It’s finally summer in T.O. Just a pair of shots to celebrate the return of the sun.
San Diego Snapshots
I spent the last week in San Diego for work and brought the Fuji X10 with me to take some snapshots along the way. These are my favorites.
Over the last two years, when time would allow, I have focused my energy on a personal project that explores the amazing work of internationally renowned Canadian architect Frank Gehry. During my month away I got the chance to add another 2 buildings to my growing collection of images.
The First is the Guggenheim in Bilbao. Since I started this project, it was one building that I could not wait to shoot. I love all the metal buildings, however the Guggenheim has some of the craziest lines and angles of all of Gehry’s buildings. I got extremely lucky the light cooperated on the day I went to shoot it, and I think I got a fantastic result. So good in fact, that I present 2 images today, because I simply can’t pick.
The second building was the Dancing House in Prague. This is by far the most difficult building I have shot to date. The mix of concrete and glass presented a whole host of challenges, but after wandering back and forth around the building for almost an hour, I feel that I came away with something that I am happy with.
For those of you who are interested, I recently updated my website and put the whole Gehry Series in one place You can find it Here
A Month Away
I was lucky enough to spend most of the month of December, and the first part of January traveling around Spain and France. Today is just a short post written through the fog of jet lag of some of my favorite shots from the trip.
I was especially lucky to visit the Guggenheim in Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry, with whom I am more than a little obsessed (more on that in the coming days)
Last week I was given the opportunity to go down to New York for a couple days for work, it was pretty busy, but on the last day I got a chance to go out and wander around for a couple hours with my camera.
Besides the obligatory shot of the Brooklyn Bridge the afternoon gave me a chance to continue my obsession with the buildings of Frank Gehry. These two shots are of the IAC building, it is a pretty incredible structure, and is meant to give the feeling of a sail boat.
Toronto is a great place to shoot architecture. Last week I hopped on my bike and spent the day riding around looking for interesting buildings and interesting shapes. These were two of my favorites.
I had the opportunity to put this creative together with a pair of awesome divers from Dive Calgary. I made the mistake last time I was out west of not shooting enough for myself, this is the first of a handful of creatives I have shot in the last couple weeks, so hopefully there is more work to come.
Way Out West
I have been working in Calgary for the last couple months, I am back in Toronto briefly and had a chance to sit down and pick some of my favorites from my weekend escapes to the mountains.
I took a trip out to Alberta’s badlands with my good friend Ryan HK, He was looking for a couple shots of his new motorcycle and I was looking to try out my new D800.
I am really impressed with this camera, but I won’t bore you with all the specs, it has been talked about by people a lot smarter than me everywhere else on the internet. All I can say is that I love the files and I can’t wait to shoot more with it.