I'd make a pretty lousy photo journalist. I'll never really progress beyond the basic point and shoot, although sometimes I do turn off the flash or even brave a black and white or saturated setting. Mostly though, I snap mundane photos with cluttered backgrounds. And because I take forever to set up the shot (no shooting with one hand as I run toward the action for me), facial expressions are generally starting to strain by the time I actually press the button.
Every now and then, though, an accidental shot will please me greatly. Like the above, where I inadvertently photographed my gloves lying in my lap just before I exited the rental vehicle. I love the sameness of hue between gloves and steering wheel, juxtaposed against their opposing textures. Possibly one of my favourite recent photos.
I also love the way this photo, taken while dicking around waiting for the Magnetic Fields to take the stage, turned the ceiling of the Vogue Theatre into an art deco playground. It reminds me of the curves of a guitar, as visualized by Dr. Seuss.
Both photos were taken in Vancouver, in my first trip back since Communique, which coincidentally inspired the basis for my latest BC Musician Magazine article, You've Got to Hear This. It's a very loose and liberal interpretation of what went down at Communique, but if you were there, you may recognize some moments. Even if you weren't there, feel free to admire how I so seamlessly shifted the conversation to shameless self-promotion.