Back From Burning Man / Teaser Pictures

As I’m writing this post it has already been over three weeks since I left the Playa which is home to Black Rock City.  Playa is a term used to describe the vast area of flat, dried up land that hosts art cars, art installations, music and structures that are set on fire.  Here are […]

Competitions are for horses / Béla Bartók Quote

Bartók Quote

I recently came across a supposed (can’t be confirmed) quote by Béla Bartók, a famous Hungarian composer and pianist: “Competitions are for horses, not artists.” This statement may or may not have come from Bartók; I could not find any reputable origins or interviews on the topic.  Regardless of its accuracy, the phrase struck a chord […]

Happy Holidays & All the Best for 2016!

My how time flies; one day you are reading WordPress for Dummies, trying to start your first blog website and then five years later you are writing your 194th blog entry.  I want to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays and all the best for 2016! Instead of a picture, this year I thought I […]

Forever is Part of the NPS Exhibition Tour

I’m happy to announce my image Forever was selected to part of the Nikon Professional Services (NPS) 2015 Exhibition Tour.  The exhibition tour is a curated show consisting of NPS members.  The tour will go across Canada; exhibits will be held in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.  If you would like to attend the event send me an […]

Burning Man 2015 / A First Timer’s Perspective on the Best Place on Earth

A few weeks ago I spent some time at Black Rock City, Nevada.  To those who aren’t familiar with Black Rock City, it is a temporary city of approximately 70,000 people.  You may of heard of it as: Burning Man.  Here are a few highlights and my perspective as a first time Burner.  Or, if […]

Q&A / Venues for Showing and Selling Art for Emerging Artists

Hey Jeff!  I was wondering if I could bug you for some advice.  My friend wants to have a gallery night for his work.  I was wondering how and where we could get a venue to hold such a thing?  Do you have any recommendations or advice?  Thanks in advance! The first thing I would […]

Happy Holidays & All the Best for 2015!

I want to thank everyone who takes time to visit and read my blog.  Thanks for a great year!  Here’s to 2015!! Shambhala is a magical place.  You’ll never know who you’ll run into there :)

Viva Cuba

Aiofe and I finally went on our honeymoon after getting married in Tofino last year.  We decided on Cuba because we wanted to experience the country before it became too commercial.  The timing was perfect because on December 17th, 2014 the United States announced it would normalize relations with Cuba.  After the Cuban Revolution in […]

Island Time / Breathless in Trinidad & Tobago

I love visiting island countries.  I believe it’s the allure of seeing the ocean that appeals to me.  The laid back lifestyle might also be a distinguishing factor.  Back in 2008 I visited Trinidad & Tobago and it started a love affair with island life. A few days ago I perused my Flickr account and […]

I Will Be On The Art of Nature Photography / Art Wolfe on CreativeLive

A few months ago I was fortunate enough to be recognized alongside Art Wolfe.  Photoshelter Selects chose my image and an image by Art Wolfe to showcase abstract photos. Going to Seattle And today I’d like to announce, I have been fortunate enough to be selected as a member of the live studio audience during […]

Nikon D810 Announcement / What’s New

The new D810 It seems just like yesterday to me when the Nikon D800/D800E was first released.  I wrote about it back in March 2012.  Today, Nikon has announced a new replacement that has consolidated the two versions into one, the D810. After reading the whole First Impressions article on DPreview and a few other reputable […]

Babel Death Star / Online Screening

Babel Death Star is a short film based on the poem by Kirk Ramdath.  Babel Death Star appears in Kirk’s book, Love in a Handful of Dust published by Frontenac House.  Filmed on location at historic Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and other locations in southern Alberta.  The score is Mistake (Davide Rossi Re-Work – Instrumental) by Moby. […]

Festival Nation / Photography Exhibit

View & Purchase Artwork Closing Reception Information FESTIVAL NATION is a long-term project that explores the emerging culture and movement of transformative gatherings, through multiple themes. This first series explores the theme of Celebration. The celebration atmosphere, created with the music, costumes, and visuals first attracts many to these transformative gatherings. For thousands of years […]

NYE 2014 Glitz & Glam Photo Booth

One of my clients, the Four Points by Sheraton had us do our costume booth this year and these are a few random booth pictures that night…   Click here for more…. NYE 2014 Glitz & Glam  

Happy Holidays

My Confession / I’m an Addict

My Confession If you’ve been following my blog for some time now you’ll know that I do regular posts entitled “What Inspires You“.  My very first post about inspiration was about film and the movie The Godfather.  In fact, I watch 2-3 movies per week and sometimes more.  I am always excited for the next […]

Happy Thanksgiving / 4 Year Anniversary Tomorrow

Happy Thanksgiving!!  I wish for you this Thanksgiving to be able to celebrate and enjoy time with your family and friends.  Tomorrow (October 15th, 2013) will mark the 4 year anniversary of when I started my photography business.  On that day I will be posting an announcement you won’t want to miss.  So, thank you […]

35 and Alive / Glacier National Park

On our way back from Missoula we spent another trip out in Glacier National Park.  When I’m surrounded by nature I feel alive.  I spent my 35th birthday photographing Glacier National Park, hiking in the woods, sleeping in a tent, making breakfast  from a propane stove and spending time with my beautiful wife and soul […]

Go Big or Go Home / Glacier National Park

I’ve visited Glacier National Park a few times.  Each time I go I come back breathless.  This past weekend on the way to Missoula we drove the Going to the Sun highway from the St. Mary’s entrance.  I’ll be in Missoula for a week long photography workshop. If you ever needed an excuse to have a […]

Vote and Help Donate to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Floods

Flooding in Alberta Last month my home province was hit with the worst flooding in history.  Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced from their homes. Canadian Red Cross Alberta Floods I put a call out that I would donate 25% of all my print sales in July to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Floods […]

What Inspires You? Pt. 5 / The Dream of Life

A few months ago I posted What Inspires You Pt. 4 which was a speech by Dave Grohl.  For the next installment of  What Insprires You I’d like to share a video made with the teachings of the late Alan Watts.  Watts was a British-born philosopher, writer and speaker.  He is known for popularizing Eastern […]

Live Instagram Photos of Calgary & Alberta Flood

One of the great things about blending social media into photography is how we can share our images instantly.  Here is a real time feed of Instagram photos of the flooding in Calgary and Alberta.  The feed is pulling the following tags:  #flood, #flooded, #flooding, #yyc, #calgary, #yycflood, #abflood, #yychelps Hit REFRESH on your browser if […]

What Inspires You? Pt. 4 / Dave Grohl’s Keynote Speech

Dave Grohl’s keynote speech at SXSW (South by Southwest) is an amazing 50 minute inspirational speech about how he started in the music industry.  More importantly he talks about how “the Musician” comes first.  This applies to all artists and the art they create.  Clear an hour off your calendar, get a beverage and prepare […]

What Inspires You? Pt. 3

In the past I’ve written a few posts asking the question, “what inspires you?”  It’s been quite awhile since I did an inspiration post so once I saw this video on YouTube of Ken Block doing his 5th installment of his Gymkhana series I was, let’s just say, QUITE inspired. Now granted, a race car […]

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