I looked forward to this shoot for months, and when it arrived we had the perfect fall light in one of Carissa’s beautiful boulevard gardens! She designs and builds kitchen gardens for all kinds of different spaces, and is a font of knowledge about everything from companion planting to cover cropping.[Read more…] about Seed and Nourish Brand Shoot
One of my favourite parts of working with makers is photographing tools, and let me tell you, leatherwork has no shortage of incredible tools. From curved knives and weighty pricking forks to Alex’s custom made stitching horse, they were all so interesting to see in action as we documented the process of making one of his beautiful leather briefcases.[Read more…] about Alex Dorandish, Leatherworker
If you’re following along on the old IG you’ve probably heard me mention this lovely shoot from a few weeks ago where fellow photographer Yohan Kim dropped by the backyard in the evening with his massive 4×5 camera and a wee Leica.[Read more…] about Photo Swap with Yohan Kim
I had a vision for this shoot of timing it perfectly so that the lowering sun would shine up False Creek and into Strathcona, lighting up the trees on Union Street with that golden-hour glow. AND IT WORKED.[Read more…] about Author Aaron Chan
Lately I’ve been really enjoying playing around shooting food. Summer is prime season for it with all the colourful fruit and and bright accoutrements, everything from dishes and cutlery to plants and flowers to add in (the sweet peas in my garden and some of my favourite props).[Read more…] about Food on Film
More artists! These two are illustrator April de la Noche Milne and writer Wayde Compton.[Read more…] about April & Wayde
I got the scans back from this session while I was waiting at the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal to head to the Island for the weekend, but I was so antsy to see them that I downloaded three rolls worth to my phone and incurred a not-insignificant data overage charge so that I didn’t have to wait three days to know how they turned out. I regret nothing. I love these photos!
Carlie is a writer and poet, and she wanted a series of photos that would serve both as headshots and branding photos for her writing practice. She grew up on the North Shore and writes frequently about Vancouver, so we wanted to capture the mountains and the port of her youth and complement those green and blue scenes with some clean city pictures.
To get it all in we split our time between the studio and some key outdoor locations. The weather also cooperated marvellously, so we got beautiful 10am window light up on the third floor of 309 West Cordova in addition to great direct light and bright, open shade for the outdoor part of the shoot (you know I pulled out the Ektar 100 to take full advantage of the direct light!)
I got the scans back from last week’s lifestyle branding shoot with Vancouver model and designer Astrid Shapiro, and I couldn’t wait another minute to get these photos up![Read more…] about Lifestyle Branding shoot with Astrid Shapiro