I've been hired to shoot the 2014 edition 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!
Public: Architecture + Communication hired me to shoot
a few of their recently completed projects over the next few weeks so I thought I would post some of the images I shot
of their installations at Telus World of Science. I had a fun time shooting YoTopo and the outdoor classroom located in the new Ken Spencer Science Park. Part of why I love architectural photography is that I get to see how people interact with the architecture, and it doesn't hurt that the weather was beautiful.
If you're planning on checking out the next Pecha Kucha Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre on April 11th, one of the principals from Public, Brian Wakelin, will be presenting so you'll be able to see some of these images on the big screen.
There's a small reception at the Staples House,
one of West Vancouver's notable modern homes next weekend for the recent release of Selwyn Pullan's new book,
Photographing Mid-Century West Coast Modernism.
I had an opportunity to visit the Staples House in the spring
to take some photographs and had a chance to talk with Kathleen Staples about art, architecture and photography, all my favourite things. It's always interesting to hear stories from people who have grown up in modern homes; it's a very different experience than with other dwelling styles. It's nice to hear such appreciation for modern architecture especially when it's so often overlooked or judged as cold and uninviting. I'm looking forward to hanging out in this house again and if I had a couple million dollars, I'd buy it, since it's up for sale.
To see more of my photos, click here.
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'm really excited to announce that 3 of my
photos have been included in the recently released documentary Coast Modern. The world premiere was last night at the documentary film festival, DOXA, in Vancouver.
I'm very pleased at how it turned out and how well it was received by the sold out audience. The film covers west coast modern homes in California, Oregon, Washington and Vancouver and we hear what Modernism means from well known architects, critics, writers, residents and artists. If
you have an interest in documentaries, architecture, photography and the philosophy behind Modernism;
in my opinion one of the most over-looked and underrated movements in architecture, I highly recommend finding
out if this film is playing in a festival near you.
You will not be disappointed.
Check out the trailer below, it's been a long process
to get this film released and it was worth the wait.
Great work to everyone involved.
The photos of mine that are included are with Julius Shulman's famous photographs in a short sequence about Case Study House No. 22 designed by Pierre Koenig in 1960.
I'm sent these types of videos from friends who often deal with these misconceptions. Also articles and video lectures by creative professionals expressing their challenges with clients expecting them to provide work for "exposure" and credit. I'm not sure when those two things took the place for money but if we're all returning to a barter system or my rent, equipment and bills no longer cost me actual money, then I'd be more willing to consider a trade but until then accepting anything less than proper compensation for my images, time and skill is not going to happen. How many of you out there are also experiencing this? How are you handling it?
On New Year's Day I went down to English Bay with thousands of other people to check out the 92nd Annual
Polar Bear Swim. I set up my camera to shoot a timelapse
of everyone coming and going. This is the result.
I had fun making a little time-lapse video of the
installation process of PICNURBIA on August 9th, 2011
in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
From the Loose Affiliates website:
PICNURBIA. The Yellow Picnic Wave.
In the summer, Vancouverites leave their neighbourhoods and head to the beach, thereby inhabiting the edge of the city. PICNURBIA suggests an alternative to this exodus, creating an inland zone for people to gather and picnic in the heart of downtown.
At PICNURBIA, the summer act of picnicking is heightened by an über–picnic-blanket. This undulating landscape provides spaces for people to hang out and play in alternative formations, providing a new experience of urban picnicking.
PICNURBIA offers space for people to come together, relax and watch. Inserted into the urban downtown neighbourhood, a community where people already live, work and visit, the site is intended to become an easily inhabited summer zone, where people may gather to enjoy the long summer days. PICNURBIA is designed to offer an ‘on-the-block’ amenity where people can drop by on purpose or stumble upon more informally as they walk or bike home. This will establish PICNURBIA as a summer node, carried on mouth-to-mouth, “Let’s meet at PICNURBIA”
Picnurbia is realised in collaboration with Viva Vancouver and is supported by SYNLawn, suppliers of PICNURBIA's vibrant yellow turf.
Loose Affiliates | looseaffiliates.com
Viva Vancouver | vancouver.ca/viva
SYNLawn | synlawn.com/
music: This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody) - The Talking Heads
filmed/edited by:krista jahnke
I love these tilt-shift time lapse videos.
Image: Daniel Espírito Santo
Camera Assistant: João Botas
Editing: Pedro Sousa
By now, I hope you've heard the name Vivian Maier and have seen some of her recently uncovered, beautiful street photography of Chicago and NYC from the 1950s on. I'm happy to hear that a new documentary about her is being produced. I can't wait to find out who Vivian Maier was in more detail.
go to www.vivianmaier.com to learn about her story and see her work.