Great times in Whistler at the WSSF 2015 State of the Art opening night on Friday. A quick vid of the install - a number of very talented artists showing their work, grateful to be apart of it.
Just finishing up a few resin pours and transfers on images that are going into the State of the Art show in Whistler tonight for the #WSSF. Stoked.
We have been working on a number of fine art projects while back in Vancouver. One of the pieces I am really excited about is "mighty quinn", shot in the Brooklyn shipyards, the oldest dry dock in N America, the image is strong and calm. We finished it with a hand ground floating frame and a sheet of custom perforated aluminum. Dig the aesthetic and how it ties the freight project together. Take a look at the freight gallery for a few more images we are working on.........
Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf is a bit of paradise. A great way to start the year off with friends, family, wine and beaches. An idyllic setting for a few fine art images for an ongoing project. Look forward to more images in the series in 2015.
We spent a few days floating around the Great Barrier reef in N Australia this week. A spectacular natural experience - hard to believe there is talk about shipping and oil drilling in the area, would be a shame to endanger this area.
Bula from the land of kava and waves.
Auckland's Artweek is getting underway and we are excited to be a part of it. The "freight" series is on display at an outdoor venue in Queens Wharf on the Auckland waterfront. Check it out at Shed 10. The exhibition goes from Oct 10-24 2014. Head down and take a look and make sure to take in all of the amazing artwork presented during #Artweek. Big thanks to Artweek and Phantom for helping put the exhibition together.
We have been working on a few resin test in Auckland for a collaboration with the gallery Two Rooms. The series uses prints, mixed media and a resin finish to capture a "dreamscape" aesthetic. The goal is to utilize the process for a series that takes a look back into the recesses of memory and how idyllic those moment frozen in time truly are.
A recent trip to Tonga to swim with and photograph humpback whales proved to offer much more than anticipated - beautiful place, great experience.
Getting back into the water for the winter swells in NZ. Raglan was pumping on Monday but the calm between sets was serene. Looking forward to a new series of water shots over the next few months.
Did a locations scout in Tongariro Park NZ - thermal waterfalls and volcanoes - beautiful.
Spent the week in Singapore - 3rd largest port in the world. Great food, great opportunity for images.
The last time I was in Australia I had a backpack, a surfboard and unlimited free time. A few key images stuck with me through my travels and the pool at Bondi was one of them. I took advantage of a stop over and stayed a few days to get the shot I had remembered in my minds eye. A tilt shift lens, slight overcast and a little time. The stars aligned.
A few images from a recent trip to the cook islands for the freight project.
We have just completed the installation of fine art images in the Shangri-la Toronto hotel's bosk restaurant and selected suites. A continuation of the series of trees shot across Canada.
After one month in New Zealand we are settled and looking forward to the next 11 months. Work has started on a few projects but the main concepts will be coming into focus over the next month. Looking forward to great place, people and ideas. Feel free to be in touch with any experiences or suggestions - email@example.com.
The Nā Pali coast in Kauai is a place wild with beauty. It is the perfect back drop for a series of images captured for an ongoing project. Look for more to come.
New images from the freight series are in post production at the moment. Thought I would share a couple of behind the scenes images to show perspective. The scale of these massive vessels is hard to describe - the images speak for themselves. New images are in the works and will be posted in the series shortly.
Working on "freight" we have returned to Antigua to shoot seascapes, freighters and wrecks in the clear water. The beaches, 365 - a beach per day for a year - are beautiful and the water surreal and, when combined with the dramatic cloud that march across the sea, the images from this Caribbean island are spectacular. Looking forward to another week of exploration.