My first visit to Tsukiji was ill advised. I was 19 years old and had been living in Tokyo for two months. They say to visit Tsukiji on your first day or two in Japan as the jet lag will help with the early start to catch the early morning action in the market. My girlfriend at the time had just arrived in Japan and had never left Canada before. First thing the next morning we made it through the maze of subways to Tsukiji.
The combined aroma of every kind of fish and diesel fumes plus the commotion proved to be too much — she became instantly nauseous. Unfortunately for us inexperienced tourists Tsukiji was and continues to be an actual working fish market with real working fisherman bathrooms. Kneeling on the dirty wet floor whatever contents of the meal from her United Airlines flight the day before were let loose into the filthy recessed bowl in the floor.
Provincetown, MA is one of the best culinary destinations I have been to — a hidden gem on the eastern seaboard playing host to incredible seafood, ingenious culinary talent, and of course hipster donuts.
Spending a week in Kona with a guy about to race the most difficult race in the world was a privilege, and also mildly stressful. The dynamics between the wide assortment of characters we had with us in The Entourage was definitely well...dynamic. Between fiancés, family, friends of all types, and the race itself there were definitely moments that were interesting, and entertaining.
Sundays in Barcelona are a bit sleepy, but that's not to say that there is a shortage of awesome things to do. While many of the smaller shops are closed, this is your chance to sleep in, eat excessively, and do things you would only do on a Sunday.
This is one of those amazing finds in any city, and Copenhagen has one of the best of the best. The Torvehallerne Market in central Copenhagen is a place to find the freshest produce, have a great cup of coffee, sip the afternoon away at one of the wine vendors, and have a smørrebrød open face style sandwich in the traditional Danish style while sipping on the local Mikkeller draft on a picnic table outside the market.
I started thinking about telling the stories behind some of my favourite photos, and while a photo may be worth 1000 words, they aren't always my words. Don't get me wrong, that is one of my favourite things about photography — the freedom to interpret an image in a personal way — but there are some photos that have personal meaning behind them, and I'd like to share some of those stories.
Simon Whitfield has a boyish curiosity about pretty much everything, and a genuine enthusiasm to match. When the neighbour down the street mentioned his Land Rover Defender, it was all that could be done to get out for a ride around the peninsula of Victoria with Bob and his prized British motor car Basil. IPDIT NO.2 — Basil and Bob: A Man and His Land Rover
This was the unknowing first episode of IPDIT. I took my camera out to visit my friend Ari Neufeld, who at the time lived in Kaleden, BC and recorded music in a modified chicken coop. Cello player Rich St. Onge was there to perform some gigs with Ari, and I happened to catch this brilliant piece of magic as I crouched in the corner on the floor. Sometimes it’s the simple things that resonate most.