26 Mar

Buddha

I decided to go with the buddha for today’s photo blog post, in honour of the meditation retreat I did this past weekend. I have a long way to go before I’m any good at it. I think my mind is just too chaotic.

24 Mar

Ancient Face

I recently gave a print of this image to a friend, so I thought I’d post it here. It’s good to dig up older creations to remind myself of work I’m happy with. This image was created specifically as a donation for the Textile Museum of Canada’s annual silent auction fundraiser. The face is a […]

22 Mar

Faith

Entitled “Faith”, this was my very first digital composite when I began learning how to use Adobe Photoshop. The image is created from five separate photographs, including the markings around the female subject’s eye. I realized after I had completed it that each detail of the piece (excluding the portrait) had a religious association – […]

20 Mar

Near and far away

Taken with a Canon EOS 500, using cross-processed Fujichrome Provia slide film. This is the third or fourth time I’ve worked with this film and it seems to have a lot of red in it when cross-processed. The colour bias isn’t always suitable, depending on the subject matter, but it works well with these two […]

19 Mar

Her name is Diana

My friend Christopher Evans recently lent me one of his Diana cameras to try out. The Diana is a plastic toy camera very similar to the Holga. Both shoot medium format film, and produce artsy fartsy photographs through their respective technical faults, such as vignetting and light leaks. The Diana’s image size is slightly smaller […]

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