Holding Fast to History

October 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Farming may not be the first thing people think of when they think of Vancouver Island, but there is actually a rich heritage of farming here. Some of the oldest farms date back to the early 1800's. Some are still in regular production, and some are under utilized, but they are still important to the people that were raised on the land. I recently...
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workshops

June 23, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I recently had the opportunity to lead a couple of 'Introduction to Wet Plate' workshops in Winnipeg and Saskatoon. I had a great time and met some wonderful people as well. I can't say enough about the people in the workshops. They were so eager to learn the process, the history and the techniques of the wet collodion craft. It reminded me of my w...
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Looking Back - Going Forward

April 01, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I grew up on the outskirts of the city. We had just over five acres of land, the last remaining parcel of a 6o acre farm that my grandfather purchased in the early 1940's. It was the land where my father spent most of his life, and in 1975 he bought it from my grandfather. To my relatives, it was always known as "The Farm". Our lot was bordered by...
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Organic - People of the Earth

March 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Organic - People of the Earth, a new project. I recently had the opportunity to visit a local organic farm to shoot some tintypes. It was a great experience. Maybe it's because of my prairie roots, but being on the farm reminded me a little bit of my childhood. I grew up on a five acre parcel of land in the south end of Winnipeg. My dad rented ou...
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Her Name was Cajun

February 20, 2014  •  1 Comment
I remember the first time I met her. Her big, wide head was held high as she circled the car. Her bark was deep, slow, and deliberate. She was a solid dog, with a short, dark brown coat with faint brindle markings. Her intense, light brown eyes seemed to look deep into your soul, searching to see if you were a good, or not good, person. I was ju...
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