I’ve recently been commissioned to recreate a shot of Calgary based on a photo taken in 1941. A company downtown is going to be using it overlayed with the original image and use it as wall paper in their offices. As I was trying to get the perfect angle to match the original photo, some geese flew in the shot. I was shooting HDR and I really like the way the birds seem have ghost shadows.
I have always had a love affair with books and writing. Growing up I rarely removed my nose from books. I have also dabbled and been published a couple times in both conceptual and lyric poetry. Additionally, I used to edit for an underground experimental literature magazine based out of Calgary called Filling Station and am also two months from finishing my degree in English Literature. Unfortunately, I’ve been so busy with my various projects that I had to let that one go last spring.
Last week I was hired to do promo shots for the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program at the University. Here are my sexy Canadian Lit models from this morning. Some of these will be used in banners at the upcoming Neil Gaiman talk on February 24th!
So, I take pictures, yes. But I also trained in classical piano for 12 years. I had long neglected my musical side but have recently been inspired by friends and by the awesome community I’m surrounded by to start working at it again in a different, more creative capacity. I collaborated with Calgary Glitch Hop/Westcoast Bass/Midtempo producer Jnana on this track called Rooftop Nocturne that is out on his EP Cycles today on the Oakland label Street Ritual.
Also featured on the release is a collaboration with Vancouver’s multi-talented beatboxer, vocalist and producer Shamik. He seriously lays it down on ‘Switch the Tip.’ Big ups to all artists involved in this. The theme of the EP is coming together to create, staying grounded, staying humble. You can grab a copy of the release as well as have a listen here.
Much <3. Much Bass.
February 17 2014
Finally, some quiet.
Alternate Edit of Sydney
James & Ashley’s Wedding.
May I just say how difficult the lighting was to deal with in the venue haha.
Doing our thing (the lovely Sarah)
What downtown YYC looks like at sunrise with -29 air temperature.
Feb 5 2014