SUMMARY OF 2019 AND THE TOP 10 IMAGES OF THE YEAR (Part 1)

SUMMARY OF 2019 AND THE TOP 10 IMAGES OF THE YEAR (Part 1)

It’s been a productive but visually quite unexpected year. This became clear after spending the last few days picking the top 10 images of 2019. As many of you know, I try to do this every year. The longer I do it, the more convinced I am that it brings tremendous insights to my photography [...]

Literature and Photography: What a powerful combination!

Literature and Photography: What a powerful combination!

I have always loved reading books. When I was a teenager, I would spend the entire summer in my room reading. It reached a point when my parents hid my books and told me to go outside and play. Yes, it was that bad!   This passion for reading has become a passion for writing and [...]

The “rest” of the image

The “rest” of the image

The process of crafting great imagery is something I have been studying for years. One of the undertakings in this rivetting pursuit was to study hundreds of great images from many photographers, well known and less well known, from different backgrounds and with unique seeing profiles across most genres of photography. Today I would like [...]

Photographing with Bob

Photographing with Bob

This week has brought woeful news. The camera shutters of two photography legends will never open and close again. In a matter of a few days we lost documentary photographer Robert Frank and a fellow Vancouverite, a true master of street photography, Fred Herzog. After hearing the news, I wanted to write an in-depth and [...]