Planning Is Just Guessing. But With More Pie Charts and Stuff.

In News & Stuff, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, Uncategorized, Vision Is Better by David22 Comments

I taught at VanArts this morning, by which I really mean I talked for two hours and hoped those beautiful young minds would learn something from my string of disconnected thoughts. One of the things I  talked about, though with my tendency to digress, I have no idea which rabbit-hole I was down when my time ran out, was poetically …

OFF TO REHAB.

In News & Stuff, The Italian Incident, Uncategorized by David87 Comments

Just a quick note to let you know an unexpected spot has opened for me at The Rehab Centre in Ottawa. It’s a residential thing, so tomorrow I’m moving back to the hospital for the month of August. There they will kick my ass for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Then they’ll let me go home for …

Catching Up

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Monument Valley in Utah. Me and my shadow. It’s now been well over a month and 5500 miles since I left home. And while I’m conscious of how nervous I was when I left, I’m now well past that. I am, not to rub it in, deliriously content. As I write this I’m taking a break from some much needed …

Where In the The World, April-May 2010

In Travel, Uncategorized, Where In the World by David8 Comments

This morning I begin travelling to Italy. On Thursday morning, after a couple stops on the way, I’ll arrive in Genoa to meet up with Jeffrey Chapman. A couple days later we begin the first of two Italy Within The Frame workshops. 2 solid weeks in Liguria followed by an extension to Venice and then almost a week on my …

A Somewhat Foggy Ethiopian Meditation

In Just For Fun, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, Thoughts & Theory, Travel, Uncategorized, Without The Frame by David20 Comments

I wrote this earlier this year to stave off the insanity of jet-lag one night while on a particularly challenging assignment in Ethiopia. It’s a little stream-of-consciousness and I offer it for what it is. In my defence, my mind was a little foggy from the jet-lag. If you’re looking for wisdom, move along – nothing to see here. The …

We Need More Obsessions

In Books, Images, Influences, Uncategorized, VisionMongers by David9 Comments

The cover of Paul Nicklen’s new book, Polar Obsession. I’m captivated by Paul Nicklen and his work right now. His book, Polar Obsession, is on its way from Amazon and I can’t wait until it arrives. I haven’t been this excited about a book coming my way for a while. I might even be more excited about this one arriving …

And The Winner Is…

In Giveaways, Uncategorized by David14 Comments

Just over a week ago we announced that in a fit of lovin’ for my readers, the fine folks at Data Robotics were giving away one DROBO. I waxed poetic and enthusiastic about how much I love my Drobo (I have two – an original USB model, and a current FW800 model, both sitting on my desk), mentioned how vulnerable …

Lumen Dei Ladakh – ONE spot open

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We had an unexpected opening in our sold-out Lumen Dei tour in Ladakh, India, this September. This is a chance to spend two weeks with Ami Vitale, Matt Brandon, and myself in some breathtaking places honing your skills. Ami’s not only a brilliantly talented photographer (National Geographic, etc.) but she’s a lovely gal with way too much energy, a keen …

Field Report: TTP Streetwalker and Belly Dancer.

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3 am. I thought I had escaped the jetlag this time. I couldn’t have been more wronger. So I used a different rig this time; while shooting in Bangladesh I left my Think Tank Steroid Belt, Digital Holsters, and Pixel Racing Harness in my room and took (1) my Think Tank Streetwalker Hardrive backpack and (2) my Think Tank Belly …