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I’ve been quite busy working on other projects, and while I have been shooting, I haven’t been updating the blog. So the first post, which was shot back in March, are the digital stills I took in Vegas when I was there for NAB. I didn’t take photos at the conference, but enjoyed it a lot!
Finally, the M6 which I sent out to Kindermann eight months ago is finally back. It didn’t take him that long to finish working on it, but it was an expensive fix, so now that its back in my hands, I got right to using it. First up, two rolls of Neopan, most of which I shot at The Vancouver Remembrance Day Celebrations, with a few outside shots to get used to it again.
Throughout the last summer, I was not shooting much of my own work, instead focusing on a lot of wedding work with Sohal Photography. I did manage to shoot through two rolls of Tri-x between Sept-Oct.
When I was first getting into street photography, and truth be told back into photography after a short hiatus in the early 2000s, I took my old Konica SLR with kit lens and expired Minolta film down to the DT East Side often, taking portraits and capturing some unique insights into the people who live and work there. In this case, an elderly man who may be long passed away now, some 7-8 years later. He sat quiet, carving pipes with a dollar store x-acto knife.
“I also fix watches, but I prefer to work with wood”
I’ll be honest. It has been a long time since I dusted off the D300 for street photography. I’ve primarily been shooting digital for commercial work only, and most personal projects with film, but I decided to just take it easy and capture some street frames on a camera I may have been ignoring for ‘fun’ work over the last two years.
Italian Day on Commercial Drive is one of the few times a year that they shut down the busy street to cars in favour of hundreds and thousands of people, families, hipsters, and photographers. The event focuses on Italian heritage prevalent in the area, thus you are able to take in all sorts of pastas, deserts, and other italian dishes at the many food carts, booths, and restaurants.
I’ve been sitting on these rolls for a while as I have been working on a few other projects, but that being said, they still aren’t that old. Shot about a month ago to present, They basically represent a slow late April and early May. I am hoping to have only one more roll through the GR1s before my M6 is back after being freshly CLA’d and repaired. I can’t wait.
I finally got around to sending my M6 out for repair, but the other week I went out with another local Vancouver shooter, Frank Nelissen and really felt good about what I captured.
It’s been a little while since I have had any street photographs to share. That’s mostly been because of poor weather, but also due to the fact my Leica is still not fixed, as it has gotten put off week to week to week since I don’t have a lot of film right now. April should see a huge order go through, and the M6 fixed – but until then, here are some more shots with the RICOH GR1s
I really wish that the windows on the seabus had tinting in them. A bit of an ironic shot – reading Life of Pi on the boat.
One of the things I look forward to the most every Feb 14th isn’t Valentines day as I don’t need a holiday to love my special lady more (seeing as every day I should be doing that), but the Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women from the Downtown East Side of Vancouver. It’s a very powerful event, and I am honored to have been a part of it through my camera three of the last four years. It’s one of those days that you can tell lifts a heavy burden off the shoulders of survivors, and fills the hearts of friends, family members of the DTES women, and a large contingent of complete strangers intent on showing their solidarity. I’ll end on that, and let the photos speak for themselves.