August 21st, 2014

I have a new favourite camera.
A Polaroid 103 land camera, recently battery modified – with a spot on focusing system!
No more guessing at my focus points…at least for now.

The other day we were out in the desert shooting a lookbook (stills & video) for a soon-to-be-released online retailer.
This piece of film got stuck but magic still happened.

Day 233 of 365
(exorcise demons)



August 10th, 2014

Yesterday I shot stills on a music video.
We shot at an abandoned oil refinery in Ojai….that I had previously explored on three different occasions.

It’s never as much fun (or mysterious) when you have permission.

Day 222 of 365
(cuts the metal cold)




July 30th, 2014

It’s been a long time since my last post.
Three-ish weeks I think.
I have to admit – I missed a few days somewhere in there.
I’m also feeling kind of over this analog year project.

I’m still going to shoot analog.  I’m just not going to worry about posting every day and missing days and blah blah blah.

Day 211 of 365
(moth in rain)

We spent the last few days in Big Sur.
I’m no stranger to road trips.
I’ve traversed many highways.
The PCH is one of the more beautiful routes in America.
Especially the fog.


Almost three weeks worth of photos & a couple editorial previews, so keep reading….



July 7th, 2014

Day 188 of 365
(trembling hands / creature)

What was once a failure is now a success.

When I was learning the “rules” of photography, I was very concerned with making technically correct images.
Now I’m much more interested in the feeling one gets from looking at a photo.
Because really, anyone can take a photo of what something looks like.




July 1st, 2014

It’s official.
I have reached the half way point of this analog year.

When I started this project, I thought it would likely get easier as time wore on.
While that isn’t really the case, it hasn’t gotten harder either.
It’s like anything…at times i feel inspired and I can create a lot of work.
Other times, I feel like I’m in a creative black hole.

Day 182 of 365
(future age)

It being Canada Day and all, I decided to share one from the archives.
A very long time ago (roughly circa 2004), I worked for Environment Canada.
Our building was out towards the country and I discovered a hiking trail across the street.
That’s where I found this car.

Originally shot on Ilford HP5 and printed in the darkroom.
I used a Daylab to transfer the image to Polaroid film.


A couple more photos and some new editorial work…



June 28th, 2014

Trying to pay more attention to the minutiae I pass by every day.
Also wondering if mixing green & black ice tea would make a delicious drink.

Day 179 of 365
(intermission / happy without you)


In my last post, I mentioned my favourite photo to date.
To see more from that day, keep reading…



June 25th, 2014

Day 176 of 365

I love this photo.
It’s actually very rare that I will sustain love for anything I create.
But I have been looking at this every day and, to me, there is nothing wrong with it.  Nothing that I would change.

My new favourite photo.




June 23rd, 2014

It’s been a minute.
It seems like the past couple weeks got away from me.
Shoots, retouching deadlines, prep, etc etc etc.

I have some cool projects coming out.
Others that are in the works.

Day 174 of 365
(muzzle of bees)

I’ve been obsessing over this wall.
I photographed Dillon for a client and afterwards we went on a photo walk.

I originally left the entire white border and only coloured within the frame.
Then I extended the lines.
Then I decided to extend the colour…except I didn’t consider that the texture of the frame would pose a problem.
This requires further experimentation.


About 10 days worth of The Analog Year project & a really cool test shoot/experiment.
Just keep reading.



June 11th, 2014

In April, Rich (who is commonly referred to as my partner in crime) and I completed our second fashion film.
It was shot for Los Angeles designer, Amabelle Aguiluz.

Today it premiered with ZINK Magazine.
(check it out after the jump…but be warned, the more prudish will consider it NSFW)

Day 162 of 365




June 8th, 2014

Day 159 of 365
(eastern glow)

I busted out one of my prism filters to experiment.
I consider this somewhat successful.
Much is left to chance when the viewfinder and lens are separate entities.


Last weeks photos and excerpts from a couple editorials…


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A Canadian, Angela is a photographer that lives in Venice Beach, California and has driven from one end of the continent to the other three times in one year. She once flipped her car ten times and used to test explosives for the government.

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