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Motion Shoot – Behind The Scenes

April 18, 2012 by , under Uncategorized.

A quick behind the scenes look at more of the motion stuff we shot awhile back with long time friend and collaborator Trevor Meier to go along with our Athlete Series.
(RSS readers you may have to click here to jump to the video).

Notes for the gear geeks: we were shooting primarily at 300fps on the Red Epic along with 1.2k HMI’s (shooting at high speeds takes a ton of light).

Huge thanks to everyone who helped out with this.

You can view the final video here.

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Birds Nest

February 16, 2012 by , under Architecture, Uncategorized.

Keeping with our apparent obsession with architecture these days, I thought that I would post a few of Dave’s photos of Beijing’s famous “Birds Nest”, seeing how it was recently announced that it’s designers will be reuniting for the first time since 2008 to work on a new project. Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron, the superstar trio, will soon be working together to create this year’s “Serpentine Pavilion,” the annual work of temporary architecture erected on the lawn of West London’s Kensington Gardens.

You can read more about it Here

Also, If you are interested in Ai Weiwei, be sure to check out the new documentary “Ai Weiwei Never Sorry” which should be out soon.


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Museo ABC

February 14, 2012 by , under Architecture, Uncategorized.

As I’m sure you’ve noticed we’re big fans here of interesting contemporary architecture. Here’s another set from Dave’s recent trip to Madrid.

Aranguren + Gallegos Architects

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Girl Push-ups

February 10, 2012 by , under Uncategorized.

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Zaha Hadid at Hotel Silken Puerta América

February 8, 2012 by , under Uncategorized.

More from Madrid. This might qualify as the most unique hotel design I’ve photographed to date. If only Geordi La Forge was free to stand in for a few shots…

Zaha Hadid Architects
Hotel Silken Puerta América

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Architecture: Madrid Regional Archives and Library

February 7, 2012 by , under Uncategorized.

A couple exteriors from my recent trip to Madrid.

Mansilla + Tuñón

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New Rep

January 19, 2012 by , under Uncategorized.

Happy to have signed with photo rep Andrea Hutchins out in Toronto recently. New work is being added to her site and we’re in the midst of updating our print book. I’ll drop some random images of that process here on the blog and to the twitterverse once things go to print.

In the meantime – here’s a screenshot of a layout we’re playing with for some promo cards / leave behinds.

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Artist or Thief?

January 14, 2012 by , under Uncategorized.

One of these images is a photograph I took in Iceland in August 2010. The other is the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction (an image by Andreas Gursky that sold for $4.34 Million this past September).

And again below, one of these is a Gursky, the other an image I took of English Bay in Vancouver (also in 2010)

So does this make me a thief, a copycat, a world class artist? Truth is I wasn’t really familiar with Gursky’s work when I photographed either of these. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying these images are the same. The brilliance is often in the details and there’s a perfection in the angles and balance in both of these Gursky’s that perhaps isn’t as refined in my shots. I just found it interesting as I’ve been looking at Gursky’s work how much I identify with the way he sees the world through his camera. Maybe I’ve subconsciously been influenced by his work before I was familiar with it, maybe we’re kindred spirits… or maybe I’m just an idea thief.

- I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the value placed on the works artists create after having watched the film “The Great Contemporary Art Bubble” (highly recommended).

So what do you think? Do you see the difference in value between these images? Are my shots just cheap imitations of a master? Does it matter?

Drop a note in the comments – would love to hear your thoughts.


A Photographers Life

December 29, 2011 by , under Uncategorized.

… close – but I do spend about 5% of my time partying like a rockstar.

(via aphotoeditor)

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Creative Mix

October 12, 2011 by , under Uncategorized.

This years CREATIVEMIX Vancouver is coming up soon on November 3rd. CREATIVEMIX is a professional development conference for both emerging and established creative professionals, entrepreneurs and artists of all kinds, bringing them together in an atmosphere of creativity and collaboration. This years conference will be extra special as Dave has been asked to be a speaker along-side other notable creatives from Vancouver’s film, design, art, music and video-game industries. CREATIVEEX is open to the public and is free of charge, however the keynote sessions and Think & Drink are for conference participants only. Conference passes are still available here for those who are interested in attending and seeing Dave speak. For more info about the event visit

- Brendan