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 […]
Portrait of a Tibetan Lama, Geshe YongDong Geshe YongDong is the spiritual director and main teacher of Sherab Chamma Ling, a Tibetan Bon Buddhist 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 spiritual tradition, was the main spiritual tradition of Tibet before the arrival of Indian Buddhism in Tibet. […]
The autumn is one of my favourite times to walk and work with my camera. As nature prepares for its big sleep and the sounds of the forest quieten, the views are exquisite. Fall photography is filled with endings but rather than depressing, I’m inspired to know that the trees and the plants will endure and then in the spring they will burst forth again. The cycles of nature are filled with the spectacular. I’ve been a Canon shooter since […]
2 Photography Workshops For Artists. For Print and Web. I’m offering 2 art photography workshops on Nov 17 and Nov 24 for artists who need to take better images of their work for print and web publishing. The first workshop on Nov 17 is on photographing 2-D artwork for making prints for commercial sale. Topics covered: staging your artwork, lighting, image capture, intro to editing in Adobe Lightroom and print publishing of 2-D artwork. The second photography workshop on Nov […]
Ice I love ice. And the way my dualistic brain works, I immediately think of its opposite. Do any of you think like that? I seem hardwired that way. So, really, today I started thinking about ice by first thinking about heat waves. I live in BC, Canada and we are in the midst of a heat wave that breaks 100-year-old records and forest fires are burning intensely in the interior. So, uh huh, the planet is definitely warming. And, it’s […]
Welcome. I'm a Comox Valley photographer based out of my photography studio in TinTown, Courtenay, BC, Canada.
I love to tell stories with dynamic images and I specialize in portraiture, sports-action, lifestyle and travel photography. Check out my portfolio and my photo stories.
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"The artistry of Gordon’s work is that his photographs illustrate truths about his subject matter that wouldn’t otherwise be seen."
- Mac Newton, The Asana Room
Pro photographer. Photography instructor. Writer. Speaker. Passionate about nature and world cultures.