.

The night started for me on my route at Tarracotta in Gastown, moved to Catch 122 across from the W2 building downtown, then off to Taste to conclude the evening. I had a friend, Parvej, who I found out afterwards was also shooting the evening on the other route Tangoo goers could go on. I’m not sure the exact places she went to though, but we all met at Taste in the end.

Great time, great event, great concept. It’ll be interesting to watch Tangoo spread it’s wings. They plan for once a week I guess.

 

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‘Lina is a Punk Rocker

Posted on 20th October 2012 in After Dark

In London, England I had the fortune to work with a friend, and very beautiful Ajlina. We had been talking about doing a shoot for quite some time and it’s awesome to have got to hang out and photograph her. Clearly she was a bucket of excitement and so easy to work with. She’s a professional. I should note she’s been modeling and acting for some years now around the world.

It was luckily everything worked out as it did, for she’s a busy woman flying here and there around the world. She had just returned from the fashion week in Paris. Fortunately we were able to do a whole afternoon of shooting.

Be prepared, there will be more posts with her; we took a lot of photographs and switched into a lot of different outfits [or lack thereof].

 

 

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Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photowalk

Posted on 19th October 2012 in Street Photography, wandering

On October 13, 2012 I was invited by Kana (@pawspix) to attend Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk. It’s kind of an interesting concept. His calculator says 1339 Photowalks with 31803 Photowalkers around the world on this exact day, at approximately the same time, which is kind of impressive. It’s going to be interesting to see some of the submissions to the competition, where each photowalker gets to submit their favorite photo from the walk.

I’ve chosen this image:

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Dinosaur by Bret Taylor

Posted on 17th October 2012 in events

My good friend Bret Taylor of Howyadoin Graphics is an artist. He pours his soul into what he does, he lives and breathes it [not drinks, I know what he’s drinking], and puts forth some very original and unique pieces of work. His process of layering mesmerizes me.

The art show was entitled Dinosaur simply because all the pieces in the show were dinosaurs. It was held in a space down just off of Cambie and 4th Ave, in Vancouver BC. I liked it because being a Twitter’er myself, the show had lots of the tweepoles there which made it nice for me connecting with some friends I haven’t seen in a while.  Always fun.

I’m happy to see Bret has opened this page in his book, I encourage him to continue what he’s doing frequently. I was also super happy to see that nearly all the work he had for sale, sold, no doubt making Bret a very happy Bret. He seemed pretty excited about it at the show.

I feel weird about not having taken much photographs of his art work directly. Most of the photographs… all of the photographs are of the people enjoying themselves…. it is what it is, I guess. But! Rest assured, you can find a lot of the images on his site.

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