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Ten galleries of images representing David's work, both personal and professional, over the last 8 years.

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If you've tried the books about gear and long for something more, David's poured his heart into 20 books and ebooks for you.

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Two carefully curated collections of 24 beautiful fine-art prints and folios for your walls or your personal collection.

Aug 30th

2013

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Postcards from the Yukon

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Sitting beside Kluane Lake, near Destruction Bay, the water an almost-perfect mirror. To the south the mountains and Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. I’m in the Yukon for almost a month, including the time it’s taken to get here and will take to get home. I’m here, with my girl, Cynthia, and my Jeep, Emily, to chase the fall colours and to have an adventure. I’d love to make some photographs too, but the adventure comes first: a chance to do exactly this. To sit and breathe deep, to think, to read a book, and to listen to the loons whose call has spoken to my soul since I was a kid.
The colours are amazing here, though we’re a little early yet for the aspens to turn gold and the low brush of Tombstone Territorial Park and the infamous Dempster Highway to go red. So we’re taking detours, seeing what else there is to see before heading north up the Dempster to the Arctic Circle and then into the Northwest Territories.
We’ve spent hours in the fireweed, the first vegetation to grow back after a fire, and the colours, which is what this trip is about photographically, have been amazing. Backlit, they glow from within, turning them into the fire after which they’re named. I’ve been pursuing my series of expressionist and abstract images, a few of which are posted here, through intentional camera movement and in-camera multiple exposures. Surrounded by glory, I’m having the time of my life.
We go to sleep, reading Farley Mowatt, and listening to the loons after long evenings by the campfire – twilight lasting well past 10pm – with alarms set for midnight and 2pm in hopes of seeing the aurora. So far the skies have been stormy, or starry, but have yet to do that dance of greens and blues that we’ve come so far to see.
In a couple days we’ll head to Dawson City, then depending on colours, either to Keno City and Mayo before looping back up to the Dempster and Tombstone, or straight there to spend several days on our knees with our cameras and the colour.

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Aug 26th

2013

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CategoryPosted in: Books, Craft & Vision, e-books, News & Stuff

4th Birthday Sale!

Light the candles. Sing the song. Cut the cake. Craft & Vision is 4 years old. We know we can’t send birthday cake to you in a PDF, but we can go one better. Today and tomorrow only (August 27 & 28, 2013), everything in the Craft & Vision store is 50% off (OK, almost […]

Aug 11th

2013

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TEN. Yours Free.

4 years ago I wrote a small eBook called TEN, Ten Ways to Improve Your Craft Without Buying Gear. It changed my life and put me on a path to do what I love: teaching photography and pursuing projects I long to do. Later this month we’ll celebrate our 4th anniversary of Craft & Vision, […]

Aug 11th

2013

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CategoryPosted in: Emily and I, News & Stuff, Travel, Wilderness

North & Nomadic

Just back from Bali and I’ve got little over a week to service the Jeep, put packing lists together, get groceries, put the gear into Zarges cases and head north. When my nomadic lifestyle was cut too short by a series of circumstances 2 years ago, I mourned the loss of the simplicity I found […]