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Urban Landscape/Photo Journalist/Fine Art Photographer

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The Fall Image

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Upcoming Photo Exhibition and Some New Work

To start of this blog post, I’ll begin with the alleged ‘exciting stuff’. I wrote an exhibition proposal about a month and a half ago for the Station House Gallery’s 2011/12 season. I was unsure how the idea would be received, but I was satisfied with my efforts and either way, it was a learning curve for me. Anyone who is familiar with writing proposals or grants, knows it’s no walk in the park. I certainly struggled with the format and even borrowed some literature on how to make a proper Artist Statement and CV — not the most interesting stuff in the world, but in this line of work it is VITAL to be able to persuade a Gallery to show your work. You might have some amazing images, but without a convincing proposal, it might not work to your benefit. Needless to say, my confidence is boosted.

Last week, I got an e-mail from the Exhibition Committee informing me that my photo proposal ‘Faces of Industry’ has been selected for the season! I was at a loss for words when I read the e-mail (expecting a Thanks, but no Thanks). ‘Faces of Industry’ is a documentary/portrait series exploring small town industry and the men and women who are involved in these incredibly difficult jobs. I’ll be commencing the project this fall and shooting on medium format and the show will open March 1st here in Williams Lake. I’m excited to have the show and hope to generate this into a book as well, but one day at a time. I’ll also be writing grant proposals like there’s no tomorrow.

New Series – My Personal Void

This past few months, my works has gone from ‘happy-go-lucky’ beautiful scenic and commercial portraiture to a more desolate and barren urban/rural landscape look. It’s a series I’ve been working on, and a very personal one. Leaving Vancouver Island was a tough move, relocating back to Williams Lake was even tougher and this work reflects that. It’s my own photo diary of how I felt making the transition and contemplating my next move in life.  This past week, I went to Kamloops, BC and met up with Will Winter , a fantastic Victoria based fine art photographer, who is working on his own series. Together we roamed the Thompson-Nicola Valley region. This part of BC is dry, barren and dead-like. It was a perfect combination of what I was trying to convey in my work and it ended up being the strongest imagery for my series — completely unintended as I had gone to hang out with Will and just have fun. Here’s some of the images I managed to get.

Scanners — B&W Prints

I scanned some 35mm ISO 200 colour film, expired circa 2007 (?) on my Canoscan 4400F — amazing!! After uploading them, I decided to convert a majority of them to black and white and what I got was a beautiful heavy grain look. Take a look-see:

Leaves

Leaves from the backyard. I love the texture and the waviness to them, almost looks like they’re swimming or floating.

I also did some more random shots of watches, chains, etc.

Isn’t All Photography Still Life?

Photographing Lumber

I set out on a mission today to get some photos, but I didn’t have the intention of photographing old piles of lumber. There’s an old sawmill in the industrial side of town that’s been abandoned for years now and so I thought it would make for some interesting photos. When I got there I took a few wide shots and then it happened — I got distracted with a bunch of stacks of old lumber sitting in the yard. I immediately fell in love with the texture and the design of the wood so I got in close and took some photos. Here they are:

New Work

New Frost’d Landscape’s

Urban Photos

Landscapes

Stew Magazine Interview

Todd Sullivan, founder and editor-in-chief, of Stew Magazine sat down to talk with me about some of my new approaches towards photography and my own take on artistic expression (if I can call it that). It’s a great piece and I make a lot more sense than when I was actually being interviewed. The Stew is a Cariboo-Interior based magazine and like most periodicals, available online in PDF format. It’s a great read as well. I suggest you go pick up your copy and if it’s not available in your area, it can be found here

Todays ‘Frost’d Landscape’ Designs