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Tom Cruise Was Not Filming On My Street

March 7, 2011

A few weeks ago I opened my blinds to find a movie being shot across the street. Maybe I thought, it’s Tom Cruise filming the latest Mission Impossible! Perhaps I thought, I can capture a few candid frames of Tom Cruise picking his nose or being an ass to the crew and I could sell them for millions!! I set up my camera and began snapping away, amazed at the number of people it takes to shoot a 30 second scene.

Finally the actor driving the car did jump out, like I told you it was not Tom Cruise.

This clip is best viewed at the 480p or higher setting.

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.

Borrrringggg…

November 16, 2010

…I swear I have interesting new posts coming soon, they include an artist in her studio space, broom parking, Vancouver’s flea market and vintage New York stripper polaroids. Until then here are a few images I made but never posted from Maui this year.

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