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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 […]

20 Feb 2015
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Better Portraits Photo Workshop

Join Ron Pogue and I for a full-day photography workshop on Taking Better Portraits. We’ll start with natural light in the morning and move on to artificial light in the afternoon. You can view full details of the event by clicking here. Taking Better Portraits It should be a fun and informative day and we have designed the flow of the photo workshop with as much shooting time as possible. The idea is to learn some key concepts and then practice, […]

26 Jan 2015

Slash’s New Acoustic Guitar—Comox Valley Commercial Photographer

  Slash’s New Acoustic Guitar—Comox Valley Commercial Photographer As a commercial photographer, sometimes I get to photograph the most amazing objects, oftentimes amazing works of art. Reuben Forsland of Joi Guitars just completed a stunning acoustic masterpiece for the “Grammy winning, rock and roll hall-of-famer, SLASH, of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver fame”. I think you will understand why Slash chose Reuben to build his guitar. In this 16-image series of “the guitar”, Ive tried to capture the allure […]

07 Oct 2014
Burning Man 2011 Photography

Burning Man 2011

Burning Man 2011 It was my first Burn and as such, I was affectionately known as a Virgin Burner. Click here to the view the gallery. I had heard about this festival for years and was always curious. Simply put, it transcended everything that I had imagined it would be. This festival is the poster-child of the Counter Culture Revolution. On the Black Rock Desert, commonly referred to as The Playa, the world’s largest participatory festival unfolds with a density […]

26 Sep 2014
Antarctica Travel Photography

Antarctica Photos

Antarctica Check out the gallery here.  Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest, windiest continent we’ve got. And it’s beautiful. Of all the amazing places I’ve explored, Antarctica is at the top of the list. There’s something about those polar regions; the air is rarefied and the light is spectacular bordering on surreal. Surrounded by the Southern Ocean it is the fifth largest continent, nearly twice the size of Australia and 98 % of it is covered by ice. And due to […]

08 Sep 2014
Ethiopia Tribal Body Modification

Inkspired Tattoo Magazine Feature (scroll down to read post)

A Feature in the Tattoo Magazine, InkSpired The interview in the tattoo publication, InkSpired Magazine about some of my world photography and in particular some of the body modification imagery that I have shot over the years is in their latest edition. You can read the specific article on my work here. One of the things that I like about InkSpired Magazine is that they are doing stories outside the main “storyline” of tattoos. In this particular piece, they’re featuring my body modification […]

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 […]