Category Archives: Portraits

The Catalyst

Here’s an easy one. Portrait. AQ Magazine’s final print edition. Subject: Howard Jang. Bright yellow ladder in the dance studio and a fortuitous collision of existing light and floor markings. Advertisements

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Northern Light

Having cut my teeth in a market where the generalists are the survivors, I’ve enjoyed doing a wide variety of photographic work. Vancouver doesn’t forgive a high level of specialization when you’re a photographer. You’ve got to genuinely love a … Continue reading

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Jonathon Young under the tent as Feste and Hamlet

Jonathon Young I’ve always been a fan of small, independent theatre companies and for the last 20 years or so have pretty much missed most of the city’s bigger productions. I generally prefer things like Itsazoo’s staging of Edward Albee’s … Continue reading

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More to do with books…

This is a portrait from the night of October 16th, 2012 of literary translator David Scott Hamilton whose work on Nelly Arcan’s “Exit” was nominated for a Governor General’s Award in 2011. Both the book (translated from the French) and … Continue reading

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Pigment & Sound: Etienne Zack & Scott Morgan (aka loscil)

I recently shot two of my favourite artists; painter Etienne Zack and ambient musician Scott Morgan (aka loscil) both of whom are currently based in Vancouver (though Etienne is soon headed back to L.A. for a spell). These are two … Continue reading

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About Face

This is my favourite portrait from the Group of Eight series on Vancouver visual artists I did for Vancouver Review’s Fall 2010 issue #26. This one is of Jeff O’Brien, fine-art photographer of many an abject urban streetscape. I wanted … Continue reading

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aq focuses on ai and iq

I love working with art director Jane Edwards Griffin on AQ covers. We have fun, meet interesting people and we’re always happy with the results. In this case we spent some time with Philippe Pasquier who is recently transplanted from … Continue reading

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Mr. Invisible

This was fun to shoot. A genuine Private Eye. A genuine reflection of one of the things he does on a daily basis: going through people’s waste! This went on to get a “Best Cover Art Direction” nomination at the … Continue reading

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Close Call with Veda Hille

This was taken a few years ago. It was a hot summer’s day on the rear balcony at “Red Square” on Commercial Drive. Veda and I were chatting between takes when barbecue smoke began swirling around just so. This image … Continue reading

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Snowboarding Hopefuls Ten Years On

This one goes back more than a decade! The first magazine cover I ever shot was of an Olympic gold medalist sprinter. It won a Best Portrait award at the Western Magazine Awards. Ever since, I have kept my eye … Continue reading

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