Friday, February 3, 2012

Jeremy McDonald, 2011

Jeremy McDonald in concert, 17 December 2011

M3/50, XP2, 1/60s @ f2.8

Black and White Weekend

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Portia's Quilt, 2011

The quilt was made by her grandmother from her mother's baby clothes. The photograph is part of a series of pictures of people and their favourite things. See them all HERE

M3/50mm/Ilford XP2

Black and White Weekend

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger between sets at The Roxy, Gabriola BC. The vintage Martin 0-18 guitar was a gift from her brother Mike who passed away in 2009

M3/50mm Summicron/Ilford XP2
1/60sec at f2

Black and White Weekend

Friday, March 4, 2011

Florida, 1990

M6 with 50mm Summicron, Tri-X rated @ 200 and developed in HC110B. Negative copied with a Canon 40D and 50mm macro lens

Black and White Weekend

Friday, December 24, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bike Race, Moline IL, 1989

Leica M6, 28mm Rokkor, Tri-X @ 200, scanned from a print

I'm working on a new series called 36 Spokes, the common denominators of which are film and bicycles. The photos are from 1988 to the present. View HERE

Black and White Weekend

Friday, October 8, 2010

Penticton BC, 2010

I was on the road and ran out of my usual Ilford XP2 so I got some drugstore Fuji Superia 200 colour film and converted to monochrome in post.

Black and White Weekend

Friday, July 23, 2010

Look, 2010

M3, 50mm Summicron, Kodak BW400CN film

Black and White Weekend

Friday, July 16, 2010

Float Plane, 2009

If you live in British Columbia's Gulf Islands and you want to get somewhere fast, a float plane is the ticket. The view from the shotgun seat is usually worth the price of admission.


Black And White Weekend

Friday, July 9, 2010

Analogue or Digital?

M3, 50mm Summicron, Kodak BW400CN film, 1/15s @ f2

Black and White Weekend

Friday, June 18, 2010

Paris, 1988

M6/50 w/ Tmax 3200 (exposed @ 1600), image scanned from a print. Photo made on the street around 11pm

Monochrome Weekend

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Madrid, 1990

I framed this with a 28mm Minolta Rokkor using a separate viewfinder mounted in the hot shoe.

M6, 28mm Rokkor, Tri-X

Monochrome Weekend

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More Shopping, 2010

Men tend to be disinterested in shopping, unless it's for cars or boats. And the older we get, the less interested we are. This fellow didn't even see the sign.

M3/50 with Kodak BW400CN film

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sophie, 2010

M3/50 with Kodak BW400CN film

Monochrome Weekend

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Skype, 2010

The Leica was beautifully unobtrusive during this meeting of scientists on Quadra Island, BC. I was not very impressed with Skype though.

M3/50 with Ilford XP2super

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Antony and Leslie Dancing, 2010

This is my new favourite photo. Antony Holland and his wife Leslie were dancing near the end of his 90th birthday party. I was standing against a wall, shooting wide open at 1/15s and hoping for the best. Thanks to the Leica, I got lucky.

M3/50 with Ilford XP2

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cordoba, Spain, 1990

Photo made on the street about 10pm. M6/50 with Tmax3200 rated @ 1600, scanned from a print

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Acoustic, 1989

Despite the fact that it's not critically sharp, this image has been very well received on Flickr so posting it here as well. I suppose what it might lack in technical perfection is compensated for by the content.

M6/50 with Tri-X

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Joelle's Author Photo, 2008

My wife Joelle writes young adult fiction and her first novel, Restoring Harmony, will be published by Penguin next month. When we were going through my files for an image to use for her dust jacket author photo, she chose this candid of her reading on the couch with Sophie. Visit her website HERE to find out more about the book and to watch the trailer featuring photographs by yours truly and some truly great music by Emma Beaton.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Suzy Newton, Nashville TN, 1985

I had just gotten my first Leica, a single-stroke M3 with the old chrome rigid 50mm Summicron. I sure wish I still had that lens as it had a quality that the newer black tab-focus lenses just don't possess.

Suzy doesn't much like to have her picture taken but she's a very gracious Old South lady so she was patient with me while I played with my new machine. I lucked out on the mirrored lights for a background but I can't remember the name of the restaurant. Oddly enough, I do remember the exposure: 1/60 @ f2.0 on Tri-X rated at 200 and developed in HC110B.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Manhattan Beach CA, 1989

This is scanned from a print so I had to crank the contrast way up in post to get it to look OK. I have the original negative but haven't gotten around to bringing it into the digital realm yet.

M6/50, Tri-X

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Play Time, 2009

M3/50 with Kodak BW400CN film

Monochrome Weekly

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Midnight at DFW, 2009

This is one of the busiest airports in America and I've never seen it so deserted. All flights were delayed due to thunderstorms. The lightning was so intense that the crews couldn't go out onto the tarmac to load and unload the luggage.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Remembrance Day, 2009

I don't know many people that have their own Wikipedia entry but Antony does. I had just taken a snapshot when the hand entered the frame from the right, he looked down and I got something better than I'd hoped for.

M3/50 with Ilford XP2super

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tofino Air, 2009

I'm reading a book called The Art Of The American Snapshot by Sarah Greenough and Diane Waggoner and I can recommend it highly. The photos (from the collection of Robert E. Jackson) are exceptional and the essays illuminating. People have been making snapshots for well over 100 years and most of us tend to click away during the happy moments of our lives. As the decades roll by, the pictures become the memory and we are all grateful to have them. So in that spirit, today's post is a recent snap, artless but cherished nonetheless. M3/50

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

David Gogo, 2009

This is the kind of situation where the Leica really shines. David Gogo was playing solo in an intimate, fifty seat venue. Flash would've been out of the question and the shutter of an SLR would've sounded like a cannon.

M3/50 with Ilford XP2super

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembrance Day, 2008

M3/50, Ilford XP2super

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Michael Defosche, circa 1986

Michael is one of the best musicians I've ever known and he just keeps getting better. Here's a YouTube clip from back in the day.

M3/50 with Tri-X

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Monastery, West Germany, 1988

M6, 50mm Summicron, Tri-X

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dancer Warming Up, 1990

M6, 50mm Summicron, Tri-X, scanned from a print

Monochrome Weekly

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Leipers Fork TN, 2009

M3/50 with Kodak BW400CN film

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween, 2008

Government Street, Victoria, BC


Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Port Angeles WA, 2009

Available darkness in a motel room, M3/50 with beanbag for support, Ilford XP2super