Well certain products are really household names … at least in our household … Mom and I like to work in the woods … and the Live Like Water Retreat gives us our fair share of outdoor physical fun … and yes we enjoy the labor that is involved … but at the end of the day we are happy Robax and a hot bath can be had … and of course then we’re Back at it Again! So here is a series of photo’s I came up with to illustrate this concept … Enjoy! Cheers Michael
Just a few pictures to all my friends with a special nod to the Polish / Ukrainian / Russian and other Eastern European friends who have memories and flash backs to the days when mushroom picking was a family activity! Happy mushroom picking everyone!
Now that the ice is melting here I think it is time to turn up the heat on the dirty end of winter … and so an update on an ongoing story … Over the past few years I have been photographing and reinterpreting the Lolita story; Variations on a theme. I have read and re-read the novel by Vladimir Nabokov and watched the 1962 Stanley Kubrick version of the movie once again; as well as the 1997 version directed by Adrian Lyne starring Jeremy Irons: two excellent movies filled with rich imagery. For my own part I had brought together 3 different women who were interested in the theme … stirred in some personal stock images which I have been accumulating over the past few years and concocted this version of my Lolita Story. Enjoy and stay tuned as the story continues to grow … Cheers Michael
I have been exploring this idea for awhile … UI. Urinary Incontinence. I was inspired by the Depend brand when they created a campaign and called for people to drop their pants for Underwarness. I was really hoping to have a series in time for my Dawson College portfolio. I had already shot the “Big Leek No Problem” shot but still didn’t have the picture I really wanted and needed. This past summer, with he help of my favorite model Colette, I finally got the series of shots I wanted. And I I am happy to show you this series. A special thank you to Bin Han my studio partner for helping make this happen. Cheers Michael
In my current exploration of the Lolita theme here is the current installment … a Goth Lolita. Keep in mind this story is still being developed … lets see how the tale unfolds … in the mean time enjoy this potential chapter… Thanks to my team Bin Han my studio partner, Kate; Keltoum Naas our make up artist and our model Emilie Gagnon. A big thank you for your participation and energy. Cheers to all. Michael
Yes, way back when, while living in Vancouver,BC, I used to drop my drawer’s for art! I had the Live Like Water Tea Shop in Chinatown just a few streets down from Basic Inquiry that had Life Modelling. My good friend and great artist David Lane modeled there. He thought I would also make for a good life model. And so one day I found myself modeling for Basic Inquiry. It was a lovely space, they have since moved) and they used to play CBC and at the time it was a program by Danielle Charboneau called Music for Awhile. I always enjoyed her show and her taste in music echo’s still like the pied piper that lead us into her show. Ah memories. Needless to say I enjoyed my experiences at Basic Inquiry and expanded to so many other places in Vancouver. Emily Carr University of Art and Design was one where I had fun. Some of my jobs were to in costume and so naturally being the Cultural Cross Dressed that I am I would come with my Korean Hambok and Monks clothing.
Here is a photo essay I put together. The photo’s were taken with my old Nikon Camera using Tri X Film later scanned. The pictures were taken at Basic Inquiry and Emily Carr University of Design and Art.