It’s her birthday today I just heard.. so Happy Birthday Carly!
Esi wrote the book Half Blood Blues which was the winner of the Giller Prize and a finalist in the Booker and Governor Generals. Its a story set in Paris in 1940 about a group of Jazz musicians.
Nice big section on women who are cultural influencers in the November Issue of Fashion Magazine. Portraits and stories. Go get it and enjoy for the long weekend. We are off to Lund for some fishing, foraging, fires and festivities. Here’s the article.
Summer’s lingering long enough to do a last swimwear shoot right here in town. The thing that’s great about photography is that you get to do all kinds of things with all kinds of people. Like being out on the beach at the end of the day on Wednesday as the sun sinks into the ocean behind the trees.
Suit and bottoms designed right here in Vancouver by cuchebikinis.
Last summer the Women’s World Cup had me fixed to the television cheering like crazy and this year at the Olympics it was the same. Although I have to say I think I spent all the energy I had during the Canada vs USA game. What a game!!! I spent some time with the women’s Whitecaps squad this summer and thought I’d post a few pictures of the future Team Canada ! The short and the tall.
I came across a photograph of his recently in a double page spread. Beautiful composition and a wonderful series.
You can see the NY TIMES story here.
You can also check out more of Grey’s archive on his website.
I was going through some old pictures today and a delightful journey it was. I look at a photograph of the Cinch ( a sore spot sometimes because Nylon Magazine lost the film!!! ) and I am right back in the late afternoon sun with all of them going down to the water and asking them to wade in because the light falling on the deep blue Pacific incoming tide was extraordinary and I could see how I would have a full contact sheet of images that would later give me the shivers to look at. Anyways, I love my photographs and sometimes they never get seen and it’s a real shame. So on Thursday I think I might start posting some from the vaults. At least I will be able to see them again. They will probably be random. Not that they are all that old either just been tucked away to make room for new things. Without further ado .. tad a!
To see all of the amazing new suits please go to WWW.CUCHEBIKINIS.CA
Doing the album art with Haggatha yesterday which involved forests, beaches, snowy mountains and rivers. Vancouver, what a place. We can go from a nude beach to deep snow in an hour.
The top photo was just before going into the woods. While we were on the trail a foreign university student stopped to ask me where the trail went. After our exchange he paused and asked one more thing. ” Is it dangerous ? “
Another shot I love from the shoot on Mt Washington. So many nice ones. It’s so refreshing to be able to create so much in such a small amount of time. All I can think of right now is where can I find some more people to do more for personal portfolios! I gotta run, the sun it out!!
(They are actually on the right side of the sign though)
Testing my WordPress to Tumblr to Facebook to International Space Station to Fiji linking system If you are in Fiji and get this right away please light a flare so I can tell you got it!
I love having this small chalkboard patch in the kitchen… you never know what’s going to turn up on it after people have been round.
I just heard Sarah was injured in Salt Lake City. I met her on a photo shoot and spent the day with her around her home. Get well soon Sarah!!
Just read that Sarah has passed on. Although I only knew her from the shoot and a few emails afterwards I was deeply saddened. Clearly she was an amazing person to many people and contributed a lot of positive energy to the world around her. I saw some of that last winter in Squamish.
Here are a few extra photographs from that day. Rip it up in heaven Sarah!