An afternoon out with Holly May
I was in Indonesia for just under a month, starting in Bali for a friends wedding and then to travel around and explore some outer islands and some places that had been on my bucket list for quiet some time. I have been there a number of times but this was the second time solo, the first being when I was 18 years old. Here are some photos and film of my experiences with the land/culture and its people while I was there.
With the beautiful and very talented Alice in her natural habitat.
"Light the flowers of earth like incense and come dance with me in a field of fire"
Ever since I have know Stephanie she lit up a room with her bubbly personality. She creates an
energy that you just want to be around & I am pleased to call her my friend. So when she agreed
to do some photos with me I knew it would be a lot of fun. I think we came out with some great
photos and some good memories.
" Be Happy "
" Be Bright "
" Be You "
I didn't end up going away the long weekend because I didn't want to be stuck in traffic and
spend a day driving so instead decide to go to an old favourite spot off the beaten track and
secluded from everything else. Usually we get amazing views but unfortunately because of all the
wild fires in land it has pushed the smoke towards Vancouver & surrounding areas it has created a
smoke cloud for several days. None the less we still had a blast.
"Yesterday is but today's memory, & tomorrow is today's dream"
This video I put together was some footage from a road trip a couple of years ago where we
traveled from Vancouver up to Banff stopping at several ski mountains along our way. Not always
having my camera out shooting I was able to get a few clips to put together this video.
Hope you enjoy!
Always been interested in film photography and the process of getting the photograph from film
to paper. There is no room for error and sometimes when you aim for a photo that you want with
the settings in the camera they may come out completely different to what you hope for. This is
the fun of it because you tend to lose focus with digital photography and forget about the little
things that could be the most important things. Something that can be easily fixed in post with
digital but not so much with film. I'm forever learning different ways and methods of digital/film
photography and the way it is evolving each and every day.
Underwater Art Series
I was fortunate enough to collaborate with Asia Youngman ( videographer/photographer) & Sarah Laila
(model) to come up with an underwater art series of photographs that express motionless emotions. If anyone
has ever shot underwater they would understand how difficult this can be. To be able to get the right buoyancy
and pose was a challenging task we faced ahead, nonetheless I think I was able to capture some beautiful
emotions. I have always been fascinated with how objects & humans are perceived underwater in there
“Life is endless, boundless, and motionless even while it is transforming and transcending.”