2011 – My Photo Year

Here are some of the photos from my 2011. Some are included because they are one of my faves. Some are included because I consider them as my best. Some are included because they were a notable story. And some are included just for the hell of it. On a side note: While scanning my […]

I Admit it – Football is Fun to Shoot

The Calgary Stampeders’ Jabari Arthur dives for a reception in front of the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ James Patrickduring the second quarter of their CFL game at McMahon Stadium in Calgary Saturday, October 1, 2011. Football isn’t my sport. Or should I say north American football isn’t my sport. I prefer my football of ‘the beautiful game’ […]

Stampede Chuckwagons

Rounding the final corner on to the home stretch. It’s a scene right out of the film Ben-Hur – creaky chariots hurtling around a dirt track in a chaotic, thunderous mass of wheels and hooves. Each year during the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon drivers push there teams of thoroughbreds around the ‘half-mile of hell’, in search […]

Stampede Rodeo

Bull Riding Being thrown, face first into the dirt would likely mean a bad day at the office for the vast majority of us. However, the image above is a photo of a successful bull ride. Ryan McConnel (above photo) walked away from his ride atop ‘Pop Evil’ with Saturday’s top prize money after staying […]

Will and Kate hit Calgary

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent two days in Calgary for the final leg of their Canadian Royal Tour. Their visit happened to coincide with the start of the Calgary Stampede – the city’s annual exhibition and rodeo. I made it to three of the royal couple’s official events, including both Stampede related events, […]

iPhone camera = too much fun

I used to turn my nose up at the idea of photos taken on mobile devices – it’s not pure photography, it’s too easy to turn a boring image into something ‘cool’. But with a little time I’ve since had to admit, it’s way too much fun. All that blurring and vignetting of the corners […]

Stamps and shovels

McMahon Stadium was busy Thursday morning as both the Calgary Stampeders and the stadium’s staff prepared for Sunday’s CFL West Final. The Stampeders play the Saskatchewan Roughriders to see who progresses to the 2010 Grey Cup Final and were working their way through their playbooks during team practice. The staff were working their way through […]

A matter of antimatter

Editorial photographers are often sent to universities or colleges to get images for stories of a scientific discovery or milestones in research. Despite the significance of the story and their truly fascinating nature, assignments of this type often offer little in the way of an eye catching visual. Newspapers and internet sites are awash with […]