The Sound of Suzka

Posted on 29th December 2013 in fashion, portraits & headshots

Suzka (fb, twitter) is a professional Violinist, Vocalist, and Songwriter. This translates to: hard worker with a passion she’s following. It is very admirable. I really enjoyed connecting with her to create this shoot together. Not because I made her work in a cold Vancouver day, and not because she’s absolutely beautiful, but because she was truly interested and as excited as I was to do the shoot. I like enthusiasm, perhaps because it encourages me to push for that perfect photograph that much harder.

When we were going over the wardrobe, she pulled out one of her violins to show me. Being familiar with instruments myself, it was fairly easy to see it was old. She casually told me it was about 100 years old… No big deal.

The theme for the shoot was New York alleys. I’m not sure how easy that was to do in Vancouver, or never having been to New York, but I think we got enough brick..

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Graffiti in Athens, Greece | Part II

Posted on 21st November 2013 in adventure, explored, photojournalism, Street Photography, wandering

Re-visiting these photographs, I can remember one night as I walked the streets strolling down a lane with no cars allowed, and the restaurants all had their tables out in the lanes. As a walker, you had to weave your way in and out of tables and people eating, so naturally I sat down and ordered a bottle or house red.

The old world is such a beautiful experience. To walk amongst buildings that have existed for over a hundred years, some as much as 2000 years old. Hard to come by this kind of industrial history in North America.

See Part I if you missed it!

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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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