a photographer talks

Monday, March 29, 2010

what a weekend

I took part in a UGM orange day photowalk see I tried to take photos of orange things

city of vancouver

We walked around gastown and then down to Crab Park were I found this in a small pond area. I saw the movie, Beautiful Bones a few weeks ago and this strange sceneI am sure was in the movie.

reminds me of the film Lovely Bones

Chi Pig looked amazing in his gold suit at Joe Shithead's yard sale at the Railway Club Saturday afternoon.

Chi at the Railway today

Joe showed us where to put 1/2 of our ticket stub for the draw. Either end of the ticket was fine.

Joe holds up the pitcher to put tickets in for draw

Miles was one of the 3 winners for the draw at Shitheads yard sale. Lucky Miles.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Place to Bury Stranger Mar 13, 2010

I was going to the Venue to take photos of A Place to Bury Strangers, and The Big Pink. I have seen A Place to Bury Strangers and like them, also I enjoy the challenge to take photos of them, they play on a very dark stage, stark light and then no light. It was an early show, and I was to be there at 7:15 PM. I decided to walk, and took this picture while walking over the Georgia viaduct, the Dunsmuir side. I walked downtown often durning the Olympics but this viaduct was closed. They are taking down the fence below.

Just inside the main hall at the Venue their is a large back lit wall of this red design. I took 2 photos, this was the second one.

red & black

Each bar has this lighting where the liquor is displayed.

A Place to Bury Strangers

This is one of the 1st photos as the bass comes out of the fog, well just the head comes out of the fog.

When I pick out photos for the public, I miss some that touch me on a different level, that shapes and space appeal to me and yet they could not be the 'usual' rock photos. I like this photo of Oliver, and yet it does not hold a lot of information.

There are colours.

Now it's time to take a break and listen to some of their music at

Well these are not the photos I sent to the Skinny to publish if they do. I have enjoyed looking for other shots, let me know what you think of this off centre publication of photos on my blog.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

inside my house

I bought a new camera, 50D and Have been using in my house to take a collection of of photos of some of the vignettes. Some I have posted on Flickr and some not, but a collection is here. This 1st photo is taken from the 'control seat' in my TV room looking into a very messy library. I will add the cleaned up one when I get it done.

new camera and  same library, bit messy

I have a modest collection of hats, and this is one hanging on the wall of the library.


The gilt clock has been mine for as long as I can remember, it may have come from my dad's great Aunt Florie about 1955, we received a lot of things from her estate, that would be a nice photo collection. Anyway back to the clock, It never worked and it may have had hands at some time. Above the clock is a plastic ear, that's a pencil sharpener my son gave me, there is a nose somewhere also. The rabbit is a box that comes apart with some tricks.

handless clock from my childhood

The photo is to the right of the photo with the clock in the library, the rabbit is a bank and advertising item for Wabasso bedding.

bunny in the back

I have a modest collection of buttons. When I was a child we drove to my nana and grandpa's and stayed there on weekends. On Sunday I was not allowed to play with toys, it was child's work, so I looked through my nana's button boxes. I keep them in jars to see them.


This shelf has the photo case that my father carried inside his army uniform. The photo to the left is their wedding photo and the on the right is my mom. She never came to this house and yet I often feel her here. Hi mom.


This shelf has a mug by my mom to the left and the the right of that is a mug by my dad then my sewing box. I took the DeSoto ashtray I took from a truck at the dump on Bowen Island years ago.

DeSoto ash tray

The crock came from my mom's collection of crocks it is E. S. & B. New Brighton PA. 2 gallon preserve jar.

crock and candle sticks

There is no writing on this crock, it's shape tells me it's a butter crock, there are some books in this photo, after all it is the library.

a short crock

Friday, March 12, 2010

torch run downtown

I was down town yesterday and saw the torch 2 times on it's travels to the opening of the Paralympics games that open today.

Murray Siple on the left, film maker, seen waiting for his turn with the torch relay. Murray wrote and produced a wonderful movie 'Carts of Darkness'

check it out if you can.

Thursday, March 4, 2010