Wednesday, November 26, 2014

joie de vivre



5 and a half years ago I took this photo. A funny, spontaneous moment with my boisterous dad on an average afternoon walk with my family. When he passed away a few months later those silly moments all but disappeared. I lost my father and my family lost its joie de vivre. He brought humour and laughter into every situation, encounter and disagreement and when he died so did the corny jokes. I thought that this lightheartedness might be gone forever but as the grief begins to fade I am able to see him and his spirited pursuit of happiness all around me. I recently tok a trip to Tofino with my sister and mother where we went on a walk along the beach which turned into a puddle splashing good time. It was nice to see that despite the adversity we have faced as a family these happy, hilarious moments are still possible. He will live on as long as we continue to embrace life with the same sense of merriment.



Tofino, BC


Sunday, November 16, 2014

clarity


Not the clearest of photos but it shows how gorgeous the weather has been in Vancouver. Bright blues skies, dry and very cold which I much prefer to the grey wet mess that has been happening for over a month!

Vancouver, bC

Friday, November 14, 2014

solitude


Tofino. BC

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

rough waters


Tofino, BC

Saturday, October 25, 2014

adrift


Tofino, BC

Monday, October 6, 2014

surf


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

surfs up


This is a very old photo from my time in South Africa. I love how the palm tree tattoo on the surfer dude feels very "hawaii". When really this photo was taken thousands of kilometres away from that world. I guess it reminds that the island lifestyle can be embodied anywhere.

Coffee Bay, SA

Monday, July 28, 2014

riding the wave


A rare plant from the crater on Maui that close up looks like a sliver wave.

Maui, HI, USA

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

paradise


This was the view from our condo's balcony. Sunsets and the ocean, what more could you ask for?

Kihei, Maui, HI

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

wish you were here


Been busy with an impromptu trip to the islands. Will be posting photos in the coming weeks of my visit.

Maui, Hi, USA

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

sweet summer nights


The next week I will be in Maui which I am super stoked about. Though it might seem like an odd time for a trip to the islands it is usually pretty brisk in June in Vancouver so it will be a nice change to have those hot summer days and nights.

Galiano Island, BC

Friday, June 13, 2014

unexpected first


Walking down the beach last weekend I just happened to look down before stepping on this amazing starfish. When I thought about it I had never seen one that wasn't broken etc. Its nice when things can pop up and surprise you at any moment.

Galliano Island, BC

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

get into the groove



Whistler, BC


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

burst



After a long break due to being way too busy with work, school and life I am back at it! 

It feels so good to be be creative again. This burst of creative energy has had me taking more photos and even thinking of getting back into painting! In the coming weeks Im going to be posting some random photos from over the last couple of months which will hopefully make up for me being AWOL. 

Vancouver, BC

Sunday, November 3, 2013

grooves


Mont. Tremblant, Que.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

red, white and blue


What  i love about Vancouver is how long fall lasts.
This pic was take in Ontario in the week that leaves are good.  But here in vancouver they are lasting almost an entire month.

Ottawa, Ont.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

layers


Mont Tremblant, QC

Saturday, October 19, 2013

As old as time


Halifax, NS

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

up above


During my visit home last week I was told by many friends and family that I need to be posting more photos. I am delighted that so many people continue to support me as I explore the world through photography and ashamed I have been so bad at posting! So I am going to try to actively post at least once a week, you've been warned.

Squamish, BC

Monday, September 16, 2013

point of view


When looking at the shadows of these signs posts they almost look like inukshuks which is quite fitting because traditionally inukshuks were used as points of reference. 

This sign post forest originated in 1942 when a home sick US ARMY G.I erected a sign that pointed the way to his hometown. Over the years 75,000 signs have been posted by weary travellers on the Alaskan Highway. 

Watson Lake, YT