My initial idea was inspired by rain that has bucketed down for days and days. I selected and transported these once soaked and shining specimens from my driveway. The pictures turned out okay but didn’t seem to match my expectations of what they might be. So I pushed them into a pile and left them. A couple of days later I came back and found they had basically made themselves into a beautiful still life. One softbox and the picture made itself.
As the winter months get closer John Dean Park in Central Saanich becomes quieter and a little darker.
Morning lights up the Strait of Juan de Fuca on a glorious October day. In the distance, a tanker lies at anchor in the strait, near the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. Moments like this, captured from a top floor suite at Sooke Harbour House, are fleeting and will soon be replaced by the rain of October and November. However, under conditions such as these, Vancouver Island is really unique in Canada.
From time to time, photographs present themselves to the camera and photography becomes a matter of just recognizing that which already exists.
This began as an innocent project — a stylized face balloon floats over a minimal rural landscape. The black hole crept in after everything else was finished. It’s sole purpose is to create contradiction. All should disappear inside it within a fraction of a millisecond. Wait for it. Are you still here?
This piece was completed a couple of months back at a time when I began doing lots of drawing for images that would be modified and completed in the computer. At first I was going to put the crescent moon in the sky, but then thought it might be better to put it in his head.
Recently, I acquired a Fuji 100F compact camera with a fixed 23mm lens. Image quality from the camera continues to surprise me.