November 15, 2010

The Waldorf Hotel & The Beatty Street Mural - Comments (1)

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 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 for the space will be both artistically expansive and thematically inclusive. The complex consists of thirty rooms, two restaurants (directed by Ernesto Gomez and executive chef Ned Bell), a Tiki bar (restored and retrofitted with a vintage analogue audiophile sound system), a hair salon (run by Barbarella Hair), a gift shop, a nightclub and a live music venue. In the works are a multi-media theater space and recording studio (tied to a residency program for visiting musicians).The Waldorf joins a new wave of Vancouver businesses that are conversing with the city, setting a benchmark for culture and hospitality.”

November 10, 2010

Photography Ethics on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside - Comments (5)

East Van

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 on photography in difficult situations such as the one in my neighborhood.

East Van Sunrise

August 7, 2010

ReMixology — Thirst-Quenching Fresh Media Innovation! - Comments (1)

We’re starting a monthly series of Fresh Media socials starting August 18th. These events will be an exciting gathering point for Vancouver’s leading media innovators. We’re limiting our first event to 50 people (300+ attended our fall festival). Register here: http://remixology.eventbrite.com

Who? Featuring Kris Krug, acclaimed photographer – TEDxOilSpill and National Geographic

April 29, 2009

Photography Update – SXSW, New York Fashion Week, Renewal Partners, Pechu Kucha & the Purple Thistle Collective - Comments (3)

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 catch everyone up on what we’ve been up to lately we’ve posted a series of recap blog posts over on our site. In the near term we’ll be updating our portfolio, pulling together an accurate client list, and exploring other creative ways of getting our work in front of the right people. We’ve been working really hard on getting this ship in shape for the future as well as shooting almost everyday.

Danielle Sipple

June 13, 2008

Photography Exhibition for Charity at Orb Gallery in Vancouver - Comments (2)

Art of Giving ShowToday 5 of my photos were dropped off at the Orb gallery to be included in their upcoming ‘Art of Giving‘ show. I’m so thankful to be included in this cool event and hope you all can come out and join me on the 26th for the opening and auction. This is only my third time showing my work publicly in this way. You know… Prints. Hung. On walls… and I’m totally excited. Thank you so much to everyone involved in pulling together such a great show and cool group of artists!

No rest for the wicked though now that the Orb show is ready to go… I’ve also been asked to show my photography in the upcoming ‘Cheaper’ show here in Vancouver. This event features Vancouvers top 150 emerging visual artists and I’m humbled to be showing amongst some of my personal favorites including Jer Crowle, Fiona Garden, and The Dark. More news on this one soon as the details come together! :)

March 27, 2008

ION Magazine – New Vancouver Fashion, Music, Culture and Art Blog - Comments (3)

Ion Magazine March Cover

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 work Fiona, Vanessa, and Michael.

PS. We’ve also recently created a ION Magazine Flickr group. Submit your photos there and have them included in the magazine and the blog. Here’s some more info…

December 19, 2007

AUDIO: Tips on How to Take Better Holiday Pictures - Comments (6)

Smile!A couple weeks ago I was a guest on CBC‘s On The Coast talking about photography and how to take better family photos over the holidays. It was a fun interview with JJ Lee who is a fashion and design columnist for CBC Radio One. Every Monday you can hear JJ On The Coast. OTC airs between 3-6 PM on AM 690 in Vancouver. JJ also writes for the Georgia Straight about fashion.

From JJ’s blog

Fashion photographer Kris Krug, just back from China Fashion Week, took the time to give some pointers on how to make your snapshots works of art… Follow these tips and you’ll have holiday photographs worth posting!”

Listen to the segment here…

Thanks JJ and happy holidays! :)

PS. Thx to Vancouver photographer Fiona Garden for the hookup. *squish*

May 22, 2007

Which Famous Photographer Are you? Comments Off

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

“I get inspired, in America, by a certain kind of sleaziness.”

