Victoria Project

The Empress Hotel is a historic backdrop to the inner harbour in Victoria, B.C.

The Empress Hotel is a historic backdrop to the inner harbour in Victoria, B.C.

Special events are fertile ground for me to capture interesting images. I don’t have a particular specialty. I photograph whatever interests me. I love to photograph community events. The Williams Lake Stampede, the Kelowna Apple Triathlon and the Vernon Winter Carnival are events that have been fun to photograph. I love the images that I have come away with.

I also like to define projects to help me focus my creative energy. These are usually created around places or areas that my wife and I love to visit. Two are ongoing.

My Pacific West Coast Project encompasses a huge geographic area – the west coast of Canada and the United States. Our travels have taken us to a variety of places along the West Coast. Pacific Rim National Park, Georgia and Juan de Fuca Straits, the Oregon Coast and the Big Sur in Northern California to name a few. Wherever we visit along the coast I try to capture images that illustrate the landscape, seascape, flora and fauna of the area. I’m always looking forward to my next visit to the coast.

Trips to Arizona and South Eastern California are the basis of my other project, The Desert South West. Here, the landscape of rocky bluffs and cactus are the subject matter for this project. As well, the dilapidated, abandoned buildings, rusty hulks of old vehicles and historic mining towns of the desert are favorite places for me to visit. And in the spring the wonderful bloom of wild flowers on the desert is captivating.

Born in the Okanagan Valley and having lived in several British Columbia communities I call Victoria, B.C my hometown. I grew up there. On the south end of Vancouver Island it is a fascinating place to visit. A vibrant harbour, historic buildings, beautiful seascapes and world re-known gardens are all sources for my images. I decided to define my work here in the Victoria Project. My objective with this project is to record my view of Victoria. I can hardly wait for my next visit.

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