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Thinking about letting it die

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April 6th, 2017 Permalink

Too Cool for School

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September 1st, 2016 Permalink

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School Life

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December 30th, 2014 Permalink

A few images from work. I really do love my job. The kids are great most of the time and I get to make cool art projects as much as I want.

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A few images from work. I really do love my job. The kids are great most of the time and I get to make cool art projects as much as I want.

Cupcake

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December 16th, 2014 Permalink

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Planning Stage

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December 11th, 2014 Permalink

I am currently in the planning stage for my Spring Festival trip. I don’t have as much time as I would like, so I am trying to find a place to go that doesn’t have me spending 20 hours on a plane. It is tough though because with lay-overs, hitting the 20 hour mark is […]

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I am currently in the planning stage for my Spring Festival trip. I don’t have as much time as I would like, so I am trying to find a place to go that doesn’t have me spending 20 hours on a plane. It is tough though because with lay-overs, hitting the 20 hour mark is rather easy. I don’t want to say any of my potential locations yet, because at this early stage, things change.

Cities Revisited, Friends reaquainted.

February 8th, 2011 Permalink

It took an airplane, high speed train and a bus, but I made it back to Linping to see some old friends. Spring Festival is finally over and another trip down. I traveled to Shanghai, Hangzhou and Linping. I ate lots of food, I shared some stories and had a generally rad time. This is […]

It took an airplane, high speed train and a bus, but I made it back to Linping to see some old friends. Spring Festival is finally over and another trip down. I traveled to Shanghai, Hangzhou and Linping. I ate lots of food, I shared some stories and had a generally rad time. This is but a sample of the pictures that I took while I was there.

I am tired.

Things with Wheels

April 9th, 2010 Permalink

Car shows. I love them and I hate them. I am a car guy. I like nice cars. I hate the fact that I move lots and my car sits without me. I need it to go to someone who will take care of it. On the photography front. I like having a print house […]

Car shows. I love them and I hate them. I am a car guy. I like nice cars. I hate the fact that I move lots and my car sits without me. I need it to go to someone who will take care of it.

On the photography front. I like having a print house that I can trust with my work. I know when I drop a file off with Bill that it is going to come back looking mint. I have no desire to learn how to make nice digital prints. I make them look good on my screen, I take them to Bill and tell him to do his magic. It lets me focus on shooting.

Once I go back to China I am going to have to find a place. I dread this. It isn’t something that you find after one trip. Repeatability is the key. How will they handle dark prints? How will they handle over-saturated colors? Do they keep their gear clean?

With that said, do any of my Chinese friends have a place that you would recommend?

Strange Days

November 28th, 2008 Permalink

So I woke up this morning rather late for me. 7:15 am. I rolled around in bed for a while debating what I should do. The sun was shinning in my window. I reached over to my desk and grabbed “A Long Way Gone” by Ishmael Beah. It’s a book that I picked up a […]

So I woke up this morning rather late for me. 7:15 am. I rolled around in bed for a while debating what I should do. The sun was shinning in my window. I reached over to my desk and grabbed “A Long Way Gone” by Ishmael Beah. It’s a book that I picked up a while back and just didn’t begin.

Well I started on page one. Next thing I knew, it was 1:30 pm, the book was finished and I was in disbelief and amazement at what he went through. It is basically a biography of Ishmael’s life as a child soldier in Sierra Leone. He is about the same age as me and when I think that while I was hopping curbs on my BMX, he was strung out of cocaine and killing people, it makes my head hurt.

Also, tonight I was walking home from the park and happened upon a funny scene. A man who had obviously had too many beers was exiting a bar. He looked agitated. He grabbed a chair that was outside a restaurant, lifted it over his head and threw it into the window of he restaurant. Surprisingly the window didn’t break. Due to what I think was Chinese quality control deficiency, the CHAIR broke into about 50 pieces as it hit the window. An old lady of about 60 years of age came out and started to shove the man who looked to be about 40. I thought about intervening but what could I really do but get deported or something along those lines. Things settled and I left.

InTime Fashion Show

September 28th, 2008 Permalink

Being the only foreigner photographer has it’s advantages. First, I am taller than the Asians, so I often just shoot over their heads. Second, being a tall foreigner, the models gaze is naturally attracted to me as I stand out. Hence, my ratio of “models eyes looking into the camera” is really high. These shots […]







Being the only foreigner photographer has it’s advantages. First, I am taller than the Asians, so I often just shoot over their heads. Second, being a tall foreigner, the models gaze is naturally attracted to me as I stand out. Hence, my ratio of “models eyes looking into the camera” is really high.

These shots are from the InTime Wedding Show. As the weather is finally nice again (i.e. not 35′ C) the wedding season is going to start going nuts.

Unrelated note, why do the Chinese have this fear of planning holidays in advance? In Canada I KNOW when National Day (Canada Day) is. It is the same day every year, and the stat holiday is planned a year in advance. Here, no one can plan more than a week in advance. Drives me nuts some days…