VIEW THE PORTFOLIOS

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

READ THE BOOKS

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.

COLLECT THE PRINTS

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

Apr 7th

2013

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CategoryPosted in: Books, Craft & Vision, News & Stuff, SEVEN

Building SEVEN: It’s Printed!

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 test. We’d look at the colours, make changes and tweaks and run more tests. Each form seemed to take about 1000 sheets of tests and make-readies before they’d print the forms that will eventually be cut, folded, and sent to the bindery. We’re not done yet, though we’re so close. I’ve still got three forms to go approve because there were some issues with colour that’ll require the skills of the pre-press guy to tweak, but what an astonishing thing to see something you’ve created come out looking so beautiful. The duo-tones especially have a texture, depth, and richness to them that make me want to print everything I ever make just like this. If you’ve seen Lenswork Magazine then you’ve seen what master printers can do. These guys re-defined attention to detail and an unwillingness to compromise quality. I left in awe. And I left more excited than ever to get copies of SEVEN into your hands.

I’m hoping to be there for the binding as well and will involve you with that process too. It was fun to send Facebook and Twitter updates this weekend. For those of you that missed it, here’s some photographs.

Checking the register to ensure alignment.

Comparing match-prints with final colours.

Changing plates on one of the press units.

Printed forms read to be cut, folded, and bound.

Signing off on one of the final forms

Lastly, it looks like plans are coming together for a book launch in Vancouver on the evening of June 05. If you want to pick up a copy of SEVEN in person, that’ll be a great place to do it, and I’d be happy to personalize the book as well. I’ll post about the event once I’ve confirmed details with my team. It’d be great to see you if you can come, have a glass of wine or cup of coffee and share this event with me.

Apr 4th

2013

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CategoryPosted in: Hokkaido, Images, Postcards From..., Travel

Hokkaido Steller’s Eagles

These mornings with the Steller Eagles were painfully early. We pried ourselves off our futons in order to be out the door around 4:30am, dressed for temperatures that felt much colder than the actual -15C, and lugging our largest lenses. We drove down to the port, not sure if we’d even be heading out, knowing […]

Apr 2nd

2013

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CategoryPosted in: Hokkaido, Images, Postcards From..., Travel

Hokkaido Whooper Swans

Since returning from Hokkaido it’s been a flurry of activity doing all those other things that fill our days so we can keep doing that thing we love – making photographs. That usually means I post a bunch of photographs immediately, and then nearly abandon you to posts about other things. I love those other […]