When choosing to use a certain camera one must come to terms with the limits inherent. There are things one can do very well with a TLR. There are also things that you’d be mad to shoot with a TLR (but do anyhow). Continue reading “Working inside the ‘limits of your equipment’”
I’ve been working at a project off-and-on for a bit. It’s a combination photobook and works of micro-fiction that fit together.
It’s been a full year since I decided to start this photoblog. I wanted to make a quick post summing up some of the work I’ve been pleased to share, and thank the people who have taken the time to read, respond and engage with the opinions and photography presented. The film community is the reason I’m still passionate about photography after all these years. Seeing new work every day without fail is a charge only matched by the enthusiasm of those who receive and encourage it. Roll on 2017. Continue reading “A Year in Review.”
I’ve been featured as a guest blogger over on the Ilford photo blog. Ilford proudly makes the high-quality products that allow me to put my experiences on paper and out into the world.
I’ve done my due diligence, been to a startup incubator, spoken to local professionals. My business idea is a viable one, and with proper care and cultivation could be lucrative. There are spaces available to start out in, the equipment needed is easy to come by and relatively inexpensive. I have expanded the scope to include education via local professionals who would use the space to teach, use and grow their own businesses. The next question that must be answered: do I have the will to make this happen? Continue reading “Getting down to brass tacks: business”
I’ve been working toward what I think is an honest and enduring style in the past couple years. I’ve been concentrating on street portraits while traveling as a method of gaining access to places and people I wouldn’t otherwise. As I’ve aged I’ve found there’s a flowering beauty in seeing things just they way they are; untouched and true. It’s easy to pull this off with strangers. They don’t have much of a say after granting permission since I’ll be elsewhere when the photo is finished. What happens when I try to apply this harsh light to those around me? Those I value most? Continue reading ““I don’t like the way I look””
I’ve been wanting to stop and photograph this old building for a while now, it seems to have ripened into the perfect almost-decrepit state. Continue reading “Notebook: CFBC”
Every once in a while a client catches you off guard and you end up a little further into a project than you planned. I was hired while still in college to perform some portrait photography and that job has been ongoing for almost 13 years. Continue reading “My Favourite Client”
Seems like everything else, creative drought comes in waves, then gets swept away when the next spark of inspiration happens. I’ve fought this dragon for years, as I’m sure most people in the arts have. Continue reading “Notebook: Creative Drought”
In looking for a transparency to scan for a friend, I came across a Ziplock of mounted slides which struck me as odd since I don’t and never have shot E6. What I found was a project completed in college (2003) apparently taking into account what I saw and what I looked like. Honestly doesn’t look like I put a lot of effort into it, but it certainly made me smile and brought back some memories. Continue reading “Looking out, Looking in. (Looking back)”