Mongolia Films – First Peek
A few quick uploads of some of my images from Mongolia. I picked these up at the lab this morning.
I shot these one morning on the Gobi well before breakfast in some of the most delicious morning light I’ve seen in ages. I wrestled with my Hasselbad and a roll of Fujichrome 100, though I’m not offhand sure exactly which chrome it was, for about 30 minutes and headed back to pack and get going for the day. But off all the mornings on the Gobi, this might be the most magical for me. I’m still so in love with the look and feel of film, each time I look at a new roll it takes my breath away… I’ll post a few more of these over the coming weeks.
I took my Jeep, Emily, over to Vancouver Island this weekend. We had a festival here in town and the thought of being in the city at all, yet alone having to deal with throngs of people set me to hyperventilating and looking for a cat bowl to fill with gin. So I jumped on […]
Come with me to Africa
One of the highlights of my year is my return to Africa. Last year we began with Orthodox Christmas in Lalibela, Ethiopia, and then the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Two back to back trips that were simply unbelievable. This year we’re doing it again, this coming January, and we’re inviting two small groups of people […]
Marshall Eagle, Kenya, 2012 Perhaps because I spend so much time with creatives I spend more time with frustrated people who feel like they were meant for something more. Perhaps if the default in this culture was to make a living in the arts, we’d be seeing plumbers that just wanted to quit their […]
Gitzo Systematic Tripod (GT3542LS)
Emily, my Gitzo Systematic Tripod, and Me. 2012. Photo: Al Smith I’ve written before about tripods and my growing insistence on using them for my own work. Here’s a look at the one I favour these days, with a few specs and mostly wild opinions that stem from personal use. Disclaimer: I love this tripod. […]