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24 Jul 2017

Vancouver Island Music Fest 2017

Vancouver Island Music Fest 2017 Another successful Vancouver Island Music Fest (VIMF) has come and gone. With its quick passing it seems almost dream-like as in “Did that really happen and it’s over already…again?” Well, it is only a weekend but it did seem to move faster than normal to me. There are a lot of music festivals out there so it’s no small feat for a festival to survive let alone thrive. People only have so much money and […]

07 Mar 2013

My Lucky Day with the Elephants

I say lucky because even though I visited Udawalawe National Park at mid-day, I still saw over a hundred elephants. Despite the crushing heat, the elephants were out in large numbers, maybe because there was a little atmospheric haze that brought the sun down one notch. Even though their skin looks tough, apparently it isn’t and they regularly cover themselves in muddy water and dirt throughout the day to protect themselves. And in the extreme afternoon heat, you see them […]

04 Mar 2013

Surfing the Sri Lankan Way

A coastal town sounded like the perfect reprieve from the grime and congestion of Colombo so I headed south to the beach-town of Unawatuna. The town itself is nothing spectacular–it’s primarily a tourist destination with little soul. But it does have the amenities of relaxation: rooms and restaurants at nearly every step and, of course, it has the ocean with its long, sandy beach and surf break. I studied the break for awhile and I was convinced that this was […]

02 Mar 2013

Navigating the Traffic and the Cops in Colombo

Driving here is not for the weak of spirit. Like so many other places around the world, the streets and roads of Colombo are wildly chaotic and dangerous to navigate especially if you’re a foreign driver. Even as a pedestrian in traffic, survival requires thought. The featured image is more of a back street scene, but I like this one because it shows the mix of street life. Oftentimes, there are no sidewalks. And one has to be aware of […]

27 Feb 2013

I Gave Big Sea Fishing a Try, Then Ran for the Shade

As islands go, Sri Lanka is the 25th largest in the world. On a map it may look like the size of a mouse alongside the elephant of India, but it’s still twice the size of Vancouver Island. Consequently, it has a vast coastline and fishing is a major occupation in Sri Lanka. If you like seafood, this could be your paradise. It’s on nearly every menu. In the featured picture, if you look way out on the horizon (depending […]

25 Feb 2013

Follwing the Buddhist Code of Ethics on Poya Day

This is my first day in Sri Lanka, and, if first impressions are worth anything, I think I’m really going to love it here. The weather is hot, the people smile easily, the food is sublime and culturally it’s rich. Really rich. There is something new everywhere. And it doesn’t seem to have the hassle factor that is quite common one nation north. Luckily for me, today is a public holiday known as a Poya Day, of which there are […]

23 Feb 2013

I've Been Living in a Capsule

In the last post, I talked about where the people of Singapore live. Well, this is where I’ve been living. It’s called a Capsule Hotel and they originated in Japan where space, like many densely inhabited regions of Asia, is at a huge premium. So, as always, if things get too expensive for the masses, they either give you less of them or they make them smaller. Hence the Capsule Hotel. I’ve never stayed in one of the Japanese originals […]

17 Jun 2011

Tattoo+You, Liz Tourtidis – Comox Valley Photographer

Today, I bring you the lovely Liz. A talented local hair stylist, Liz is adorned with some awesome ink and has graciously given lots of her time to my project. In fact, Liz is the model behind the images on the Tattoo + You postcard. Thank you, Liz. It’s always a pleasure to get you in front of my lens. More information on Tattoo + You: A Photo Story of Body Ink can be found here. Contact us to get […]

19 May 2011

The Art Of Work Exhibit Closes May 22 – Comox Valley Photographer

The Mayworks Festival exhibition – The Art Of Work – concludes this weekend at my studio and gallery in Tin Town. The show runs Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 4 pm each day. Details can be found here and here. The art of Martha Jablonski-Jones and Bonnie Laird will also be on display. These two painters are highly accomplished artists. It’s worth a look. Bye for now. Gordon Ross

12 May 2011

World Portrait Feature Gallery – Comox Valley Photographer

Check out a new collection of world portraits in the feature gallery. If I had to choose one subject matter to shoot, it would be people. And portraits — whether candid or formal — can be light and fun, or intense and revealing. I chose a random collection of images for the slideshow. The portraits are from all over the world — Argentina, Bali, Burkina Faso, Burma, Mexico and Mongolia. To view the images in slideshow format, click here. I hope you […]