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Gordon Ross Photography

20 Sep 2019

Tattoo Plus You, A Photo Story of Body Ink

Tattoo Plus You, A Photo Story of Body Ink is a photographic project that explores tattoos and why people get them. I am passionate about photographing people and art, so the chance to photograph two of my favourite inspirations was irresistible. But that’s only the half of it. The other half is that I found a lot of tattoo photography to be overly sensational and despite seeing some great art, I rarely got the story about the person.  Tattoo Plus […]

12 Sep 2019
Geshe La, Portrait of a Bon Buddhist Monk

Geshe YongDong, Portrait of a Monk

Portrait of a Monk, Geshe YongDong Geshe La is the spiritual director and main teacher of Sherab Chamma Ling, a Tibetan Bon Centre located in the Comox Valley. I took this portrait for CV Collective magazine.  There are 5 lineages in Tibetan Buddhism, Bon being one of them. Bon is the oldest of all the spiritual traditions in Tibet; Bon, a shamanic path, was the main spiritual tradition of Tibet before the arrival of Buddhism in Tibet. When the first […]

09 Jul 2010

Yukon Expedition — hear the CBC interview from Whitehorse.

http://www.cbc.ca/airplay/2010/06/padddling-team-adds-yukon-river-to-big-five-challenge.html

08 Jul 2010

To The Arctic Circle … A Yukon River Chronicle

The Klondike Gold Rush, Diamond Tooth Gerty, The Chilkoot Trail, Dawson City, Sourdoughs — if these names are familiar to you, it’s probably because of the amazing events that happened on the Yukon River in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The river itself is the fourth largest by volume in North America and has one of the largest drainage areas of any river on the continent. It’s a smooth, fast flowing, high volume river that meanders through some of […]

29 May 2010

Lauren Woolstencroft – 5 X Gold Para-Olympian

I took this shot for the Globe and Mail back on March 24th. The photo was a front cover shot / story about Lauren’s phenomenal accomplishments at the 2010 Whistler Para-Olympics. The story was entitled, Canada’s Golden Girl and can be viewed here, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/canadas-golden-girl/article1511256/ The idea that we tried to convey was that she was on top of the world …. hence the photo on a mountain top, in this case atop Mount Washington, BC, Canada.

24 Mar 2010

Front page Globe and Mail image and story of Lauren Woolstencroft

Check out http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/canadas-golden-girl/article1511256/ for the story on this amazing athlete.

22 Feb 2010

2010 Olympics & The Snow Leopard

Canon International have lent me their latest gear (cameras and lenses) for the duration of the Olympics. Basically, as a pro Canon shooter (and Nikon offers a similar service as well), you can show up to the Olympics without any kit and shoot with the latest gear. Cool.

08 Feb 2010

The Snow Leopard has Landed…

…they have installed these yellow pylons that make the lanes extremely narrow and they are absolutely memorizing at night especially in the glare of oncoming lights. Add a little water on the pavement and the surface becomes one long mirror …

09 Aug 2009

Yoga at Long Beach

I took this shot at Long Beach in Canada’s premier west coast park, Pacific Rim National Park. As you can see from the beach, you can walk for miles. You can also do handstands. I love this shot for its balance, if you’ll pardon the pun. And she held the handstand for quite some time.

08 May 2009

Young Man in Addis Ababa

I took this picture in a recycling centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The center is unique in that people live in the recycling area surrounded by heaps of scrap metal and parts. And amazingly, it is recycled, or upcycled into new products that are pounded out by hand and anvil. This young man was asking for alms whilst he embarks on a youthful Muslim pilgrimage. Eyes can be magnetic, and the gentleness and humility in his drew me in. It […]