Here is a music video I recently shot for Victoria’s own Makabee. Thanks to Upstairs Cabaret for the hospitality and all those who were involved in the project, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Check Makabee out on Facebook here.
Christian Tisdale and I have been working on a new video project recently, and with last week’s sunny weather we had to take advantage and get out shooting. On Friday I had my friend Emily come out to be in a couple shots for us in Fantan Alley to kick things off. Emily and I had a half hour before Christian arrived so we snapped a few portraits to warm up the camera. Afterwards, Christian and I scoured the downtown core and inner harbour for whatever caught our eye; all in all it was a productive day. More info to come on the project soon!
On the last weekend of July this year fell Sunfest, held for the first time at Laketown Ranch in Lake Cowichan. Given that the event has been held at the Cowichan Expo Grounds in recent years, which is right alongside the Island Highway, the new venue is in a much more reclusive location surrounded by trees and mountains. 6 months ago this giant plot of land was just trees, so I’m sure I don’t have to emphasize how much work went into getting the location to what it is now. The main stage is a permanent structure, and a massive one at that. Multiple fists bumps going out to everyone responsible for making this happen, from the construction and pre-planning, all the way to the day of.
I checked out the festival for 6 hours Friday night and 6 hours Saturday afternoon, and the name holds it weight; I certainly had some red skin after those couple days. Friday night was spent shooting the bands and filming Dirty Mountain’s set, while Saturday was largely spent in the back of a golf cart, going around judging the best campsite and enjoying a momentary “red cup break”. Below are 12 of my favourite photos from the festivities – For the complete gallery, check it out on Facebook here. Thanks for reading!
P.S. Pic #1 is the best campsite, returning champs from last year.
Being my first year at Rock the Shores, I was not too sure what to expect, but I must say I am thoroughly impressed! The lineup was incredible and the weather impeccable. Top five favourite sets from this year would have to be The Cat Empire, Metric, Jesse Roper, City and Colour and July Talk. Big ups to the musicians, organizers, volunteers and everyone else responsible for making it all happen. Take a gander at 15 of my favourite photos from the festival, and check out the full gallery on Facebook here. Thanks for reading!
Side note: I finally found the end of the rainbow!!
Here’s to another great year up on Browns Mountain for Tall Tree Music Festival 2016!
To try and put into words just how incredible the energy is up on the mountain would no easy feat. I am constantly amazed by just how special this festival is and I hope that these photos help you relive the magic.
A huge thank you must go out to all the Bands/DJ’s/Musicians for the amazing music, the crew and volunteers for making the whole thing happen and improve each year, the vendors for filling my belly, friends both old and new for providing the best company anyone could ask for, and all the other beautiful people that were up on the mountain dancing your hearts out and bringing on them positive vibes.
I’m going to share twenty of my many favorite shots on here, and you can check out 500+ more photos from the festival on my Facebook page by clicking here and decide which ones are your favorite.
Much love and I’ll see you up there next year!
Itching for some good ol’ nature, I headed off to Sombrio this past Thursday with my girlfriend to camp for the night and capture a few thangs. We arrived as the sun was almost gone, so we quickly set up camp and got a fire going and the smokies cooking. Beers and a couple long exposures ensued, and before long it was bed time. The following morning after breakfast we noticed a doll head hanging by a rope in the trees by our camp, and thought it looked a bit creepy. After venturing down the beach and hiking the trails for a few hours, we headed back to camp to find the doll head no longer in the trees. Where did it go!? Who put it there in the first place!? These were all questions that needed answering, yet they would forever remain a mystery.
I cut together a little edit of a few random clips I snagged while out there, trying out some day to night color correction. Everything was shot around noon, and although some clips work better than others, I’m happy with the results for a 10-minute quick fix.
Sombrio Beach is an oasis of sorts; the waterfalls, lush green forest, and the beach of course, are breathtaking. I have lucked out with excellent weather the past few times I’ve been, though even in the rain it is a great place to be. If you have never visited Sombrio, I would highly recommend it. And if you have, then you should go again soon!
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