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Gastown Quiet Noise

February 4, 2011

The word “Noise” in the title refers to a visual noise rather than an audible one. All of these images where made on a short photo walk in Gastown last Sunday evening, all shot sans tripods with ISO’s ranging from 2000 – 5000.

Amazing just how “Quiet” the “Noise” considering the speed of the shoot.

























@indi_gone

November 26, 2010

Today marks the beginning of the Eastside Culture Crawl so it seems only fitting to showcase one of my favourite artists.

You all met Indigo a few posts back when she painted an installation in my loft space.

I twittered @indi_gone (as you do these days) asking if I could swing by her studio space and make some photos. She kindly obliged so I packed up my gear and walked over to her place of work in the heart of the downtown eastside.

I’ve only met Indigo twice now, this time like the last with a big welcoming smile on her face. She gave me a quick tour of the studio which is home to approximately 20 artists, 10 on the top floor and ten on the bottom. Indigo’s space on the bottom floor and close to the drafty front door is a perfect mess. Beautiful pieces of art tucked away on shelves, stuck to walls and leaning up against bookshelves share the room with among other things, Christmas lights, an east coast lobster trap hanging from the ceiling and an art deco swivel chair that Indigo intermittently moves back and forth from to assess and re-assess her latest masterpiece.

The following images document my hour or so hanging out and watching Indigo make hundreds of careful brushstrokes. They are in no particular order and include a few HDR shots as well as a slightly flawed but interesting pano of the entire space.

If you’ve been thinking about buying a piece of art this would be the weekend to do it, and Indigo would be the artist to buy it from. Culture Crawlers will find her work at Gallery Atsui, 602 East Hastings @ Princess. Or, tweet her like I did @indi_gone and ask her about the dozen or so pieces she has sitting in her studio space looking for homes. Hands off the rollerskating girl though, that’s meant to be mine someday.

Indigo Painting Alena

October 28, 2010

The wonderful and uber talented Indigo came and painted an installation in my loft space this week. I took the opportunity to make a poorly lit stop motion of the process and turned it into what you see below. My friends Natalie and Brent aka “Weathered Hearts” lent their song “Shameful” to the clip and my good buddy and motion gfx guru Tim J helped me out with the titles and effects.

So do yourselves a favour and hire Indigo to create a commission for you! nowsap as she would say. She can be found here www.indigosadventures.wordpress.com

You can find more of Weathered Hearts music here www.weatheredhearts.com . I’m not sure if you can actually purchase their music anywhere but send them some money anyway.

Stay tuned for a more thorough blog post on Indigo in her studio space coming soon.

Track Lighting

September 10, 2010

My friend Tyler and I made a last minute decision to go out and shoot a few nights back. We decided Parker Street studios and the neighbouring railroad tracks in east van would be interesting subject matter. If you have ever been to the Eastside Culture Crawl you will recognize this studio. If you haven’t been to the culture crawl be sure to check it out this November.

In other news, I sold a print today. I always enjoy selling a print. I vote for more people buying prints!

I won’t get into detail explaining any of these except to say that the pigeons where annoyed with us and that I like number’s 7 and 9 the best. You?


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