Monthly Archives: September 2011

Favourite Cameras: Olympus OM-10

If you’re hunting for a first SLR camera, there’s probably no bigger bang-for-the-buck than an Olympus OM-10. Do a quick search and you’ll find them littering garage sales and eBay like confetti after a wedding. And they’re cheap too. You … Continue reading

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Ferry Man

I shot this on the ferry one morning in August during a voyage from Vancouver Island to the mainland. The car decks are usually deserted but for a few people slouched in their vehicles texting or talking on their cell … Continue reading

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Abstract Grass

One of the aspects of black-and-white photography I enjoy the most is that, with the slightest adjustment in composition, you can turn the most ordinary subject into something beautiful. And what could be more ordinary than a bunch of dried … Continue reading

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Favourite Cameras: Olympus Trip 35

In the two decades between 1968 and 1988, the Olympus camera company produced something like 10 million of these cameras.  That’s nearly one a minute, every minute, for 20 years. Apparently, they were popular. And why not? They’re simple and … Continue reading

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Sea-Tac Airport, Central Terminal

No matter where I fly, my journey always seems to involve a visit to Sea-Tac, or Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, as it’s more formally known. I’ve logged many hours there in the past few years that it’s starting to feel like … Continue reading

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International Harvester

While working with a new scanner, I found myself revisiting some previously overlooked photos. This one was snapped while wandering around Jasper in June 2009, while our car was being repaired at a local garage. I don’t know much about … Continue reading

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Twisting and Turning

I love trees.  I find the endless variety of their shapes and textures fascinating and, without getting all anthropomorphic here, I’m  struck by how often their features suggest the human body.  It seems somehow appropriate that our arms and legs … Continue reading

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All Mod Cons

I pulled this negative from my archives and decided to have a go printing it the other night. It was a relatively straightforward print to make since the limited tonal range that initially attracted me to the image didn’t need … Continue reading

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Favourite Cameras: Pentax Espio Mini (UC-1)

Have you ever had that anxiety dream — you know the one — where you show up for work or school and realize you forgot to wear pants?  Embarrassing!  My version of that dream is arriving at an amazing an … Continue reading

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