Deciding to shoot on one of the colder days in Winnipeg is something that you really need to decide to do. Operating a camera when the wind chill dips the temperatures below -40 means really committing. You need a camera that can operate in the harshest conditions, multiple spare batteries, and layers (read: lots and lots of layers. ie 2 pairs of socks, like three sweaters under your jacket, you know?). It does, however, mean that you'll hopefully get some great, unique shots that you wouldn't see on a normal day, where the extreme cold hasn't brought a magical stillness to the air. Joey and I exchanged theories about The OA while exploring around the river below the Maryland bridge. We ended up shooting for about 45 minutes, moustaches and glasses completely frosted over, turned icy white from our breath.Read More
The sun warmed my face, but did little to keep my exposed hands comfortable on Sunday afternoon. I spent the day taking photos with some other photographers in St. Boniface. We found ourselves knee deep in snow many times as we trekked below the train bridge and onto the ice. Little did I expect it would take many hours for me to feel warmth under my skin once more - the day was less dry than most winter days in Winnipeg.Read More
Andrew, Tyler, Josh, and I hopped in the car early Thanksgiving monday, and headed to the Hunt Lake Trail for our second annual (newly named) Hikesgiving. We got to the parking lot and - to our dismay - realized there quite a few people already on the trail. We decided to make the most of it, and find a spot off the trail to make some lunch (rather than the usual spot at the Peninsula).
We made lunch at the top of a hill formed by the Canadian Shield that makes up the land. We ate a simple lunch of soup, beans, creamed corn, and hot dogs. We soon found ourselves below by the lake - discovering a beach Oasis created via a waterfall from a small creek. We decided to build a new fire here, only having birch bark and driftwood to start the blaze. We dug a pit and lined it with rocks to give slight shelter from the wind. There we enjoyed some pine needle tea, and eventually made our way back along the trail.Read More
I've decided to dedicate more time to drive out of town and go shoot lately. That involved spontaneously asking my friend Josh Cook to drive out to Lake Winnipeg with me to catch the Sun setting over the lake. We arrived a couple hours early, and enjoyed the slow falling ball of fire descending over the endless water. I could tell immediately that it was going to be one of the best sunsets of the summer, and I was not disappointed.Read More
Lately I've been thinking more about doing things a little bit different - switching up from the familiar. I've been shooting almost exclusively film, and you will likely experience an avalanche of posts once I get it all processed. Thankfully, spring seems to have hit Winnipeg, and with the mild weather - fog.Read More