Event photography coverage of the inaugural 2012 UBCP/ACTRA (Union of B.C. Performers) Awards Gala in Vancouver, BC.
I was very fortunate to once again shoot the Grey Cup this year, this time as one of two official CFL photographers. (with my great friend Liam Richards!) Shooting the Grey Cup is a crazy fun experience, and covering it from the corporate side of things was a fresh change from the wire service. I’ve done both, and while shooting for news publications is very rewarding, the ability to cover the event in my own way with a great tight-knit team was so worth it. Congrats BC Lions!
It never gets old seeing the Northern Lights. I always feel like a kid again. And they come when you least expect it.
I’m visiting northern Saskatchewan for a couple weeks, and luckily there was a light stand with umbrella adapter handy that fit my camera, so I was able to achieve the 8 to 15 second exposure which seems to be magic spot for northern lights in capturing their free spirit and dancing magic.
I covered the Occupy Vancouver protest and group assembly for The Canadian Press and Associated Press yesterday. It was peaceful and pretty much uneventful, making for a few cool pictures to add to the global slideshow of the Occupy Wall Street Together movement. Minus a couple of heated moments, I’m quite glad it didn’t turn into a riot like the Stanley Cup Finals.
Photos from the Rona – Vancouver Canucks announcement of sponsorship and community partnership in Vancouver. Canucks’ players Ryan Kesler and Mason Raymond were on hand for autographs and official jersey swapping photos. Fans had lined up for over four hours to get their chance to meet the star players up close.
Yesterday I shot the last MLS soccer game at Empire Field for The Canadian Press between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders. Next week BC Place will be up and running and football / soccer games will once again be under the bubble. It’ll be nice to show up not having to worry about weather issues, but I will miss the stadium atmosphere at Empire.
While shooting the Stanley Cup Vancouver Riots earlier this year I was given permission to sneak behind police lines to snap photos of the aftermath near the Canada Post building. There wasn’t much to shoot at that point as all the fires were out and rioting had spread to other areas of downtown.
I was asked to deliver my cards to editors for filing at Rogers Arena in a couple minutes before heading further downtown to follow the action, so my main goal was to catch one quick 360 degree photo of the area for my own collection. It’s hard to show in such a small file how much information is there, (the full size pano is 62″ from 21 pictures), but looking at this brings back all the smells and thoughts of that night, wondering how the positive sentiment of so many went sour in such a short time.
It feels like yesterday, and already the NHL is in preseason.
Here’s wishing for another great season for the Vancouver Canucks, and hopefully a riot-free Stanley Cup win.