Last thursday I had my first experience as an event photographer. I found it quite enjoyable, specifically because my favourite kind of photography is spontaneous portraiture and this was an experience where nearly everyone was happy and excited to have their picture taken by a “professional” photographer.
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Fifty six days into the hunger strike, Khader Adnan is starting to get widespread coverage, even in the mainstream American media, and messages of solidarity from around the world. SIgnificantly his struggle has gotten his message of protest, which is simply against his illegal administrative detention, to be at least mentioned in CBS, CNN, MSNBC, […]
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Saturna Island, British Columbia is one of my favourite places, and the hike beginning at the summit of Mt. Warburton and descending the Brown Ridge is amoung the most scenic in the world. Eventually you can descend all the way to the water, but for much of the hike the grade is easy as you […]
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Much of political discussions on resistance remain caught up on the morality or effectiveness of non-violent tactics, violent tactics, inclusion and exclusion, what offends and what reaches out to enemies. But when these discussions happen in abstraction of the needs of particular circumstances, I believe they are almost entirely without value, and serve to do […]
Read More The most violent form of non-violent resistance: Khader Adnan’s hunger strike
Dave, Milan and I have shared a passion for photography for many years. In this photo, taken on a trail north of Deep Cove, British Columbia, on the shores of Indian Arm, you can see Milan holding Dave’s F90x, zooming in on the horizon with what is probably Dave’s old Nikon Nikkor AF 28-105 3.5-4.5. […]
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According to legend and biblical narrative, Jesus’ father Josepth had his workshop in Nazareth. And it was in Nazareth that I took this photo last year on my birthday, July 4th. Although there were some modern tools, they sit alongside hammers and files, showing both how much and how little the work of human hands […]
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Ken Rockwell runs an excellent photo gear review site. It’s the best because while he’s himself an uber-nerd about equipment, he recognizes at the same time that equipment doesn’t really matter, and that photography is about images rather than cameras. He is currently hosting a photo contest, sponsored by Adorama. The prize is a tablet […]
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In an interview released today, Fukuyama described the central problem with Occupy Wall Street as a response to the problems liberal democracies face today: I really do not take [the occupy wall street movement] seriously, because its social base is extremely narrow. It consists mostly of the same kids that were protesting in 1999 in Seattle […]
Read More The False Enmity between Activists and Working Class Conservatives