June 5, 2017

 The Heritage Inn


"There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism..."

- Walter Benjamin


Walter Benjamin's view might be overly pessimistic, but if he's even partially correct then that leads to an important corollary to his statement: that the ones who are the source of barbarism will never want it documented and will try to prevent others from doing so.

I experienced this recently. It was very benign compared to what many photographers experience while...

November 1, 2016

Wolf Totem

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
- Jacques Yves Cousteau


It’s some time in September, although I’ve lost track of the days. But it’s September and I’m in Northern British Columbia and being dry is a distant memory as I lay in a field surrounded by tall grass, hiding from this enormous grizzly bear less than 30 metres away from me.
I’ve never seen a grizzly in the wild before, and I should probably be a little intimidated. But it’s hard to b...

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