Welcome to the February newsletter, thanks for your interest! Here on the south coast we have had our usual winter weather with periods of rain and even some snow. I have been able to get out to photograph and to hike in some local areas though between those rain and snow events. As March approaches it feels like winter is starting to break, I even saw some snowdrop flowers today on my neighbourhood walk.
Enjoy the articles this month, be safe, and we’ll chat again soon!
Grease is the Theme
This month I have been photographing for two new clients where grease seems to be the common theme. The first is an automotive shop where I photographed the staff’s headshots to go with their updated websites. Brian the owner had a ready smile! The second client is an industrial hose and fittings company that requires product shots for their catalogs and web store. When photographing those parts, there is a certain angle that they require the photo to be taken from to match the style they have.
Snow on Burnaby Mountain
Metro Vancouver does not receive snow often and when it does, it doesn’t tend to last long. So on a recent snowfall I headed off to Burnaby Mountain to photograph in the woods and the Simon Fraser University campus.
I enjoyed the stark nature of the snow with soft muted lighting and being immersed in the snowfall. I feel that this series invokes the mood that I feel when I’m out walking in a snowfall. Words to describe the mood are: quiet, sombre, in touch with my surroundings, and calmness.
Focusing on Abstracts
Lately I have been feeling like I have not been working on my abstracts enough or with enough conviction. With this in mind, I headed out on a few trips with the goal of focusing on creating interesting and creative abstracts. Overall I feel like I achieved my objective of creating a larger body of abstracts this month.
Red and Yellow at Granville Island
On a recent visit to Granville Island, I noticed how much I was attracted to the reds and yellows that are ever present there. Each of these photos has a strong red or yellow component to them.