An experiment

Quiet morning in the studio garden This post is an experiment on a couple of levels. First, I’m trying out the iOS WordPress app to write and post this. The app has been sitting on my tablet quietly for a long time, never drawing attention to itself until a...

Little bits

Used books FTW: I follow several local used-book stores on Instagram, and a week or so ago caught a pic of some titles on a shelf. Lo and behold the shelf held a few photo books, one of which had “Photography and Architecture” on the spine. To make a long...

The compulsion to create

One of the best things about VI is hanging out and collaborating with three very talented, creative artists (oh, and by the by: none of the three consider themselves to be “artists”). I’ve been thinking about creativity a lot recently, because my...

Through the aperture into 2020

This is my third – and last – quote calendar. I’ve set aside my practice in the past two years’ editions of stating a profession or vocation with the name of each person quoted. Labels can be such damnable things! January: Bill Brandt (1904 – 1983) β€œIt is...

Flattery

Let me start with an apology in advance: I’m rusty, very, very, very rusty at blogging. So this may be a rough read, folks. Here are a couple of action shots of VI editing and sequencing the images for our upcoming 2019.1 edition of “Call and...

Apropos of Cindy Sherman

Go. If you are at all interested in the intersection of art and photography, you must go. To see the show. That is: Cindy Sherman at the Vancouver Art Gallery (until March 8, 2020). This is the same show that was at the National Portrait Gallery in London earlier this...