Inspiration Around Every Corner in Vancouver, BC, Canada
These are photos of people and places in my city. As a photographer I try to enjoy the process of taking a picture, allowing myself to be a witness to the material environment. To be creative you must play, and when I have my camera I am playing with the world.
Photographer and composer.
Family, art, music, culture, and travel.
Vancouver is a fast paced city with many diverse communities. A short drive will take you to mountains and wilderness of epic proportions.
I love a sunny day. People are in good spirits and the light is hard enough to shoot fast! I’m usually listening to the music I’m writing to give myself time to make changes or come up with different musical ideas. It makes it feel like I’m listening to the soundtrack of my life as it unfolds in front of me. I look for moments to photograph, stories to tell, or people in perfect light.
The best thing about Vancouver is that if you can make it here you can make it anywhere. I am fortunate each and every day to live here. There is inspiration around every corner.
Like any major city we have social and economic issues that need to be addressed.
It is an expensive city to live in. The cost of food, gas and housing is at a premium. Everyone is shocked when they find out what we pay for things out here.
Vancouver is like your cool aunt or uncle, the one who has a government job, rides a motorcycle, and makes craft beer at home.
Invasives is one of my favorite bands. They are dear friends of mine who push musical boundaries and are highly entertaining live. Sam Wiebe is a crime fiction novelist and also a close friend. His writing and wit is unmatched and he keeps me grounded as an artist. Bill Mitchell is a Vancouver photographer. He is a mentor to me.