The Great Divide with Sufey

Posted on 17th October 2013 in foto story, nature

Sufey (fb, twitter, instagram) is an extraordinary woman; smart, beautiful, driven, and a yogini. She’s been heavily involved in the Prince George yoga scene for the past year since she acquired her yoga instructor certification, and has begun to warm the cold north one smile at a time.

We’ve been working on concepts for a shoot for a while, trying to find something that aligned with her vision and direction as well as my aesthetic. We came up with the idea to compare her in various yoga positions with mother nature; an exposé showcasing how mother nature shows us and teaches us.

I had a location picked out to do the shoot, but when the time to do the shoot came I realized I had made a grave error in that the shade of the mountain was now where I wanted to shoot! This is obviously no good, the light was amazing… So, we headed to go to another location of Sufey’s suggestion. To get there, we had to drive by the PGX grounds. These grounds I walk regularly and have envisioned many shoots there in doing so… needless to say we stopped. It’s kind of funny how things like that just sort themselves out.

I shot the whole thing with natural light, my trusty 50 mm 1.8f, and my Canon T1i.

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Beginning of Autumn in Prince George, BC, Canada

Posted on 22nd September 2013 in nature, wandering

There is something about Autumn that holds me tight [and the word autumn rather than fall]. Perhaps it’s the thought of losing all that has pleased me so throughout the summer. Perhaps it’s the delicate state of decay that captures [part] of the world. Perhaps it’s the colours, animating everything into a spectrum, not just greens.

Most likely it’s a combination.

I took my camera with me on my daily morning walk, and I found what I’d hoped to find.

The last flower is one of the remaining ones from my mothers garden.

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Balloons & Bubble Gum With Miss Brooke

Posted on 19th August 2013 in fashion

I connected with Miss Brooke on Model Mayhem to work on my summer attitude style I’ve been wanting to explore with sleeveless crop tops and bubblegum badass.

I really enjoyed having such a large prop to use [balloons]. It really added some fun to it. I think I’ll be exploring this in more detail to come. All the photographs were taken in Fort George Park, in Prince George, BC.

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Tent Caterpillars in Prince George, BC, Canada

Posted on 8th June 2013 in animals, nature

This year Prince George has had an infestation of tent caterpillars: genus Malacosoma and in the moth family Lasiocampidae. It started as soon as the snow melted and still is here today; for at least a month now we’ve had nearly all of the coniferous trees infested with these hungry chompers. It’s really eerie walking through the forest and you take a moment to pause and listen. It sounds like a box of Rice Crispies snap-crackle-pop’ing in milk.

Doing some reading, I’ve found out the frequency of infestations varies a lot, but generally every 10 years or so they will have an infestation that can consume 10s of thousands of acres of trees. Typically they die off because, as all of these parasitic infestations tend to do, they’ve eaten so much they’ve run out of food supply. They eat themselves to death.

I remember when I was younger and we had an infestation, my brothers and I started collecting these things in ice cream buckets. Boy was mom proud of us that year.

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Winter in Prince George, BC, Canada

Posted on 12th May 2013 in adventure, nature

I’ve been hiding in Prince George, Northern British Columbia’s capital, all winter. Needless to say, we get snow and lots of it. Having the dog, Angus, with me here, I’ve enjoyed going for long walks daily with the dog. It’s nice now that the snow is gone, as it makes walking easier and less clothing required, but walking in the snow is also a beautiful thing.

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