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Zombies descend on Yaletown, Vancouver to Thrill the Public

October 26, 2010

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A dead prom queen on the right of the room, superman with a bullet hole on the left and a horde of convicts gathered near a window.  This wasn’t a surreal nightmare, but the holding room for Vancouver’s Thrill The World event. Yaletown Roundhouse Community Centre played host to 286 zombies, on Saturday, as part […]

A Marching Band, Fireworks and a Golden Scarf…Football, the American Way.

August 7, 2010

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“Just support the home side. You’re a Rangers fan!” The shout from my father over the buzz of the crowd somehow didn’t dispel my internal confusion. Rangers or Celtic? The first question most people ask following the discovery that I grew up in Glasgow, Scotland (the next question being: is it just like Trainspotting and […]

Writing for Ahimsa Media

July 14, 2010

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Newswriting, photojournalism and even media as a whole seem to be changing by the minute and with it we professionals are kept on our toes. We have to continue to learn new skills and new ways to get our work seen, generate new work and make a living in the field we've trained for. My roots in the newspaper industry have influenced my view of the internet, and how it affects our trade. However working with Ahimsa Media has helped such opinions evolve.

Competitions: A Much Needed Wake Up Call!

July 8, 2010

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A photographer’s career is sure to be eclectic, contracts that inspire you, bore you and even conflict with one another.  It becomes easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget where you’ve come from and those aims you had when you were just starting out.  I was given a quick reminder of […]

The Cannes of the Prairies!

June 24, 2010

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When we Brits hear the words 'film festival', it is probably Cannes, Edinburgh and Venice that pops into our heads. We picture the red carpets, big stars and the paparazzi. One visit to North America's oldest and wackiest film festival, held in the small Canadian town of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, changed that for me.

I just want to vote…Please!

May 3, 2010

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To date I have focused on the stories I wish to tell through my photography, but feel that this is a story that needs to be shared.  The tale of one girl, who just wanted to vote in her country’s general election no matter how much effort it took.  She had to battle a lack […]

The Effect of Snow in Poverty

March 5, 2010

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A little girl peeks out of the family hut, breathes in the -10°C air, then sneaks back in, only to reemerge with no jacket but wearing  a thin hat. At the time I didn’t really take in the absurdity of this moment.  Sometimes my camera and professional mindset shields me from reality and it isn’t […]