Village Gardener

In late summer I was approached by ATB Agriculture and Village Beer to produce a short video on the making of a new beer they were going to produce this fall, called Village Gardener Beer. I set out to document 4 community gardens in Calgary, Alberta as they worked with their plots and produced some items to be used for the new special run beer. It was the longest video piece I have worked on taking almost 2 months from start to finish, including all the shooting, editing, creating music and colour grading the piece. It was a super fun and successful project, let me know what you think.

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Street Shooting Saturday’s

As most of my friends know, I almost always carry a camera around. It’s easy when you are a full time photographer, you always need one. What I have always done is shoot little slice of life photos, street photography or portraits, just because I felt there was an image there. So many times that image did not get published anywhere. Of course now with the publishing platforms of Instagram, Tumblr, and blogs, we have a home for these and many more photographs. So I am going to try and post a photograph I shot just for myself each week on Saturday here. I know I always have too much on my plate to do a pictures a day for 365 days like some photographers do, but in this new publishing world, it will give you a glimpse into what I see each week. Stay tuned…

At Weeds Coffee house.
At Weeds Coffee house.

Paris

I  recently shot a travel assignment for the Toronto Star, which is in today’s paper following in the footsteps of some of the great street photographers that have wondered the streets of Paris, one of the grand cities of the world. I took my 16 year son on a little European vacation hitting London first, then the high speed train to Paris. Paris, no matter what time of year, is simply a magical city. Incredible food, fantastic coffee,  wonderful art and great street life. The second you are home, Paris starts calling you back…

Lovers on the Pont des Arts Bridge
Lovers on the Pont des Arts Bridge
Tourists capture a selfie near the Eiffel Tower
Tourists capture a selfie near the Eiffel Tower
A waiter gets chairs ready for the morning rush at Place Edmond Michelet
A waiter gets chairs ready for the morning rush at Place Edmond Michelet
Decadent desserts down every street
Decadent desserts down every street
Artist painting at the Louvre
Artist painting at the Louvre
The famous Cafe De Flore
The famous Cafe De Flore
Shopping for books at Shakespeare & Company
Shopping for books at Shakespeare & Company
Making fresh crepes near the Trocadéro
Making fresh crepes near the Trocadéro
The painting Gabrielle d'Estrées, from the School of Fontainebleau
The painting Gabrielle d’Estrées, from the School of Fontainebleau
A unicyclists rides on the Rue Saint Honoré
A unicyclists rides on the Rue Saint Honoré
Sunset at the Place de la Concorde
Sunset at the Place de la Concorde