I've been hired to shoot the 2014 version of Vancouver's Wallpaper* City Guide!
I'll be photographing the cool spots all over the city, including but not limited to; hotels, restaurants, galleries, attractions and architecture, beaches and businesses.
I'm looking forward to seeing my city from a tourists' point of view while getting some great shots of areas I've potentially never seen before.
It'll be available on shelves and online January 2014 so watch for it in stores and tell your design conscious friends to pick up a copy if they're looking for places to visit while in the city!
I'm excited that some of my photos for Picnurbia are
included in Going Public published by Gestalten
that is available in Europe and soon in the US.
I can't wait for my copy to arrive in the mail!
"Going Public showcases the creative revival of public space in our urban and rural landscapes. The book’s compelling selection of formal and informal interventions, reclamations, and architecture illustrates the current scope and interest in refashioning and repurposing our built environment for public use. The objectives of the featured examples are as diverse as the projects themselves and range from inspiring communication and community experience to devising new means of gathering in and connecting to nature.
Ranging from bold to subtle and from temporary to permanent, the architecture and urban design featured in Going Public offers inspiring and surprising interpretations of our public surroundings and natural landscapes."
Vancouver Special is hosting a screen & meet
for the newly released documentary on west coast
modern architecture, Coast Modern, that I have a few photos in July 7th at Vancity Theatre, so get your tickets.
And I have a photo in the second edition of the book,
THIS IS EAST VAN
and show at Interurban Gallery launching July 7th
as well. With the after party at Fortune Sound Club.
So buy the book because it's for a good cause.
Looks like I'm going to have a busy night.
I hope to see you all there!
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I've been surrounded by bullshit for more years then I care to acknowledge.
Some architects build their architecture on a foundation of bullshit and are
lauded for it. Same goes for artists and their art. I lean toward the types who
can see through it and go so far as to call people out as bullshit artists.
I'm a straight shooter and possibly give people too much credit to detect the
stench, but for the most part I'm still amazed at how many people fall for it...
or I suppose fall in it.
I decided it was time to broaden my understanding of bullshit so I'm reading
this short essay, literally less than 70 pages, by philosopher Harry Frankfurt.
Check out this compilation of some of the road
trip photos I shot this summer in my photo book,
I kept the text at a minimum and made it all about the images.
Blurb makes it too easy to make photo books.
I love easy.
I'm reading these three books simultaneously,
something I prefer not to do but somehow seems necessary.
I'm currently reading Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
by Chuck Klosterman, usually into the wee hours of the morning and laughing out loud.
That's always a good sign. I'm recommending it and I'm only on chapter four.