Photography Ethics on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

I’m working on a cool photography project for Vancouver’s Lookout Shelters with Buschlen Mowatt Gallery and Joshua Dunford and have been thinking a lot about the ethics of photography on Vancouver’s downtown eastside. The paragraph below is a first draft at some thoughts that I may include in the project. Looking for perspectives and feedback 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 …

Catching Up On Blogging @ StaticPhotography

With BC Fashion Week bearing down on me, I’ve spent some time this week catching up on blogging over at my fashion photography blog at Static Photography. I’ve been shooting tons and involved in lots of interesting projects but haven’t had the time to post about them properly until now. Late last week I put 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 …

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 …

Event and Music Photography: Bloc Party Photos at SXSW 2007

(cross-posted from my Static Photography blog where I’m starting to get more work in the music and band photography space… yay!) Other than fashion photography some of our favorite shoots are live concerts and bands. Static Photography was at South by Southwest (SXSW) again this year and had the chance to shoot over 30 bands 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 …

Rhonda Fast’s Photography Opening @ Wicked Cafe in Vancouver

My business partner, Rhonda Fast, is having a photography show at the Wicked Cafe in Vancouver. It’s a part of a 12 month series we’re running featuring emerging Vancouver photographers and Rhonda is the 3rd artist to exhibit. Her show is titled “Strike”. The idea behind minimalist art is that it lacks concept, focusing on Read More …

PodCast Hotel Presentation and Photos

Last week Roland and I drove down to Portland for the Podcast Hotel. The event was for musicians, record labels and other people interested in podcasting, the web and audio recording technology. Thanks to Alex Williams for everything you did to pull together a great first event… it was great to see Eric, JD, Matt Read More …

Sneak Preview of Drupal Flickr Module

SillyGwaiLo is sitting here giving us a super sneak preview of the Drupal Flickr module he wrote this weekend (based on Boris‘ Skype Drupal module by the way). This thing is very alpha… and very hot. Unlike other implemenations of Flickr/Drupal modules I’ve seen this one is multi-user… perfect for community sites! It adds your Read More …