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Postcards from Lucca

In News & Stuff, Postcards From..., Travel by David30 Comments

I’m sending these postcards with a heavy heart from Lucca, a night after the new attacks on Paris, hoping someone out there needs a reminder that there is still good in the world, that beauty remains as imperfect but undiminished as always. That our ways of expressing grief and compassion and empathy for others may, like beauty, not be perfect, …

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Postcards from Venice

In News & Stuff, Postcards From..., Travel by David14 Comments

Ciao from Venice! I shared this last week with 3 new friends in Venice, all here to do the first in what is, for me, a new kind of workshop. With just three students, all here to see Venice, of course, but also to work on a very specific body of work, it was a very intimate workshop. The week …

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Postcards from London

In News & Stuff, Postcards From..., Travel by David23 Comments

Some things are over far too quickly. 3 nights in London has gone by like a shot. But the days were packed with long walks and sights I haven’t seen since I was 15 years old, juxtaposed by things that weren’t even here 30 years ago. The city remains terminally cool – in fact it just seems to get cooler. …

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The Great Bear Rainforest

In News & Stuff, Travel, Wilderness by David30 Comments

There’s a patch of land on the coast of British Columbia that’s become known as the Great Bear Rainforest. Humpback whales make these waters their home, rising from the black water to throw their breath into the fog before diving again, their  massive flukes, crusted with barnacles, seem to wave goodbye as they do. The labyrinthine islands, low, shaggy emerald …

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Back in the Khutzeymateen

In News & Stuff, Postcards From..., Travel by David19 Comments

Three days is not enough for these adventures, even less so when Air Canada loses your luggage en route to Prince Rupert and you’re socked in by fog the first morning, but when we finally flew into the Khutzeymateen Inlet in British Columbia’s wild west coast, and began sitting with the grizzlies from our inflatable zodiac, it’s like time just …

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Below

In Life Is Short, News & Stuff, Travel by David20 Comments

What an unforgettable week. Last Sunday I closed the door of my Vancouver loft for the last time, threw my SCUBA gear into the Jeep and headed to the airport to pick up one of my best friends. We got on a ferry to Vancouver Island and headed north to Port Hardy, camping for a night along the way to …

Time Taken

In News & Stuff, SEE THE WORLD, Travel by David6 Comments

When I encourage younger photographers to take their time it’s because we tend to be obsessed with doing things faster and too often the speed with which we do things subverts our mindfulness and creativity. It also sabotages the chance for relationships, which won’t hurt you if you’re shooting air shows, but when you’re making portraits, those relationships are everything. …

Northern Kenya: A Case Study

In Craft & Vision, e-books, SEE THE WORLD, Travel by David10 Comments

Two weeks ago I returned from assignment work in northern Kenya. You’ve seen some of the work already. It’s by far my favourite work, done for my favourite organization – the Boma Project. In fact I like them so much that after my first assignment with them I became a donor, and committed to making my services part of that …