The Waldorf Hotel & The Beatty Street Mural

Here’s a couple local Vancouver projects that inspire me. I’ve documented each of them as they’ve developed over the past several months and recently published these editorials. The Waldorf Hotel “The Waldorf is a creative hub in the heart of East Vancouver where contemporary art, music, food and culture convene under one roof. The programming Read More …

Jeremy Crowle’s new show ‘tHere in Spirit’ showing at W2-Perel Gallery in DTES

We are very lucky in Vancouver to have such a rich and diverse art community that has really supportive galleries and spaces for a wide variety of shows. W2 Woodwards just recently opened their art space in the Perel Gallery in the DTES, which serves a multi-purpose art space for shows, performances and workshops. Their Read More …

Photography Update – SXSW, New York Fashion Week, Renewal Partners, Pechu Kucha & the Purple Thistle Collective

I’ve been spending a lot of time this year working to turn my photography from a project into a business. I’ve been making photographs way more often, on larger and more well paying projects, while still staying involved in the internet and technology industry. For me (tech + art = happiness). In an effort to Read More …

Anti-Israel Protest @ US Embassay in Vancouver

Today was an interesting day. I went to the protest in the video above. I had friends, bloggers, who i respect, on both sides of the line: Jonathan Narvey wearing his Star of David shirt supporting Israel on one side and Sean Orr lookin like a commie-pinko-hippy-faggot on the Palestine side. Both are smart, articulate, Read More …

Internet Visibility – Moving From a ‘Web of Pages’ to a ‘Web of Streams’

Last Week The Vancouver Sun and NowPublic posted a list of the ‘Top 20 Web Visible’ people in Vancouver. I was number 4 on the list. Their methodology was questionable, but I’m always stoked and humbled to be included with the likes of the other 19 on the list. Thank you thank you thank you! Read More …

ION Magazine – New Vancouver Fashion, Music, Culture and Art Blog

Check out the new ION Magazine blog – featuring Daily(ish) Reviews, behind-the-scenes peeks at fashion and music shoots, and access to guest list and insider info on the by-now-legendary ION parties. They assure me that 08 is going to be next-level, and Static Photography and Kris Krug will be a part of it all! Good Read More …

Vancouver Film School ‘Entertainment Business Managment’ Graduating Class

For the past 2 semesters I've been teaching at VFS in the Entertainment Business Management faculty. I teach 'Internet Technologies 101' and 'Internet Technologies 202'. As a part of our final project for 'Internet Technologies 202' each of the students has been creating and maintaining their own WordPress.com blog. With Matt coming into town, and Read More …

PhotoWalk and PhotoCamp @ BarCamp Vancouver

This weekend is BarCamp Vancouver and I’ll be heading up a PhotoWalk on Friday night and a PhotoCamp on Saturday. Here’s some shots from last years late night photowalk at BarCamp. If you’re interested in photography, cameras, or just want to talk a cool walk through East Van… it would be great to see lots Read More …

Which Famous Photographer Are you?

I took this quiz that Thomas Hawk pointed me towards and the results that were ‘the robot’ thinks that my photography most resembles Helmut Newton’s… who happens to be one of my inspirations. Awesome. Which famous photographer are you? Helmut Newton: Known for fashion and nudes illustrating themes of mass media, glamour, sex, and theater Read More …

Burnkit Website Reboot

My buddies over at Burnkit, the hottest web design and creative services firm in Vancouver, launched their new website today… and it’s smokin’. They are a part of a bunch of boutique design agencies that are participating in a web redesign contest called May 1st ReBoot. The site features video embedded in Flash and lots Read More …

Working with Other Vancouver Fashion Photographers

(this has been cross-posted from my fashion photography blog) We've really been learning a ton about flashes, strobes and studio lighting for fashion photography in the past year and one of the main avenues for my education has been assisting other working photographers on their creative projects. Recently we had the chance to go to Read More …

Cold Wet Saturday Fashion Photoshoot in Vancouver

(This is cross-posted from my fashion photography blog) Some cold wet Saturday's in Vancouver it's just plain hard to get rolling. To fire up our creative juices this weekend, Static pulled together a shoot with aspiring models Margaret Torgerson, Jordan Petryk and Bill MacEwan to build up their portfolios and have some fun. We pulled Read More …

Headshots for Local Actor Mark Huculak

(This is cross-posted from my photography blog over at http://staticphotography.com) We recently had the chance to wander around Gastown and dowtown Vancouver with actor and musician Mark Huculak. He looks like Justin Timberlake and sounds like Akon and he was an absolute pleasure to hang-out with and shoot. I shot 100% film on this including Read More …

Creativity and Collaboration: Fashion Photoshoot With Trevor Brady

I recently assisted on a photoshoot with awesome Vancouver fashion photographer Trevor Brady. Trevor is an amazing guy with fingers in lots of different creative pies: from the web, to retail, to photography. I brought out my new Alien Bees studio lighting and we tinkered around with our 5 lights combined. I learned a ton Read More …

Photoshoot With Natalie Pagnucco

(cross-posted from my Vancouver Fasion Photography blog over at www.staticphotography.com) We recently had the chance to do a fun fashion editorial photoshoot with Natalie Pagnucco. We used several impromtu Vancouver photoshoot locations including an alley along Water Street in Gastown, and Matthew Good's apartment. Congratulation to Natalie, she has recently been picked up by the Read More …