Light and color in Vancouver, BC, Canada
I take most of my photographs early in the morning or late in the day. The light and colour of the Pacific Northwest is pretty nice during those times. The light is blocked out downtown by all the buildings but a lot of it gets bounced around, which can look neat. The rain is real good out here. It’s best when it’s really airy and light, or when you’re in the woods. I like airy and light.
Trying to understand things, and then trying to take pictures of those things.
Vancouver, to quote a friend, is soft: the color, shapes, edges, stuff like that. It’s a destination city and a lot of its appeal is rooted in its easy access to a variety of amenities including the outdoors, the east and west sides, the downtown core, the beaches, and the lakes. It’s very easy to get away from, which is a huge plus.
An early morning walk, conversations and food with friends, a nap, making photographs, maybe running into a nice little cat or dog. And then leaving for a week or so to camp.
I want it to be like Mr. Rogers, but it’s probably more like the neighbor who doesn’t want to talk to you.
Right now I’m paying a lot of attention to the work of Irina Rozovsky and Gregory Halpern, and listening to a lot of Mstislav Rostropovich’s cello suites.