The Vancouver Gathering

In Craft & Vision, News & Stuff, Photographically Speaking, The Craft, Vision & Voice, Vision Is Better, Workshops and Events by David22 Comments

On the weekend of August 17-19, I’m inviting 20 people to my home in Vancouver to share a weekend of photography together. We’re skipping the fancy marketing on this one and just calling it the Vancouver Gathering. The Gathering is not really a workshop, that implies work, but I know it’s going to get called one. This is a chance …

Objects of Beauty, 7.

In Objects of Beauty Series, Travel by David29 Comments

Saddleback Leather Satchel, Hasselblad 500 C/M This satchel is made by Saddleback Leather (they call it a briefcase, but I so seldom carry briefs in it…). The leather is so thick it weighs almost 7lbs empty. I rarely use it for my international travel but for weekend trips and day-to-day use, this bags carried my laptop, notebooks, assorted cameras, pens, …

Beautiful Objects, 6

In Objects of Beauty Series, Travel by David24 Comments

Glasses, Oaxaca, Mexico. Port Charlotte, PC7 Single Malt Whisky. The Scotch whisky is a beautiful thing all it’s own. It’s from Islay, the only island from which I’ll drink, or at least enjoy, the whisky. I like it peaty. If it doesn’t taste like someone threw a little dirt into my class, I don’t want it. This one’s distilled and …

Unplugged.

In Emily and I, News & Stuff, Travel by David16 Comments

Fog. Hurley River Rd towards Gold Bridge, BC. I spent the last 3 days almost completely unplugged. We left early Wednesday morning and drove towards Whistler, then took a random forest service road to see where it would take us. It took us, it turns out, 8 miles up and then put us into 3 feet of slushy snow from …

Objects of Beauty, 5.

In Objects of Beauty Series, Travel by David19 Comments

Nikon D3s, Zeiss 50/1.4. Gitzo Ocean Traveler tripod. Heading off this morning with Emily (my Jeep) and my buddy Corwin for 3 days of adventure, working our way around some logging roads and offroad trails, basically looking to get into trouble, find something scenic to photograph, and unplug from the matrix. In the back, somewhere, will be a scarred Gitzo …

Objects of Beauty, 4.

In Objects of Beauty Series, Travel by David54 Comments

This is a rungu, an African war club, traditionally made of olive or acacia wood. It was given me by my village, Ongeli, in northern Kenya, but to get the full meaning of it, and therefore it’s full beauty, I need to tell the story. I was in northern Kenya on assignment for the BOMA Project, making portraits of people …

Objects of Beauty, 3

In Objects of Beauty Series, Travel by David7 Comments

Rimowa Topas Series, Aluminum German-made Rimowa suitcases are simply beautiful, particularly the aluminum Topas series, which has been in production since the 1950’s. Classic styling that is reminiscent of a more romantic age of travel, is perfectly matched by excellent craftsmanship and lightweight materials. I have two of these, one a larger suitcase and one, above, a cabin roller. They …

Objects of Beauty, 2.

In Objects of Beauty Series, Travel by David41 Comments

8 years of Moleskine Notebooks. Ruled. The Moleskine-style journal has been used by writers and thinkers and creative-types for a couple hundred years, and while the Italian company from which it now gets it’s popular name is relatively new, notebooks like this have been around for ages, and used by artists like Wilde, Hemingway, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse, if …

Objects of Beauty, 1.

In Objects of Beauty Series, Travel by David28 Comments

Blundstone 063 boots, Sandstorm Safari Duffle This is the beginning of a new project for me. A friend once commented that we (I think he meant me) mark our lives by the things we acquire. I think that’s less true than that we have an interesting relationship to those things. They help tell our story. The boots above, for example, …