Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


After the shoot we went and did handstands in the swimming pool of Stef's building.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Tuesday, 15 September 2009



My first attempt at a good b&w studio portrait, done with an off camera flash and a bedside lamp. Clearly we have a long way to go, but at least I'm keen.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Wise Words

The Guardian Newspaper recently interviewed grizzly Vogue photographer David Bailey. They asked him " Who's really good and who's mediocre? "

Mr.Bailey answered "
Oh I don't know. But most photographers just take pictures. They just come and go "click" – anyone can do that. Which is great – the more people that do that the better it is for me. If I take a picture, I know the person. I use plate cameras most of the time, so they're not looking at cameras, they're looking at me. I don't say "laugh". If I want them to laugh, I make them laugh. If I want them to be grumpy, I'll probably be rude to them."

Good point, Mr.Bailey.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Photographer: Anders Linden

All this time I have been increasing the contrast in my photos. Turns out that I am a fool!

Head over to Mr. Linden's very spooky, very Swedish website for more haunting, timeless pictures.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Fire spinning with Frank and Chelsea

"Me and Frank are going out to the garden to do some fire spinning. You wanna come?"

Correct me if I'm wrong, but think that I live in the best house in the world.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Dia De Los Muertos

One day I get a message from my talented friend Genevieve Blais - "What are you doing after work?..."

Little did I know that 9 hours later I would be watching the sunrise over Vancouver's finest Motel after assisting on one of the more crazy student photo shoots of my life. Somehow I ended up being the makeup artist (read facepainter) and taking pictures, one of which is here. Head over to her website for more of Gen's creepy urban gothic work.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Friday, 12 June 2009

Mountain Biking on the North Shore

So an Englishman, a Brazilian and a Swede walk into a forest... no joke. Rolling around in the dirt for these pictures was a lot of fun. Plus having a fully loaded Mountain Bike flying three feet over your head is quite an experience - I love Canada!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Photographer: James Mollison

Wow! What intense, honest, painterly pictures. Check out the Guardian Newspaper story on radio presenters to see some more of James Mollison's portraits.

I was thinking that I should stop posting so many links on my blog, and concentrate instead on just my own work. But that went out the window when I saw these pictures. Once again: wow!

A little search engine investigating revealed Mr.Mollison's group portraits of music fans dressed in their best clobber. Also not bad at all. Talented bloke is this Mollison.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Lost in the woods.

I'm not kidding, we did get pretty lost.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009


Sometimes I work for this cool dude named Shawn Taylor. Which means that sometimes I have to get up pretty durn early to be in his studio by 7am. But it's OK because sometimes it means I get to see things like this.

Monday, 16 March 2009


These guys hang out on the dock at the No' Sho'.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Real photographers shoot in their socks.

Last week I assisted the very talented Genevieve Marie Blais on her Dia De Los Muertos shoot. She paid me in cake.


I packed my bag and hitch-hiked 25 miles up the road to see the Eagles. Don't tell my Mum.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Vancouverites in the Snow

I noticed that the falling snow inspires people to wrap themselves up in all sorts of interesting ways. So I stood on a street corner in Vancouver and asked the question "Can I take your picture?".

Surprisingly the answer was a resounding yes. Here is a short collection from that snowy afternoon.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Figures in the snow.

One of the charms of living in a North American city is that the long, ruler straight streets make for dramatic composition at every turn. Enjoy the snow!