Photo Labs

As the old showbiz saying says, “never work with kids or animals.” Some photographers have a similar opinion. A few weeks ago, I was sent to take images of a woman and her family of golden retrievers for a story by Herald lifestyles writer Trent Edwards about the companionship canines provide. I was sorting through […]

A look inside prison

I spent some time at the Calgary Correctional Centre Wednesday morning to provide images for a story by the Calgary Herald’s Sarah McGinnis.The medium-security prison’s eyeglass program has reached the three million mark, having provided glasses for people in more than 50 countries collected by the Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre. The centre’s inmates have […]

It’s all history now…

Yesterday Calgary went to the polls to choose a new mayor and fill the council seats for the next term. After all was said and done Naheed Nenshi was elected to the mayoral throne. I drew the assignment of covering Nenshi’s headquarters for the night. As the voting results began trickling in and were read […]

Ready to get your vote on?

Take one soon to be vacant mayoral seat and stir in a former local television news anchor, add a seasoned municipal politician and pour in a well educated political scientist and you have the recipe for one hell of a tasty mayoral election. Journalist Barb Higgins, experienced alderman Ric McIver and Harvard educated Naheed Nenshi […]

Election so far…

The election race is heating up in Calgary. Thanks to a resigning mayor and a few popular talking points – including a battle over the installation of a traffic tunnel at the airport and the building of a controversial downtown pedestrian bridge – there are murmurs that there’s a sweeping wind of change en route […]

Nearly trampled by Stamps

The Calgary Stampeders beat the Montreal Alouettes 46-21 Friday, in what many CFL pundits may consider a prelude to the 2010 Grey Cup final. Being my first football game of the season, it admittedly took me a while to reacquaint myself with the nuiances of shooting Canadian football. Not the least of which was remembering […]

End of the World or just a Justin Bieber concert

Sometimes life is about experience and using that experience to help you in your future. Even if you don’t realize it at the time. Little did I know that covering the World Cup in South Africa this last summer would prepare me for shooting a teen idol concert back home in Calgary three months later. […]

Big Business in Banff

Was working the annual Global Business Forum at the famed Banff Springs hotel in the Rocky Mountains for the last couple days. Reporters for these jobs are usually a little, and unnecessarily, apologetic to photographers for these kind of assignments. They know that members of their photo department probably didn’t get into the business to […]