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
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
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
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…
June 1st, 2014
Most of May’s photos were from the road (as I was traveling the first part of the month).
I also started experimenting with drawing/colouring on top of Polaroids…which sparked an idea for an editorial shoot.
This morning I watched a documentary called THE INSTITUTE.
From the website:
“Welcome to the Jejune Institute, a mind-bending San Francisco phenomenon where 10,000 people became “inducted” without ever quite realizing what they’d signed up for. Was it a cult? Was it an elaborate game? Told from the participants’ perspectives, the film looks over the precipice at an emergent new art form where real world and fictional narratives collide, creating unforeseen and often unsettling consequences.”
Having watched the film, there is definitely some debate as to whether this was a real occurrence or a work of fiction. Regardless, I found the basic principle behind being “inducted” to be inspiring. At its core, it was about looking at the world differently. Finding magic around you. Beauty and mystery in the mundane.
It was also about community.
“To those dark horses with the spirit to look up and see, a recondite family awaits.”
- Octavio Coleman Esquire
Day 152 of 365
May 28th, 2014
Day 148 of 365
Morning walks. Overcast Skies. The end of the world.
A week’s worth of photos and a babe in bathing suits…
May 20th, 2014
Day 140 of 365
(space travel is boring)
May has been a month of being on the road (by way of air travel)…here are my adventures…