24 Jan

Cuban Soul

In my quest for a suitable venue to show my work this year I came across the wonderful little gallery at Havana Restaurant on Commercial Drive. The current exhibition is called Cuban Soul, featuring the work of Surrey-based photographer Gabor Gasztonyi. His black & white photographs were taken in the barrios of Havana, Cuba and […]

23 Jan

Utata Weekend Projects

Over on the photo sharing community of Flickr there is an interesting and very active group called Utata that was originally started by Catherine Jamieson. She wanted to create a salon in the traditional sense, where people could gather to talk, share, learn and grow. The group has become a very vibrant community that I’m […]

21 Jan

Polaroid Transfers

If you’re looking for something new to try with your photography I highly recommend experimenting with some of the alternative photographic processes that are available. Years ago I took a workshop on Polaroid Transfer that I quite enjoyed, and was very happy with the results from the session: About these prints: the top photo is […]

19 Jan

Scanner Photography

An interesting item on the scanner photography project of Mike Golembewski was brought to my attention today via Utata. He’s spent the last several years experimenting with homemade digital cameras created from combining a flatbed scanner and a large format film camera. “Instead of building a camera that mimicked the functionality of a traditional photographic […]

15 Jan

Studies in Motion

If you’ve done any reading on the early history of photography then Eadweard Muybridge is a name that you’ll surely recognize. He began his career as a landscape photographer in the mid 1800s, gaining recognition for his photographs of the American West between 1868 and 1873. The work Muybridge is most well known for are […]

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