I was very happy to be a part of the Bespoke Wedding Show, organised by Claudia Habib of Simply Weddings, on Sunday 3rd May 2015 at The Halifax Club. The show exceeded all expectations and was, in my opinion, one of the outstanding events of the season.
Thanks to all the other professionals who took part in the Bespoke Wedding Show and in particular the models with whom I worked, Tabatha Khoury and Joshua Bethel.
I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE CANADIAN LAUNCH OF MY BOOK, AVAILABLE LIGHT. THIS WILL TAKE PLACE AT CHAPTERS BOOK SHOP, BAYERS LAKE, HALIFAX, ON FRIDAY, 5th APRIL. ALL WELCOME.
Available Light can now be purchased from amazon.ca and amazon.com
would just like to thank everyone who has bought my book so far! Stock for Canada and the US will arrive shortly. The first chapter is available to read here (click on 'look inside the book')
I am proud to announce the release of my book AVAILABLE LIGHT. It can be purchased from the publisher in hardback here
and in paperback and ebook form here
AVAILABLE LIGHT can also be bought from amazon.co.uk here
Both Troubador and Amazon deliver world wide.
Information about purchase from US and Canadian stores to follow.
Writing a book about photography is probably among the silliest things you can do. There is a basic conflict in the notion of writing about photography isn’t there? Nevertheless people do it - write books about photography I mean; But perhaps I should tell you that I haven’t really written a book about photography, I have written a travel book from a photographers perspective.
I thought that I knew some things about photography before I left home, but I was to find that the knowledge I had was more hindrance than help and had to admit, that really, I knew nothing. This was humbling, but it was also the beginning of a process of discovery in which my expectations as a photographer and as a traveller were constantly challenged, reassessed and revised.
Travelling and photography are pursuits of the curious, both are driven by a desire to observe. They complement and sometimes conflict with one another and a clearer understanding of one can give a clearer understanding of the other. I didn't know that when I set out, and I thought that I might travel for six months or so - perhaps longer if I liked travelling. I did not return for seven years.
This book is the story of my journey. I experienced moments that were terrifying and sublime, hilarious and tragic. I was twice threatened with firearms and twice arrested; I was abandoned in a blizzard on the Tibetan Plateau in the middle of the night miles from shelter and without adequate clothing; I trekked in the jungles of Borneo and the mountains of the great Himalaya; I encountered deserts both spiritual and physical, saw things so beautiful that they moved me to tears and received kindness so absolute that I can never repay it. I knew both joy and despair; sorrow and euphoria. I ate kangaroo pie, I discovered the exact monetary value of my eyebrows and I fell in love. Twice.
Home turned out not to be where I had left it, and it has taken me a long time to write this story down, but here it is at last. Available Light is being published by Matador Books and will be released on 1st July 2012.
I have just found out the ISBN number and tentative release date of my book. ISBN 9781780881577, 1st June 2012.
As a Nova Scotia wedding photographer you dream about days like this. Beautiful bride, handsome groom, gorgeous weather, stunning setting - as long as you remember to take the lens cap off you just can't miss.
And yes, I did remember to take the lens cap off...
A cool grey day in Chester, Nova Scotia, saw the wedding of Ross and Johanna at the Captain's House Hotel.
The bride was beautiful...
...the groomsmen were relaxed...
...and we established beyond a reasonable doubt that the groom didn't like people sticking fingers in his ears.
Oh it rained just a bit...
...but not that much...
...and the party went late.
On 9th July this year it was my privilege to be the photographer at the wedding of Lulu Herring and Mike Wisson in Stockholm, Sweden.
It was a hot, sunny day and the wedding took place at Hogsbergagard Hotel on the island of Lindingo in the Stockholm Archipelago.
Lulu and Mike had planned every detail of the day with meticulous care.
A joyous day passed without a hitch and then it came time for what I was told was the traditional 'throwing the groom into the nearest fjord' ceremony. Fortunately, there was one handy.
Much to everyone's disappointment, the groom's mother decided that the 'throwing the groom into the nearest fjord' ceremony was going to be skipped.
To get over their regret at not being able to throw the groom into the fjord, the groomsmen burst into song.