While much of Belfast is pristine, with lots of 21st century money and glass and capitalism, it only takes a short gander of the main street to see shades of a city ravaged by bombs and fires. The following photos illustrate this. This mall is at the centre of Belfast’s capitalist prosperity. But take two […]Read More The Two Belfasts – Street-scapes of Inequality
Portraits don’t only show people and their personalities. Just as much they can show relationships, interactions, ways of being together. We might think it’s nothing – it’s just “having your photo taken with someone”. But this is decieving – how we feel about other people is likely revealed, whether we mean it or not, when […]Read More Travel Portraits (Part 3)
Katia, our fearless leader, was always wearing some kind of scarf on her head. Scarves on the head are actually quite important in Palestine. Whether you wear it to cover your hair for religious reasons or reasons of modesty and cultural sensitivity, or to protect your face from the sun, or to express solidarity with […]Read More Travel Portraiture, or Wearing Scarves on your Head (Part 2)
Inspired by my recent experience at event photography (and the jump in viewership it seemed to create), I’ve decided to put up some of the portraits I took last year in Palestine. In general, I’ve hesitated to put portraits up on the blog because I felt they were more personal, and less interesting to a […]Read More Travel Portraiture (Part 1)
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.Read More Event Photography/Reflections on Portraiture
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 […]Read More Saturna Island, B.C.
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. […]Read More Dave
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 […]Read More Joseph’s Tools, al-Nāṣira (Nazareth)