Every now and then I look back through my old files and find gems that did not make the cut a the time of the original shoot. Here are two portraits that I am enjoying now.
Here is a sneak peak from a project I’m working on with Colleen for Humani-T cafe. She is completely redesigning the cafes menu boards, can’t wait to see them completed.
Last week I documented recent works by Australian artist Kate Ward. Her work is diverse to say the very least. Check out more of her sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, and so much more at http://www.kateward.com.au
Woo, an exciting day! Geofs bench was featured on design sites Dezeen AND Gizmodo today! Check it out here and here.
Last week I photographed this stunning bench by local Halifax designer, Geof Ramsay. It was a nice change for me to work on a large scale project, It is very common that I find my self hunched over some thing itty bitty in the studio. Im even in one of the photos (thats me running up the piece). Check out more of his work at http://geoframsay.com.
I have always loved behind the scenes photos. I think it has something to do with the chaos and duct tape that is usually happening/holding the shoot together just out side the camera frame.
Here are two behind the scenes phone snap shots from the gelato shoot and the fruit shoot.
THIS, I am excited about. My vitamin deprived body has been craving fruit all winter, and I’ve been dreaming about photographing this still life for some time now. The perfect collaboration with my sister, Angela of Angela Grace Jewelry.
Self portrait with camera obscura. Incase you don’t already know, you can turn a room onto a camera obscura SO easily.
1. First, black out your windows (I used thick black garbage bags) leaving a small area exposed around the centre of one window for the aperture.
2. Then, take a piece of card board and using a standard hole punch, make a hole and tape the cardboard to the space you left uncovered for it (this is the aperture). Make sure there are no light leeks around the piece of board with the aperture punched in it.
3. Turn out the lights and let your eyes adjust, this may take some time, be patient. Works best at the brightest part of the day, and if you do a really good job of covering ever source of light in the room other than your aperture. Basically what you’ll see is everything out side your window projected onto the walls of the room, in my self portrait you can see the boats outside my window on my walls. If your walls are a dark colour try hanging up a white sheet. Neato!
The poster, in all of it’s finished glory: The combined effort of myself (photo) and Colleen Sweeney (design). Oh yea, and Humani-T Cafe is hosting gelato by donation day for a very worthy cause, Feed Nova Scotia. Show up, make a donation, eat some gelato.
These are the very first images shot in my brand new studio space! They are for a poster in the works from Colleen.
Some of my favourites from our trip to LA this month… I miss it already.
These are a mix of disposable camera, digital point and shoot and digital SLR.
I would like to thank the folks who made it to the opening of The Extra Curricular Art Club’s most recent group show at The View Point Gallery in Halifax last Thursday. Also, a big thanks to those who joined us for the artist’s talk this afternoon.
The photographs will be exhibited at The View Point until March 30th, Wednesday to Sunday, 12 to 5.
I also wanted to share this photograph (currently exhibited at the gallery), I call it “Slag Mountain.” It’s always been one of my favourite images. I took this photograph in 2006 with my brother. He helped me carry the view camera and tripod to get a closer view of what we knew as the mountainous pile of slag that had always loomed over our family’s neighbourhood. The image is also a perfect representation of what I’ve always tried to convey with my images from home: a beautiful, complicated mess.