A few moments captured while flying from Mexico City via LAX and home to Vancouver.


Happy to work with photographer Kamil Bialous to photograph Michel Laberge, CEO and plasma physicist at General Fusion for the Globe and Mail's Report on Business magazine. At General Fusion Laberge and his team are building a prototype fusion reactor that mimics the processes of the sun to produce cheap, clean and abundant energy.

Can't argue with that.

In Conversation: Joanne Siderius

What is a naturalist? I recently sat down with the West Kootenay EcoSociety's Senior Naturalist and Biologist Joanne Siderius to ask her what being a naturalist means to her. Her description is one of love for the outdoors and the importance of sharing joy and educating others on the conservation of our natural world.

Live Metal Studio | Dew Tour

Keith Berens and Live Metal Studio have executed some of the action sports world's most prestigious awards. From Travis Rice and Gigi Rüf at the Red Bull Ultranatural to Mark McMorris at the Dew Tour, these athletes have all held unique creations from this humble mountain workshop located in Nelson, British Columbia. In this short film Berens and his crew design and forge the newest awards for the 2013 Dew Tour. Watch the action live at www.dewtour.com till December 15th.

In Conversation: Live Metal Studio

Metal artist Keith Berens has put his unique work in the hands of some of the biggest names in action sports. As lead designer and creative head of Live Metal Studio, he's articulated custom trophies for championship events such as Travis Rice's Ultranatural, the Red Bull Rampage, Whistler's Crankworx, and the Dew Tour. The list goes further but in short, Berens has put his indelible and artistic stamp on many events with his work. Here he comments about the often challenging and rewarding nature of working in an artistic medium and the desire to constantly strive for originality and inspiration.

NUNAVUT GOLD: A moving picture story

I was recently invited was invited to spend a week at Prosperity Goldfields' property to tell the story as their summer exploration team searches for gold in Nunavut, Canada's northernmost territory. Take a contemporary look at the wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and lifestyle that surrounds this timeless hunt.

India Within: A short skate film by Brent Novak

I love when I find action sports videos that are about so much more than the "action" or the "sports". For me it's often about the environment and the in-between moments that make a photograph, film, or otherwise. India Within, by filmmaker Brett Novak, balances these aspects nicely and showcases some creative skating by Kilian Martin in an unlikely environment. More of Brett Novak's work can be found at www.brettnovak.com.

Joy Ride | A short film shot entirely on the Nikon D800

It's about that time when I'm thinking of upgrading my camera gear. With the current client need for video it just makes sense to have a DSLR that can shoot both video and stills, and the Nikon D800 may be just the body for me. I've always loved film and am excited at the possibility of moving between the two mediums with one camera body and set of lenses. Check out this sample short film shot with a Nikon D800 and Nikkor lenses. The ending may surprise you.

NASA Photographer & Astronaut Donald Pettit Shoots In Space

I've always been intrigued by anything space and here's the closest example of something I could seemingly contribute to future NASA missions (minus of course the qualifications necessary to be an astronaut). In any case, I'll keep dreaming and you can watch the vid to learn about Donald Pettit's work, equipment, and what it takes to spend 370 days aboard the world's most expensive, orbiting, mobile home. This one is seriously upscale.

[Found this via blog.chasejarvis.com. Chase is one of my favourite photographer's on everything from the business end to the creative end of the industry. He is the strongest advocate I know of sharing knowledge and getting out of the protectionist bubble that many artists are stuck in. More than several times have I read something on his blog that's kept me going in this uncertain business. Check him out.]

POW! Get out and vote!

The Presidential election is tomorrow so if you can vote do it! (nudge-nudge Olynyk sisters) There are some large issues at stake including climate change. Who are you voting for tomorrow and what are some issues that are important to you? Get involved at www.protectourwinters.org/