Personality Test Results

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May 14, 2007

Photography Video from Northern Voice Post Everywhere on the Web Comments Off

Here’s a video of me talking about photography at Northern Voice earlier this year. It was taken by Robert Scoble of PodTech and has been posted all over the web including over at Digital Photography School where there is an interesting pissing match going on between people who think my video is a good informal intro to photography and the people who think I’m lame because I don’t know where in Germany the glass in my lenses is ground. *smirk*

April 27, 2007

To All You Wannabe Fashion Photographers Comments Off

Fake it til you make it!In the past 2 years I’ve getting more and more into fashion photography. I’m involved in a couple photography and fashion online communities and subscribe to a few blogs and am generally trying to familiarize myself with the industry and scene. I go to meetups, look at other photographers work, assist different photographers when I can, but photography books and tear them apart, and book lots of lil creative shoots for practice and experience. Anyway, today over at Flickr in the Fashion Photographer’s Discussion Forum I came around this awesome post that I thought was so insightful that I wanted to copy it here to my blog.

“there are few exceptionals for sure. but my “personal” experience are here:

dont go to the expensive photography college,they are a ripoff for the posh kids. the most important thing i ve ever learned in college was the zone system, u can learn it in one week for under 20£. i spend hours and days in the darkroom. u can build a make shift darkroom for less than 300£. it cost me 6000£ in the end and delivering pizza with my lomo.

dont assist (specially those famous one)photographer or you will be shooting like him, only if u like to be copycat , or a short cut to the dosh, but believe me u will never be happy( maybe assist several diferent photographes, but then when are you going to do your own stuff??).

to learn how to light things up, just spend time dazing under the sun, you get a good idea about lighting for sure. the rest you will find a way to get it. i build a £50 kino flood or get a flood 500w tungsten light from a construction site, legally.

dont buy any fancy equipments, my £10 seagull twin lens works great with landscape. digital camera and computer are terrible inventions if you dont have the discipline to use it. shoot film first, black and white film and make some mistakes. absolutely no retouching, buy a computer later when u have a client.

have a very very good relationship with as many model agencies as you can…..be nice to your crews and let them create something for you as well. you should have a good feeling in the beginning who you are working with. feed them even just an apple and a banana. charismatic personality get you very far.

dont copy trends or up and coming stuffs or u will always be the one catching up with everybody else. find inspiration in some unlikely resources. if i dont have to, i prefer not to use models, instead my fav. are dancers, actors…..but some great models just had it all…

dont give a damn on what everybody said, photorgaphy comes first, fashion second then the model to fit in the shot, NOT vice verse, maybe equally important sometime but not more important than photography******(only if you want to create a picture with an unique signature of yourself and create a niche of fans and clients, then follow this path)

these are everything i did for the last 8years, and i realized its a long(*)road( not so hard and painful if you are passionate about photography and have some nice pictures sometime) .

make sure you have enough to pay your rent and food, or get your frineds and families to pay for it …. just for a while and dont piss them off, they are a life saver…

and keep on shooting and no retirement plans. “

Original post by takkytak
Photo by Megan Cole

April 10, 2007

Event and Music Photography: Bloc Party Photos at SXSW 2007 Comments Off

(cross-posted from my Static Photography blog where I’m starting to get more work in the music and band photography space… yay!)

Bloc Party

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 including Bloc Party both live on stage as well as behind the scenes.

We still have quite the backlog of both film and digital photos to deal with so stay tuned. For now you can check out more Bloc Party photos here on Flickr as well as all our pics from SXSW 2007.

Cold Wet Saturday Fashion Photoshoot in Vancouver Comments Off

(This is cross-posted from my fashion photography blog)

Cold Wet Saturday

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 from Discollection made by local vancouver fashion designers kdon and Elika Designs, styled by Kimberley Nelson and hit the Vancouver streets and alleys. This is what we came up with. Check out the rest of the creatives over at Flickr.

April 4, 2007

Headshots for Local Actor Mark Huculak Comments Off

(This is cross-posted from my photography blog over at http://staticphotography.com)

Mark HuculakWe 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 both color negative and cross-processed expired slide film. Check out the rest of the headshots and portraits over on Flickr and check out Mark and his music on his MySpace.

