June 8, 2016
Sore Hands and the Space to Create
I'm not the type of person to vent about the challenges I'm facing but lately...
Toothless is one of the coolest dragons ever. EVER.
And is an absolute joy to draw. He can be serious, silly, or downright dangerous, however you want him to depict him, he’s been that for the cartoons. For these client ordered pieces, we went for a silly moments peeking onto a notebook cover with a map of Berk and another, more serious take, with the bold landscape of Berk as his background image. Both of these turned out spectacular, with BaldTraveller (of altguild.com fame) adding his incredible leather finishing skills to each piece. In particular, the depth he attained on the wings of Toothless are remarkable and give this leather a sculpted feel.
Each year, provided we get enough snow, I pile it up and carve it up for the kids. Ok, two lies right there. We ALWAYS have enough snow, this being Winnipeg and all, and it’s more for me as I don’t let the kids touch/play/near the sculptures till the melt happens. Scroll down to see the sculptures I did this year.
You may have seen these around the province summer 2014. MTS launched a new campaign that year touting their phone coverage to cottage country. As in many campaigns handled remotely they needed someone to get some shots for a management presentation.
Did I mention these were spread around Manitoba? And they needed them THAT DAY for tomorrow’s presentation? No? I must have forgot that in my hustle to drive to various parts of Manitoba. Luckily, weather cooperated and the photos turned out great. While not advertising quality, they are beyond the quality typical of presentations of this kind which are typically done with a phone camera.
A day of fine weather produced some nice photos of this almost antique luxury liner for the client. The projects challenges were in finding locations large enough to park a bus and the lighting challenges of the interior. (more…)
Despite (or probably because of) the rain in the morning, this tournament turned into one of the most fun events that I’ve photographed. The people were just great, the lighting wasn’t harsh, and emotions were on display which I was able to capture throughout the day. In high speed sports, golf in particular, the REACTION is more important to capture than the action and in the many shots I took that day I believe I lived up to that mantra. (more…)