Back in the spring of 2017, my good friend Dan Brandon http://danbrandon.ca/ called me up to help him with a cool job for Nickel Brook Brewing Co. He was working on a new ad campaign for Nickel Brook and needed his work photographed. Thankfully, my wife Dana Cowie and I have a great studio in Hamilton. Dan ... Read More
A little while ago I had the opportunity to film an interview for an organization called Castle Now through a local company called Parallel Made. They promote early testing in individuals for cancer. With both my parents passed on from Cancer, I found this video project rewarding and close to home.
Last week I got a text from my friend Ryan Stutt at King Magazine that an old friend Darrell Smith had been hit by a car and was in the hospital on life support. He had brain damage and things were not looking good. A few days previous, he had rolled his ankle skateboarding. Randomly on the ... Read More
Last week I was given a gift certificate for a 20 minute flight in a glider at the Sosa Gliding Club. Hey, I’m all for trying new things. I like to try new food or listen to new music. So go up for a free flight in a glider? Sure, why not? Well, as I get ... Read More
I had the joy of getting out last weekend with a good friend of mine, Drew Fraser to hit the streets of Hamilton, Ontario and break out my trusty Canon 1D Mark IV to capture some street skating. For the longest time I left the skateboard world(only in body though) and put down the camera. But my friend has kept harassing ... Read More
With digital photography now the norm and everyone taking photos with their phones, I’m happy that Instagram uses the square format that I used to shoot with my Bronica 6×6 camera. Back in the film days, I’d shoot everything with 2 1/4 by 2 1/4 inch square medium format film on my Bronica. It was ... Read More
I love travelling and seeing new places and revisiting old places. Although I’ve been to Holland a few times in the past, there is always new places to see. This year we stayed in the beautiful town of Hardewijk. It has a history of over 800 years. Amazing considering Canada is only turning 150 this ... Read More
It was a beautiful weekend here in Hamilton for Mothers Day and all the events happening around the area. While my wife Dana Cowie was participating in the West Hamilton Artists Tour, my girls and I headed out to Valens Rd. and Fox Run Stables for a equestrian contest. Although I could talk your ear off ... Read More
Here’s a painting my wife Dana Cowie (danacowie.com) recently completed of some budding branches found on the Bruce Trail. 24″ x 60″, oil on canvas. It will be in our studio at the West Hamilton Artist’s Tour (westhamiltonartiststour.com) all next weekend! Photographing art is a special skill set. You need to pay attention to glares, angles ... Read More
After a lot of humming and hawwing, I finally decided on a new logo design! I love this because it reminds me of one of my first cameras, a Pentax K1000. Fully manual and in the days before all digital.