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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The Bohemian Surfer AmyLynn Emm

Posted on 9th July 2013 in fashion

My recent excursion found me heading to Kelowna where I managed to meet up with the very professional AmyLynn Emm (FB)and work out some magic. Pretty sure we got that good. It was really quite fun doing this shoot, except that it was probably 35 deg C out there. I felt only a little bit cruel for making her put on long pants, and a big warm winter wool sweater… or two. By the end of it, we were both pretty drained from being in the sun so long.

AmyLynn is a Burlesque dancer in Kelowna with the Neon Kitten Cabaret, and dances under the name Pixie L’Amour. She also does GoGo dancing with VIBErant GoGos.

Our words of inspiration were 70s LA bohemian surfer girl. AmyLynn said she dresses like this all the time, so she had a tonne of stuff to pick from that worked perfect. It’s always so enjoyable for me, as the photographer, when a model is as interested as I am about the style of the shoot, and feels it deep down inside.. Their spirit animal instincts if you will… In fact, I like it so much, I usually try and cater my ideas to fit with what I feel the model’s style is.

I shot the whole thing with natural light – blaring hot scortching sun – and my trusty 50mm f1.8 attached to my T1i.

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Summer Solstice in Gastown, Vancouver

Posted on 23rd June 2011 in adventure, events

On June 21st Vancouver hosted the Fete De La Musique in the historic Gastown district of Vancouver, BC. I decided it was in my best interest to go wander around and see what I could find.

The night started off meeting a friend, Indigo, where she was doing a live painting at the grand opening of Hive Gallery on Hastings across from the W2 building. Always a bright soul, and as I departed from I couldn’t help but feel happy; I had my Instax camera with me and had taken a shot a little earlier which, due to the frame of the camera cracking, had majorly over exposed, but Indigo said it was her favorite and I gave it to her.

As I wandered the streets, I was fortunate enough to catch the sun as it hit some of the high rises surrounding the district, giving off a golden flash of light which was brilliant.

This is my Vancouver.

 

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