If you’re an actor or actress (or model or dancer or DJ or comedian) looking to have headshots or portraits taken and/or build your portfolio please don’t hesitate to drop us an email or give us a call. We’re fun, easy to talk to and affordable… look at the results! :)

February 22, 2007

Creativity and Collaboration: Fashion Photoshoot With Trevor Brady Comments Off

Photoshoot w/ 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 about studio lighting gear and am excited about another upcoming shoot that I will be assisting him on at at boxing studio here in Gastown. Stay tuned. :)

Thanks Trev for having me out and to everyone who collaborated on this super creative shoot.

Photographer: Trevor Brady
Assistant: Kris Krug
Model: Bianca (Jett Models)
Makeup: Dana Mooney
Styling: Adan Chan
Location: Studio 304

February 19, 2007

Who’s Coming to PhotoCamp at Northern Voice? Comments Off

(Cross-posted from my fashion photography blog over at www.staticphotography.com)

PhotoCamp at Barcamp ShanghaiThis is a very exciting week for me as I prep with the rest of the organizing team for Northern Voice 2007 and MooseCamp.. I'm going to be leading a PhotoCamp as a part of the event and am wondering who else will be there?

Didja catch all that? I know it's a lot… here's a couple quick descriptions.

Northern Voice – Vancouver's 3rd annual personal publishing conference held out at UBC. Saturday, February 24th @ UBC.

MooseCamp – the first day of Northern Voice is a self-organizing 'unconference in the style of BarCamp. Friday, February 23rd @ UBC.

PhotoCamp – the session at MooseCamp that I am pulling together focused on photography and collaboratively presented by the many talented photographers attending Northern Voice.

So far I know that Matt Trentacoste, Warwick Patterson, Bre Pettis and Evan Lesson plan on giving workshops at Photocamp… and that good buddies Robert Scoble and Scott Beale will be on hand for the event… but I'd love to know who else is coming and if you have something you'd like to talk about? Drop me an email or post to your blog and I'll get you on the agenda.

February 6, 2007

Fashion Photoshoot for Discollection Comments Off

In & Out

Kdon over at Discollection is an amazing designer and stylist. I've been using her for lots of Static Photography shoots lately and was even more impressed than usual in the job she did styling the Ashley-Rae photoshoot with awesome designer vintage clothes from her store.

December 28, 2006

Today’s Special Photoshoot with Chantelle Bousquet and Jessie Harris Comments Off

Today's SpecialI've worked with Jessie Harris once before on the Made In Vancouver photoshoot with Margaret Torgerson and he was great. That time I called him. This time around Jessie lined up a model and friend of his, Chantelle Bousquet, and asked Static to do a shoot of them. With help of the styling team of kdon, Shai, and Tamar we did an awesome fashion editorial shoot in Gastown that might be favorite so far. Thanks for everyone's help… I think it turned out awesome and I'm excited to work with you guys again. :) Check out the whole set over at Flickr.

November 13, 2006

Evan Biddell Photoshoot Comments Off

Fuck Hair and Makeup

Bids made some new jackets for El Kartel and hired me to come shoot Kimberly Nelson and Lauren Glazier wearing them.

Check out the rest of the pics on Flickr.

(Cross-posted from my Hardcore Superstar Photoshoot post over at Static Photography.)

(Cross-posted from my Evan Biddell Photoshoot post over at Static Photography.)

Denyss Halo Photoshoot Comments Off

Denyss Halo

I recently had the chance to shoot for Denyss Halo of The Black Halos and have a 2nd booking with the whole band coming up soon. Thx to kdon and Patron of Discollection for styling the shoot!

(Cross-posted from my Denyss Halo Photoshoot post over at Static Photography.)

Discollection Photoshoot Comments Off

I’ve been meaning to post to this site for a while a few shoots I’ve worked on in the past couple months including this one with kdon of Discollection and the Torgerson sistas – Margie and Petrina.

Thanks to Shai again for doing hair for this shoot. Shai’s got a great new blog too BTW – you should check it out at ShaiStyle.com. Oh yeah, Kim’s got one too.

(Cross-posted from my Discollection Photoshoot post over at Static Photography.)

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