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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 […]

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 […]

10 Jan 2014
Black and White nature photography, Vancouver Island

Nature Photography, British Columbia, Avalanche Bulletin Fundraiser

Come out and support the Avalanche Bulletin 6th Annual Party for the Bulletin this Saturday night at the Riding Fool Hostel in Cumberland.  There are lots of cool things that you can bid on to support this worthwhile cause including this print that I donated. Click on the image to get the “big picture.” This is a shot from Mount Washington of the Beaufort Range. I love Black & White Nature Photography; I love the layers of tone that you can see […]

06 Jan 2014
wedding portrait photography

Wedding Photography Gallery

Wedding Photography With a new year, it’s time to launch more images. And what better way to start a new year than with new love. It seems that there was a lot of it in the last year, judging by the number of weddings that I had the privilege of photographing.  And so far, 2014 is on track to be another bumper year of nuptial celebrations. It’s an honour to be asked to photograph a couple’s wedding because I understand the […]

31 Dec 2013
Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Laura and Wendell’s Engagement Photographs ongratulations to the beautiful couple of Wendell Hoyseth and Laura Murray. Tonight’s their night. They’ll be exchanging their wedding vows tonight in Comox. Now that’s a way to bring in the new year.  We got together last week and took this lovely shot of them down at the Comox Marina on a crazy stormy day. So much fun. And so fun to have a couple who were willing to face the elements … it was actually […]

26 Dec 2013

Photojournalism — Amazing world images of 2013

Photojournalism at its best. Check out some of the incredible images captured around the world in 2013.  Some of the shots from the sweatshop disaster in Bangladesh are particularly poignant.  I have always considered photojournalism to be one of the highest forms of photography. To get these kind of images requires skill, timing, guts and luck. I raise a glass to all these amazing photographers who risk their lives to get these kinds of shots.  I hope you all had […]

19 Nov 2013
Yoga on Villarica Volcanoe, Chile

New Lifestyle Photography Gallery

Lifestyle Photography is the latest gallery that we are launching to showcase my work in on the shiny new website.  There are 3o plus images in this gallery, so take a few minutes to scroll through the images. You might even find yourself, or someone you know, in there.  You’ll find yogis, skiers, snowboarders, runners, rafters, boxers etc. Over the years I’ve shot many different subjects but when I look back on my work, I see a strong thread of lifestyle […]