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Shy Kid with his Horse

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June 22, 2009 Posted by | Photojournalism, Travel | Leave a comment

Anderson Cooper Needs a Beer at the DNC

Eyes Closed Katie

Eyes Closed Katie

After Hillary gave her speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver I got this shot of Mr. Cooper looking like he’d wished he went to law school. Like a true TV pro, as soon as the camera fired up so did Anderson’s game face.

October 5, 2008 Posted by | Photojournalism, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Jim Erickson on The Blind Faith, Eldorado Canyon, Colorado

In 1972 Jim Erickson did the first free-ascent of the Blind Faith on the Bastille in Eldorado Canyon. Jim free-soloed the pitch, on sight. Which means he walked up to the 200 plus foot wall, without a rope or partner, and climbed it, unaware of the difficulty. In 2008 he led the pitch again, this time with a rope and a belayer. It’s good to see him still climbing hard at 59.

May 24, 2008 Posted by | Action Sports, climbing photography, Eldorado Canyon, Photojournalism | , , , , | Leave a comment

Bound for Afghanistan

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Greg Miller and I got a chance to follow Canadian soldiers training for combat in Afghanistan. The soldiers were from the Edmonton Garrison and were on an intense reconaissance training course which involved sleep deprivation, bad weather (as you can see) very little food and long, stressful missions. After a day of following these guys around I had all new respect for the Canadian military and their mission in Afghanistan. We went home to comfortable homes as these guys went out on another cold night mission.

February 20, 2008 Posted by | military, Photojournalism | Leave a comment

Cover Shots

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Construction in the downtown core. Cover of Victoria Business Examiner

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Photojournalism, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dean on his bed

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Dean at the end of the day. He lives in an abandoned squat on the outskirts of Victoria, BC.

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Addiction, homeless, Photojournalism | Leave a comment

Shooting up

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Dean shoots-up at his squat in Victoria, BC.

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Addiction, homeless, Photojournalism | Leave a comment

Vancouver Street Scene

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Homeless people on the lower east side of Vancouver. I took this shot of the two people on the left smoking something. I got chased off by a few angry street people for taking this shot. For a second I thought about reasoning with them but decided to run instead.

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Addiction, homeless, Photojournalism | Leave a comment