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Gordon Ross Photography

20 Aug 2014

Atmosphere Festival in Cumberland, 2014

Talk about nailing a festival right out of the blocks. Atmosphere 2014—the music was brilliant, the weather was hot, the vibe was chill, the scene was conscious… Atmosphere is a hit mix of electronic and live music, performing arts, awesome healthy food, mass participation events such as The Church of Reggae Yoga (awesome) and chill, reflective zones replete with glowing crystals. And then there was the Temple Teepee filled with sacred art, the spiritual heart of the festival located under […]

11 Aug 2014
Tattoo Photo Shoot for Tattoo + You

Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink featuring Rachel

Tattoo + You, Rachel As part of the ongoing photo project, Tattoo Plus You, A Photo Story of Body Ink, Rachel came into the studio for a photo shoot. These days I’m reaching into the archives in the oh-so-many-yet-to-be-seen-images-category as some of my work is about to be featured in Inkspired Magazine. You can also check out Inkspired Facebook’s Page. Recently, the CEO and Founder of Inkspired Magazine interviewed me about my work in general, and specifically about some of the […]

14 Jul 2014
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Vancouver Island Music Fest, 2014, Music Photography

Vancouver Island Music Fest 2014 I shot the Vancouver Island Music Fest, 2014 again this year and as usual, the weekend was amazing. It was hot, really hot and the bands were amazing. My personal faves were Angélique Kidjo, The Mavericks, Lowrider Band, Blind Boys of Alabama, Mokoomba…but there were so many. I just had to pick a few.  Music photography at a big event is kind of like fast-action sports photography mixed with portraiture…it’s a fun blend with your subject […]

11 Jul 2014
A vantage point on the North Coast Trail

The North Coast Trail

The North Coast Trail The North Coast Trail is Vancouver Island’s latest trail. It runs across the northern top of Vancouver Island. Last year I did an amazing trip withmbguiding.ca (Mike Blake Guiding) and we had a blast. So much so, that we’re doing the trip again this year. You can check out the various North Coast Trail itineraries here. There’s also some good stuff here. And if you want a really cool virtual tour of the North Coast Trail and the Cape Scott […]

01 Apr 2014
Sports Photography, Skiing

Sports Photography, Winter

Winter Sports Photography Just before winter melts into spring, I thought it was time to have one last winter blast by publishing some of my winter sports photography in a new gallery. I love winter sports photography because it gets me outside, I get awesome exercise as I race around to get the shots and I get to spend time with people who are deeply passionate about their sport. There’s nothing like being around people who are at the height of […]

25 Mar 2014
Sports Photography

New Sports Photography Gallery

Sports Photography Gallery  ne of my faves to shoot, sports photography is almost as exhilarating as the ‘game’ itself. As a sports photographer you get to go to the happening locations, oftentimes with special access to the sites or venues, and you often have to get very close, sometimes uncomfortably so, as a past concussion from a hit from a snowboarder amply demonstrated to me. There’s a fine line between close and too close. Three months is a long time […]

25 Jan 2014
A dhow off the coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania

Travel Photography Gallery is Published

Travel Photography The Travel Photography Gallery is up on the site and ready for viewing. I thought I would start with about 20 images; there are heaps more to come.  After so many years of shooting and traveling, it’s been quite a serious job to look through so many images. But the gallery is finally here. Hooray. I’ve lugged cameras and equipment all over the planet, up and down mountains and volcanoes, through deserts, rainforests and swamps and in the […]

15 Jan 2014
Inside of a temple in Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Travel Photography

Angkor Wat, Travel Photography Last year, on a trip to South and Southeast Asia, I finally had the opportunity to travel to and photograph the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat, the largest religious complex ever built. Built during the Khmer Empire between the 9th and the 15th centuries, it started as a Hindu religious site and eventually morphed into a Buddhist one. Actually, Angkor Wat is just one of the temples at the complex but we have come […]

13 Jan 2014
Travel Photography in the Masai Mara, Tanzania

Travel Photography, Leopard in the Serengeti

Leopard in the Masai Mara, Travel Photography Here’s a shot of a leopard from a trip to the Masai Mara of Tanzania. I love those yellow-green eyes. Nothing quite like a cat’s eye is there? During the day, like most cats we know, these felines like to sleep a lot. The heat in the Serengeti is excessive and so a tree-bed makes the perfect perch during the languid hours. At night, this guy will get a lot more active when […]

12 Jan 2014
Masai walking on the Masai Mara

Travel Photography, Serengeti, Tanzania

Travel Photography in the Masai Mara As I go through my photo archives to search for images for my soon-to-be-released Travel Photography Gallery, I came across this atmospheric image that I just had to share. Click on the image to get the big picture.  I took this photo in the early morning of a lone figure (a Masai tribesman) walking on the expansive savannah of the Serengeti in Tanzania. There’s something about black and white photography that can distill the […]