The Gift

In Life Is Short, SEVEN, The Craft, The Life Creative, Thoughts & Theory by David17 Comments

The gift of photography is that it teaches us to truly see. This is as true of the photographer with the camera to his eye as it is to the person who experiences the photographs. The camera, subject to so many more limitations than the human eye, the limitations of the frame especially, excels because of those limitations, not despite …

SEVEN is shipping!

In News & Stuff, SEVEN, Workshops and Events by David28 Comments

First, here’s a desktop wallpaper for July. This is quickly becoming one of my favourite photographs, and I don’t really do favourites. Click the image to make it big, then do the “Set as Desktop Wallpaper” thing by your favourite method. Now, the morning news, with apologies for being off the air so long… The elves have been busy, which …

SEVEN: Vancouver Launch Party

In Craft & Vision, News & Stuff, SEVEN by David23 Comments

On Wednesday, June 5th, I’m inviting you to join me as we take the wrappers off my first art book: SEVEN. It’s a small event, just me (and my fantastic team), my new book, and a chance to have a glass of wine or cup of coffee in Vancouver’s fantastic Gastown. If you wanted a chance to pick up a …

Building SEVEN: It’s Printed!

In Books, Craft & Vision, News & Stuff, SEVEN by David8 Comments

SEVEN, my fine-art book, is almost ready for the binders. I spent Friday and Saturday at Hemlock Printers watching sheet after sheet come off the press, a massive 10-unit Heidelberg Speedmaster. Each form is a sheet of paper with 6 pages per side, 12 sides in all. The pressman would put the plates on the machines, and run test after …

April Desktop Wallpaper

In News & Stuff, SEVEN, Wallpapers, Within The Frame Adventures by David4 Comments

From Northern Kenya this January, a herder brings his flocks home under the setting sun to celebrate Almatho. I didn’t anticipate this one. We’d been out the night before making portraits and I’d seen similar scenes. I thought the herds were home now. But the next night they kept rolling in, and the celebrations began. I spent a couple hours …

SEVEN Now Available for Pre-Orders

In Books, Craft & Vision, Images, News & Stuff, SEVEN, Travel by David33 Comments

  Today we’re launching my first fine-art book, SEVEN. It’s a retrospective collection of the personal work I’ve done over the last 7 years on 7 seven continents.  This is a limited edition book and once those 1,000 signed and numbered copies are gone, they’re gone. Today we’re announcing pre-orders of this limited edition, and giving you 7 days to …

Building SEVEN: It’s coming!

In Books, Craft & Vision, News & Stuff, SEVEN by David21 Comments

Next week I’m releasing my fine-art book, SEVEN, for pre-orders. Tuesday, March 26 is your chance to reserve your copy. On Wednesday we’ll be telling the world but it seems only right that you folks get your chance first. And if you reserve your copy within the first 7 days, you can save $15 on either edition. I’ll spill the …

Building SEVEN: The Mock-Up

In Craft & Vision, News & Stuff, SEVEN by David19 Comments

On Friday I got my hands on the mock-up of the physical book that will this spring become SEVEN, my 160-page fine-art book. If you know me at all you know I’m not given to hiding my enthusiasm and I’m pretty sure I’ve been grinning about this all weekend. The cover is embossed, and a little understated, in a warm …

Building SEVEN: Initial Proofs!

In Giveaways, SEVEN by David14 Comments

Last week I sent a collection of 15 images to Hemlock, the printers in charge of making my 2013 fine-art book called SEVEN. I wrote a post about my fears surrounding the CMYK conversions. I was equally nervous about how my black and white images would turn out after Hemlock’s pre-press ninjas converted them to duo-tones. I shouldn’t have worried. …