How to · People · Travel

Back in the saddle with a grin and some flare

A few months ago this 10th-grader broke her elbow on a soft motocross course. On Monday she was back on her Kawasaki KX250F dirt bike again. Sure, maybe she didn’t get as much air as before the accident and she didn’t hit the bermed corners quite as confidently as she could have, but this was… Continue reading Back in the saddle with a grin and some flare

Autumn · People · Photography

One of the happiest photo-shoot happenstances

For the last two days I’ve been writing about my experiences photographing the town I have been staying in. Earlier in the summer I had offered to let the town’s marketing department look at my photos to see if they could use any. This kept me on my toes trying to find the most flattering… Continue reading One of the happiest photo-shoot happenstances

Autumn · People · Photography

Crying fowl: A city slicker goes goose hunting

It’s -6°C outside. Up at 5.30am, I pull on old uncle Jim’s threadbare long johns, then my jeans and finally padded camo pants. On top it’s four layers, including camo too. Two pairs of socks, including a stretched pair granny Simpson knitted many years prior, should be enough. Gumboots and a toque (beanie) complete my… Continue reading Crying fowl: A city slicker goes goose hunting

Humour · People

Two days’ worth of one-liners from a three-year-old

I’m visiting some friends in Edmonton, who I visited last in 2016. Back then their kid was this big and quite the character: I took those photos as part of a series which you can see here. He’s now three and prattles away non-stop. Here are just a few of the things I’ve heard him… Continue reading Two days’ worth of one-liners from a three-year-old

People

About a full-mooning & an evening of swing dancing

When it comes to swing dancing, once is never enough. I simply love the high-energy fun the group of all ages is able to enjoy. The children of the family I have been visiting were getting ready to leave for university in dribs and drabs, as summer winds down, and insisted we go dancing one… Continue reading About a full-mooning & an evening of swing dancing

People · Real LIfe

Of Canuckis going bonkers for dressing up (and it’s not even close to Halloween)

These lower mainland Canuckis I find myself with are completely crazy, I tell ya! In fact, let me qualify that – they are more or less normal during the day but at night, especially around the time of the full moon, something goes gaga in their brains and they go a little bonkers. A few… Continue reading Of Canuckis going bonkers for dressing up (and it’s not even close to Halloween)

Cariboo · Night time · People

A Curious Canucki Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

It just so happened that on the day we visited Barkerville (see yesterday’s post) they were celebrating something called the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. My companions assured me they had told me it would be happening, but I knew nothing about it until we walked through Barkerville’s front gates and I saw kids earnestly making lanterns.… Continue reading A Curious Canucki Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Cariboo · History · People · Travel

Exploring a Cariboo gold-rush town

Eighty kilometres east of Quesnel, along BC Highway 26, lies Barkerville, the most well-known town from the Cariboo gold rush in the 1860s. The town sprung up quickly after Billy Barker (after whom the town is named) struck it rich on Williams Creek (which flows through town). The town burnt down a few years later… Continue reading Exploring a Cariboo gold-rush town

People · Photography · Real LIfe · Summer

Faux fur on a counterfeit child

Apparently, from some of the feedback I’ve received, the subjects of my previous blogpost – the hillbilly couple outside of town – were either way too real or not real enough. So, today’s subject, I can guarantee, is not real at all. She is a complete figment of my camera and imagination. After all, what… Continue reading Faux fur on a counterfeit child

People · Photography · Real LIfe

Childhood: grazed knees and mile-wide smiles

This is childhood the way I remember it, not in front of some screen but filled with adventure, fantasy, cuts, scrapes and bronzed bodies. Last week I joined a local family and a batch of their friends at their favourite place to play, just down the road from their home. No, it’s not a playground,… Continue reading Childhood: grazed knees and mile-wide smiles