Tableware, the plates and cutlery we eat off of is something we often take for granted. So sometimes it is nice just to slow down and look at it under the right light. I find one of my strongest influences always seems to be Paul Strand and his Abstractions.
Pasta is an amazing food, something i have been fascinated and enamoured with since my days as a cook. I love to look at it from different perspectives.
Street photography is a great way to hone your skills as a photographer. It was one of the first thing that drew me to photography. I have always been inspired by photographers like Robert Frank, Lisette Model and the irreverent images of Martin Parr to name a few.
Sin City, the City of Lights, America's Playground; I am not going to lie, I did not like Vegas. At least not what I was suppose to like about Vegas. I do not care much for gambling and the showy nature of the city was to much for me. What I did like is peeling back the covers of the city a bit and seeing its underbelly.
One day my wife and I took a walk from our hotel to the end of the strip, right to the beginning of Las Vegas Blvd. Vegas is very much like it is in the movies all glamour and glitz, but across the street for a large part of the strip is low end hotels, strip clubs and run down casinos. It is definitely a surreal place and to me very American.
Vegas is definitely worth the visit but if you get there and you find yourself bored, take a walk outside the casinos and beyond the strip and you will definitely see the other side of Vegas.
I was once a bit obsessed with Hockney's Joiners, his Pearblossom Hwy., 11 still inspires and impresses me to this day. The process of taking and the intricate nature or putting some of these images together is very appealing, they are like puzzles.
Like many Canadians I love summers and all our seasons. Each passing season is a reminder of how special the one before it was and the next one will be.
There is something beautiful about type and fonts, the curved lines, the straightness of some ascenders and descenders, the solidity of a serif.
Each Font has a personality of its own, by enlarging them and looking at them abstractly you really come to appreciate the beauty in something we see everyday.
Besides stills and motion capture I really enjoy designing with fonts and type.
I also enjoy creating vectors graphics, logos, icons, etc.. To purchase some of my icons view my profile on The Noun Project
This work started out with frustration, frustrated with the litter I saw everywhere. However, at the time I was reading a book at the The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor and one of the premises of the book was taking looking at things in a different light makinga negative a positive. So I thought about how to turn this into a positive while doing some street photography.
It was mid-day and sunny so I decided to use my shadow to interact with the garbage on the street. For fun I thought that some boundaries should be placed on the project:
1. No touching the object before I photographed it.
2. Use a shadow.
3. Pick up the litter after.
This series was done over a few weeks and I can to realize quickly the intricacy of shooting in this style. The images could only be taken from about 1-3PM each day, after and before the shadows cast were too long and I could not properly frame the shot. The time of year came into play to, as it moved closer to winter the time of day became earlier to take these shots and eventually a very limited window to photograph occurred. It was also challenging to express emotion with just one hand and a shadow, the correct piece of litter needed to be found to really get the images to work.