It has been a busy month with shoots on the Oregon coast, San Clemente, Big Sur, Chicago and now Vancouver B.C.. Just landed this afternoon and while the currency is different it reminds me a lot of my old hometown San Francisco. The light has been spectacular. I try to take advantage of a nice day when it occurs. In a location like Vancouver you can have sun for a minute and rain for days.
Next time you visit Vancouver
B.C. head into Yaletown and hit up Rodney's Oyster House. The mussels
and oysters on the half shell are unreal. Tonight I was informed that
60% of the worlds oysters come from Vancouver. Very interesting...
Friday, May 24, 2013
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
My last trip to Monument Valley I opted to shoot from the air. With the doors off of the small 4 seater I found a new appreciation for just how expansive and desolate this landscape is. If you opt for the air bring extra layers. - Brown Cannon 3
Friday, April 19, 2013
I would like to think that most photographers are idealists and positive people in general. The act of taking a picture is a form of conversation and a dialogue in any form is always a hopeful act. With all the tragic events in the past few weeks, it is hard not to become cynical. I have been taking pictures for more than a decade now, mostly strangers, most of them hesitant when seeing a camera. I genuinely love people and I would like to think that most people I photograph sees this about me and I eventually walk away with a portrait. Cynicism is my enemy. This is Jubel and his wife Sandy. She works as a waitress at the Ouzts’ Too Oyster Bar in Newport Florida in the panhandle. It is known as a biker bar. She told me that the area is called the forgotten coastline. It is called Ouzts’ Too after the original owner and because the first Ouzts’ burned down in an arson fire. I walked into the bar and I see a confederate flag hanging over the pool table. The sight of this flag anywhere always gives me pause. Fast forward to the end and I am taking portraits of everyone in the bar and talking about life, motorcycles, and photography. Jubel, Sandy and everyone else at the bar helped me come back to center, showed me plenty of hospitality and openness to combat the cynicism that has crept in the past few weeks. They invited me to a biker rally happening the next day, a benefit for a biker friend who passed away recently. Good People, there are plenty of them out there. - Cedric Angeles
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Figured I would stick to the subject of water for today. This is a shot of the 2250 Megawatt coal-fired Navajo Generating powerplant station located in Page, AZ on the edge of Lake Powell. Not only does it use Colorado river water to produce electrical power for AZ, NV, and CA, but it also provides the power to pump 1.5 million acre feet of water annually to Southern and Central Arizona. That amount of water would cover 841,739 football fields 1 foot deep.