Saturday we drove out to Gatineau to go skate and shoot at this rock quarry, it’s so rad. It’s by far the coolest thing I’ve ever seen anyone skate, a quarter pipe made out of stone. WTF?! Tomas was doing blunts to regular, and I took some photos. I brought a couple of beers, and it was really nice just hanging out in the sunshine sipping on those, next time we go I’m bringing the hibachi to and some food.
I got a membership at the RA centre photo club so that I could use their studio this winter, it’s pretty sweet, especially for the price, last Friday I had my first shoot with two models, they turned out alright, could have been much better, but I’m still learning. This is a photo of my friend Kat, who was nice enough to come out for my first shoot.
I haven’t been updating the blog lately, not for lack of photos, just for lack of time, and most of the photos I’ve shot recently I’ve sent in to some mags, however they’ll all probably be up here soon since 99% of the time the photos don’t get run.
In other news, I bought a Bronica SQ-A off Keh with an 80mm 2.8 and a 150mm 3.5, I am so stoked, I can’t wait to be shooting medium format (and film!) again (that isn’t holga). It should be arriving in the mail soon, this was yet another camera switch for me, however I am keeping the nikon digital. This year was kind of wild:
November 2005 – bronica sq-a & canon eos 1v-hs
January 2006 – sold the canon eos 1v-hs, picked up a bronica 35mm sq fisheye
May 2006 – sold the bronica set up and vivitar flashes, purchased a canon 20d with some lenses and some sunpak flashes
Sept 2006 – sold the canon 20d with lenses, bought a nikon d2h with 2 lenses
Nov 2006 – kept the d2h and lenses, bought a bronica sq-a with 2 lenses
I need help..
Another one from the shoot I did with Carolina over the weekend at Nats appartment. I’m quite pleased with the way they all turned out, and I’m extra stoked on the great painting job I did on Nats living room.
It’s so strange taking photos of people that aren’t skateboarding or doing an action without you directing it. This is the second time in as many weeks (see: years) that I’ve shot photos of people. The two toughest obstacles that arise are lighting in a small room indoors and my quiet non-vocal demeanor. I should probably shoot in bigger rooms and drink during shoots, it might solve the problem. That being said I’m quite happy with the shoot I did today with Carolina.