Come with me to Africa

In News & Stuff, Travel, Within The Frame Adventures by David7 Comments

One of the highlights of my year is my return to Africa. Last year we began with Orthodox Christmas in Lalibela, Ethiopia, and then the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Two back to back trips that were simply unbelievable. This year we’re doing it again, this coming January, and we’re inviting two small groups of people to come with us. The …

Make It Happen

In Just For Fun, Life Is Short, News & Stuff, Travel by David48 Comments

My mother was an officer in the Royal Air Force, a nurse who trained at Florence Nightingale’s St. Thomas’s Hospital in London. She met my father in Cyprus. She’s where I get at least 50% of my wanderlust. This weekend we were wandering around Coal Harbour, in Vancouver, when I made an off-the-cuff comment about jumping on a float plane. …

Kathmandu 2012

In News & Stuff, Travel, Within The Frame Adventures by David3 Comments

Join me, and Jeffrey Chapman, in Kathmandu this November for Tihar, the Nepalese Festival of Light. We’ll be in Kathmandu for 6 days and Bhaktapur for 6 days. As many of you know, Kathmandu is one of my favourite places in the world, a place of colour and texture and life like few other places, and Bhaktapur is all that …

From The Archives…

In News & Stuff, Rants and Sermons, Vision Is Better by David18 Comments

This post originally appeared as a guest post on Scott Kelby’s blog on May 13, 2009. I still believe this revolution is coming. Perhaps not for the photography industry, but for individuals. At least, I hope so… I believe we’re at a turning point in the way we, as an industry, approach our craft. Thanks to the internet, information moves …

The Vancouver Gathering

In Craft & Vision, News & Stuff, Photographically Speaking, The Craft, Vision & Voice, Vision Is Better, Workshops and Events by David22 Comments

On the weekend of August 17-19, I’m inviting 20 people to my home in Vancouver to share a weekend of photography together. We’re skipping the fancy marketing on this one and just calling it the Vancouver Gathering. The Gathering is not really a workshop, that implies work, but I know it’s going to get called one. This is a chance …

Unplugged.

In Emily and I, News & Stuff, Travel by David16 Comments

Fog. Hurley River Rd towards Gold Bridge, BC. I spent the last 3 days almost completely unplugged. We left early Wednesday morning and drove towards Whistler, then took a random forest service road to see where it would take us. It took us, it turns out, 8 miles up and then put us into 3 feet of slushy snow from …

Leaving Venice

In News & Stuff, Travel, Within The Frame Adventures by David22 Comments

The sun setting over Piazza San Marco, Venice. 2012 I dragged my bags across the cobbles of Venice just after 4am yesterday morning, the wheels bumping and echoing, exaggerating the surreal emptiness of the place. Just Venice and I, which is how goodbyes should be. Around the corner a taxi waited for me, a long, sleek wooden boat, the low …

Postcards from Sweden

In Craft & Vision, e-books, News & Stuff, Travel by David39 Comments

I’m just wrapping up an amazing week in Sweden. Spent part of it pubbing and exploring Stockholm, which is an incredible city, and so easy to travel. It’s got great public transport, and it’s small, and extremely friendly. English is so widely spoken I never once had that familiar dread of knowing I needed to mime my way through ordering …

Learn to Print. Get Free Stuff.

In Giveaways, News & Stuff, Workflow & Technical Issues by David

I’ve been at this over 25 years now. I love it. But as I’ve not let light through an open darkroom door in 15 years, it’s time to learn to print again. One of my goals for my eventual (and premature) return to Vancouver was to dig into printing, so moving into and setting up my new loft and office …

New HQ: A Quick Peak

In Just For Fun, News & Stuff by David42 Comments

A couple quick shots from the new Galactic Headquarters for both Pixelated Image Communications and Craft & Vision. A small loft in Vancouver’s Yaletown, and just big enough to call home when I’m not traveling and for Corwin and the rest of my team to make use of as an office. This has to be one of the best parts …