Wednesday, December 24, 2008

xmas eve clubhouse

i was on the way home this xmas eve, and stopped by the club house at kenosee.. to see the view.

Monday, December 22, 2008

whitebear saskatchewan

i stopped by my sister and brother in law's cabin today/checking that all was safe and sound. had the camera, so this is a shot i did of a 'landscape feature' in the front yard.
some may remember the upright canoe as the background of the portrait i did of a friend, robert, which i posted in the summer. ah.. summer. what a change. it was a perfect/ warm, calm eve when that photo happened. however, here i am for a week or two, so i'm trying to embrace the seasons.......

Sunday, December 21, 2008

saskatchewan winter

this is a winter shot of my summer home / wished i lived in this building, but everyone here knows it as 'the chalet'. i live down the road in a more modest abode.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

grandville island

i did my bi weekly grandville island tour today. ended up talking with an asian skipper/learned a lot about crab fishin' on the west coast. he gave me a few to take home for the chowder pot.

had to stop and take a shot of the snow/rocks and sunset on the walk home. i know a little girl who likes to paint sunsets.

Monday, December 15, 2008

yaletown, vancouver bc

'tis the season. this is how i saw yaletown this aft in town town vancouver.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


what is this white stuff? seems some people here in vancouver get a kick out of it....

Thursday, December 11, 2008

coal harbour, vancouver

a replica of the past in coal harbour, along the seawall in vancouver bc.

moon over north van

full moon over burrard inlet late this aft / it's small in photo, but it's there. a very windless, sunny day on the coast. might be the calm before the storm.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

last one

ok, this is the last shot of english bay for awhile (i'm tired of them as well..).

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cowboy Junkies

came across this image today. in the late 90's, i was asked by an art director friend of mine from toronto to shoot the cover for the Cowboy Junkies new album titled 'Miles From Our Home'. the art director was a former band member, and continued to do session work for the band. he also designed all of their album print material.

the band had rented a farm north of toronto to write the album. we went up in the fall and spent a few days simply shooting the surroundings. this is what i came up with. it seemed everyone liked the shot, except for a few folks at Geffen (the label in LA.)(i was living in LA at the time). they figured it was a little 'dark'. so, they ended going up with some other images i had shot / but i liked this one.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


back to the archives / this is a portrait of charlie, photographed while being home for the summer from ryerson. early 80's as i recall.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


i went for a run this morn, and noticed the interesting contrast between the fallen leaves, and the melting snow (humm.. snow / a little too early for my taste). so i picked up the canon, and went for a walk. this is what i ended up with. reminds me of a simple elegant dessert / something i have yet to master.

Monday, October 13, 2008

i was doing some house cleaning due to the snowy weather, and came across my portrait of boise lechner. he was quite the character. this was shot at his farm south of oxbow in the late 80's, as part of a portrait series i was doing, fresh out of ryerson. around the same time, i was lucky enough to work on a project with writer W.P. Kinsella (field of dreams fellow). he had met boise, and i think they connected. i remember sending bill this shot a few years ago, and i know it brought back some fond memories for him. and it does the same for me.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

yaris meets fall

the wind is blowing, and the temp is falling. the yaris sees the leaves... as they fall.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


a shot from the radville run. this is in the blog motto / what i see and how i saw it. i like this image..... this is pure prairie.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

radville run

i went down to radville this aft, to learn a little about canning beets (and raiding a garden). this is my portrait of scott and geeta, the instructors. it's always worth the drive. i hope i captured their spirit.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

costa & charlie

i was in the valley yesterday shooting for 'work'. i'm thinking that i don't want to post 'work' shots on this blog, but i like this one. this is costa, and his best friend, charlie. genuine upland hunters.
sorry, this is a re-post / i spelled costa's name badly.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

it kills me to post a 'winter' shot in the summer. however, this shot is in the 2009 edition of 'the canadian weather trivia calendar". no big whoop, but it's by that guy 'david phillips' of enviro canada. he's always on the telly and radio talking about the weather. i find him entertaining. my buddy steve m. hates this shot, but it keeps on winning awards. sorry steve..... don't be made at elegance..

Friday, August 15, 2008

portrait series / style

still trying to tweak my lighting technique for long awaited (for me anyways), portrait series. asked a friend of a friend to pose / i really like the first portrait. she took direction very well. i was looking for emotion (as ian described it). second image is to prove she has a nice smile. thanks brandi.