Brugges, Belgium

Posted on 28th July 2012 in adventure, architecture, wandering

It’s been troubling me for a while as to how to go about keeping my travel blog live with photographs, as well as this with photographs, but I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s ok to post them in both places. Afterall, more the merrier right?

Brugges was a cute little town that I wandered into with the hopes to kill a day of travel. I found a weird city. It was small and beautiful, but people looked at me like I was invading a bit. Not that this has ever bothered me, but it’s just the feeling you get sometimes. Though, I did plunk down at a nice little cafe and pull out my laptop for about 2 hrs, so that place was very nice and beautifully creative: the way that I would have a small cafe.

Yes, I would still highly recommend it.

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Garibaldi Park, Whistler, BC.

Posted on 22nd July 2012 in adventure, nature

Going through my¬† old photographs I remembered about this… doozie. The story of this was that I did almost all of the hike shooting in JPG’s…. When I realized this I was very devastated. Thus, the reason it has taken me so long to publish these photographs, as I took them in… Sept 24, 2011.

The hike was actually really cool. There is a loop you can do as you near the top, one way takes you by the base of the Black Tusk trail (a very ominous black peak that stares at you), or the lower trail. All trails eventually lead to Garibaldi Lake (I was still shooting in JPG’s at this time, and can hardly look at these photos).

I started the hike really late, and as I was coming down, it started to get dark. In total, it’s supposed to be a 5 hr hike. The last 30 minutes or so I was in darkness, and I actually passed a couple hiking down as I was going pretty fast. The girl was going really slow and was kind of freaking out. Normally I would have stopped and helped them out if I could have, but I had done the hike fairly quick and was, myself, starting to feel the exhaustion of the hike.

Some of them turned out great though, perhaps I’m being a snob.

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Walks in the Park With Lola Frost

Posted on 20th July 2012 in fashion, risque

I thought that I had lost these photos somewhere when I had moved to Europe for half a year, but then I realized I just had them mixed in with some photographs of flowers! Well, I guess it’s fitting since Lola Frost and I did take a walk in the park, and we did do a photoshoot in the park.

It was actually quite funny while doing this shoot, as many people kept walking right through the shoot. First, as we pulled up, there was a lacrosse team in the box practicing.. They all lined up along the fence to watch as Lola walked by, it was quite awesome. Next, a lady on her bicycle biked right between Lola and I as I was shooting. Lastly, two girls walked through the baseball field and were making cat calls and whistling the whole way. Oh what fun times in the park!

For those of you that don’t know, Lola is one of the queens behind Sweet Soul Burlesque, and Vancouver Burlesque Center where some of the most amazing women reside. Check them out. Also, Lola and I have done a few shoots before. If you’re a return customer of this site you’ll remember in the studio, or the after dark shoot, or on the train tracks

This shot was done entirely with my 50mm prime, and I had one off camera flash that I triggered with my Cowboy Studio NPT-04 FM Radio Trigger, but this was only used to fill in a bit of shadows as some of them were vicious. I’m also just trying to learn what I like!


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August Wiled and Her Wiles

Posted on 17th July 2012 in fashion

Too long ago now I got together with a good friend, and up and coming burlesque star August Wiled to romp through the backwoods of the Fraser Valley and find some beautiful spots to pull off a shoot in. I think we found a few..

Definitely stand by what I’ve said before that dancers really do know how to explore poses in front of a lens, it was a pleasure to work with her, and get to know what makes August, August. She was professional and came with a whole bag of clothes to wear, she wasn’t shy, and she flaunted it.

The shoot happened just after August came second place in the 2012 Strip Search Vancouver burlesque competition, giving her a very big kick start to her burlesque career.

The whole shoot was shot with my trusty 50mm prime, and I had a new flash with a wireless synch that automatically fired the flash when the shutter was released that I used on some of the shots for some very light filling.

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Last Waltz in an Old Park

Posted on 9th July 2012 in nature, wandering

For the last two years I’ve lived on Cariboo Hill in Burnaby, just on the outskirts of New Westminster and on the other side, Vancouver. It was a beautiful residential area, the only problem being that it wasn’t that close or walking distance to things, any thing. To the grocer, skytrain, laundry, or pubs and restaurants I had to drive my car to get to.

Anyways, like I said, it was a beautiful place and one of the things I enjoyed most with my time there was that I was able to walk around the neighborhood and there were many gardens that were filled with flowers. I like my flowers.

This was one of my last walks through the area, in a perfect season for fresh flowers! Yes, there was lots of sakura!

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