this is a random collection of photos that i consider my favorites.
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Duga Radar Array, inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine.
A small kiosk under a busy street in Kiev, Ukraine. Probably my favorite capture ever.
Buttertubs marsh, Nanaimo BC.
Cowichan River, BC, Canada
A fly landed on my deck railing one summer afternoon and I took a few photos of it. Later that evening, I loaded the images into my Macbook and realized how incredible this life form truly was. I have not swatted a fly since.
A child's gas mask fitted to a doll inside the children's cafeteria, Pripyat, Ukraine, inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. The floor surrounding this sight was covered in hundreds of similar masks.
Bowen Park, Nanaimo, BC, Canada.
Taken in Pripyat, Ukraine, inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Sydney, BC, Canada
this shot reminds me of infinity
end of the line
Rosewall Creek, BC, Canada
iron and death
fallen leaf on iron gun, Fort Rodd, Victoria, BC, Canada.
Asha and sunset
My girl, Asha, in her element. Harewood Plains, Nanaimo, BC, Canada.
Teddy bear marks a child's grave near Duncan, BC, Canada.
Canola field between Airdrie and Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.
Incredible scene between Canmore and Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada.
First snow of the season at Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo, BC, Canada.
reflection of life.
Reflection at Pipers Lagoon, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Coastal waters just outside of Nanaimo, BC, Canada
light shines through
early summer in Harewood Plains, Nanaimo, BC, Canada.
Taken after we got lost in the bush, Jordan River, BC, Canada.
inside an abandoned house, Jordan River, BC, Canada
old truck, abandoned near Duncan, BC, Canada
Raw coastline, Botanical Beach, BC, Canada.
walking on water.
Little Qualicum Falls, BC, Canada
St. Sophia's Cathedral, Kiev, Ukraine. There was no photography allowed, but it's what I do. This was a "hip shot".
in or out
Another "hip shot" at St. Sophia's Cathedral, Kiev, Ukraine. At the time I was thinking that I wasn't not sure if it was better to look in this window or out of it.
Window at an elementary school in Zaporozhye, Ukraine.
losing my religion
overturned church pew in an abandoned church near Molochansk, Ukraine.
Abandoned house near Molochansk, Ukraine.
heart of the forest
see the heart? taken in one of the woods on Harewood Plains.
duck, duck, goose...
Hallway of a kindergarten inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine.
The Pripyat Ferris Wheel, Ukraine. The theme park opened for the first time the day before the Chernobyl disaster.
leaf on a bed sheet, in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine.
sleep with one eye open
child's doll found under the fall leaves outside of a kindergarten. Taken inside Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
see the forest for the trees
I always feel alone in a crowd. Forest in Harewood Plains, BC, Canada
I slipped on some wet grass and looked up to see the pups checking me out.
the ferris wheel in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine.
on her own
Cate explores a forest by herself.
can of love
found in an abandoned factory, north of Duncan, BC, Canada.
it dreams of flight
a single feather represents either aspiration or failure.
i have a passion for abandoned and forgotten spaces.
sometimes my photos hint at a subject, other times they are 100% open to interpretation.
scene, deep inside a flower.
i have a love of commercial and historic aviation. i hope to expand this section in the coming months.
birds are both fun and maddening to photograph. this year, i am planning several bird projects. stay tuned.
little friend, at edge of Grand Canyon
singing at the top of her lungs.
i love rusty, old, beat-up cars. they seem to still have souls, despite their scars.
in 2016 i had the chance to visit chernobyl and pripyat.
Eiffel Tower #2
entrance to Catacombs
stand out in a crowd
inside the pyramid (Louvre)
quiet corner of Pere Lachaise Cemetery
web detail inside crypt
light shining through
whispered prayers #2
if you want to gain some perspective, walk through east vancouver early in the morning as people are waking up.
i have a love/hate relationship with flowers. i prefer to shoot imperfect subjects, broken things, and empty places. flowers are beautiful - a light in the dark, and too many people are taking pictures of them. i try to see something different in them.
waiting for rain.
my dogs and cats are a source of joy. to watch the dogs run is breathtaking.
i like visiting old graves of people i've never met. in some ways i feel like i'm saying "hi" to someone who hasn't had a visitor in years.
i've always had music in me. these days the music is very quiet and doesn't come that often. i also manage the best music store on vancouver island and the instrument makes a fantastic muse.
nature. this is my take.
the hardest subject for me.
there were ghosts here.
humans and the world.
i had the chance to visit ukraine in 2016. incredible country. these are random photos of the people i met and places i visited. i hope to go back soon.
a favorite subject. still or fast, light or dark, water is incredible to me.