Travel

Aug 25th

2014

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Postcards from Newfoundland

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We’re 9,000Km, and 25 days, into this trip and I’m beginning to find a rhythm, learning to relax and see the place as it seems to want to reveal itself. I’ve photographed almost the whole trip so far on my iPhone, enjoying the simplicity and the constraints of  the square frame I’ve chosen, in part because of Instagram, in part because it seems to fit these more intimate, simple photographs. What freedom to be without the heavy gear and just focus on the experience. I’m processing all my work with VSCO’s excellent app – particularly loving some of their black and white treatments. It’s simple stuff – not much more than a good exposure and mostly just processed with their B5 “film”.”

We’ve seen moose, and this morning a pod of dolphins playing in the water just off the road as we pulled into Woody Point. And I’ve seen Western Brook Pond, in Gros Morne National Park, a place I’ve wanted to see for years, though I mourn the loss of my ability right now to do the hike that would take me to the views from the top of the mountains that were once fjords. And I’ve sat for hours in front of a roaring campfire (though I’m reluctant to mention that my sitting too close got the soles of my Blundstones good and melty. Oops. These poor boots have take a beating these recent years…)

This month Craft & Vision turns five years old. Last year that involved public humiliation for me. There was a tutu involved. This year it’s just a 5-day sale. If you subscribe to The Contact Sheet, C&V’s newsletter, you’ll get a short note each day letting you know which product is on sale for one-day only. Or you can go to the site and look for the orange sale stickers. I won’t spill it all, but for one day only my book, SEVEN will be $50 instead of $90, and the Created Image Video Series, Volume 01, will be $20 instead of $80. Each for one day only. If you’re looking to get in on a couple great deals, now’s the chance. Thanks for your support, we’d never have made it to 5 years without you.  Now, my coffee’s gone cold and the road is calling. See you soon!

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Aug 18th

2014

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Postcards from Labrador

After almost 7800km across this vast country, we arrived on the coast of Labrador a couple hours ago, to fog. The last couple hundred kilometers like so many before them, along bone-jarring rutted roads flanked with pine trees that seem at once both arthritic and anemic. The roads just seemed to go on and on, […]

Aug 6th

2014

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On The Road

The road has always called to me; perhaps it’s part of bearing the last name, duChemin, all my life, which means “of the road.” It’s in my blood too, born to a mother who was a nurse in the RAF when she met my father, a Canadian soldier, both stationed in Cyprus in the late […]

Aug 1st

2014

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I’m Outta Here!

Today we packed the Jeep and hit the road. We’re heading east, across Canada to Newfoundland and Labrador, and won’t head west again until the autumn leaves begin to turn, coming back to Vancouver around October 15. Time for an adventure, some silence, and a chance to play with the light while camping for two […]

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