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11 Oct 2012

Portrait, Horn of Africa — Vancouver Island Photographer

Another portrait from the Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia. The faces that one finds in the Horn of Africa are stunning. A portrait photographer could spend a lifetime there. Tomorrow, look for a portrait closer to home. Bye for now. Gordon

09 Oct 2012

Ethiopian Youth Portrait — Vancouver Island Photographer

I love portraiture in all its forms—candid, formal, studio, in the field… The human face is a wonder of diversity. The world’s population is closing in on 7 billion people and, so far, there don’t seem to be any duplicates. That’s awesome news for a portrait photographer. I took this image in the Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia, one of the world’s great cultural storehouses. In the following days, I’ll share more images. Thanks for checking in. Bye for now. […]

19 Sep 2012

Geshe YongDong, Founder and Resident Lama, Sherab Chamma Ling — Vancouver Island Photographer

A portrait of a spiritual man. GesheLa is the Resident Lama of our local Tibetan Bön Buddhist Centre, Sherab Chamma Ling, located in downtown Courtenay. A very compassionate man, he has a profound knowledge of Buddhism. GesheLa has a great sense of humor. He also likes chocolate. You can learn more about his fascinating life, including his escape from Tibet, and about the workings of the center here. This photo captures him as I know him … his serious look […]

18 Sep 2012

Kytami, Rhythm on the Rock Music Festival — Vancouver Island Photographer

I photographed the amazing violinist, Kytami, at the 2nd Annual Rhythm on the Rock Music Festival in Courtenay, Vancouver Island. It was an amazing summer of festivals and music on the Island. If you haven’t seen Kytami play, it’s time. You can explore her sound here. Bye for now. Gordon Ross

14 Sep 2012

Kyuquot, Northwest Vancouver Island — Vancouver Island Photographer

Kyuquot, on the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island, is a wild, beautiful and moody region on the Pacific Ocean. It is a paddler’s paradise. I took this picture of our Blue Moon in late August. It’s been an amazing summer of people, events and places. Now that fall is upon us, you’ll be seeing a regular sampling of what I captured over the summer months. Bye for now. Gordon

25 May 2012

Tattoo + You Feature Gallery – Comox Valley Portrait Photographer

The three-day photo exhibit and book launch was a huge success. Thank you to the hundreds of people who checked out the exhibit last month. We were blown away by the community support, and thrilled to see so many of the amazing participants in attendance. The full set of images from the project can be found here. A smaller selection of images on our Facebook page here. You can find copies of the book for sale here. Bye for now. […]

14 May 2012

Elevate the Arts — Taking Better Portraits Workshop with Gordon Ross — Comox Valley Photographer

As promised … here is an image of the lovely Savannah Eanes (thanks Savannah) from our May 5th  workshop at The Muir Gallery. We covered a lot of material in a short period of time, most of which was on the hand-out circulated that day. But in this particular image, I used a single light-source (a beauty dish) 45 degrees to the viewers right about 7′ off the floor. The camera settings were 160/f16/100 ISO and a flash white-balance. I […]

27 Apr 2012

Tattoo + You Photo Exhibit Opening and Book Launch – Comox Valley Portrait Photographer

The final countdown has begun! Please join us today from 6pm – 10pm for the Tattoo + You photo exhibit opening and book launch. This three-day event is happening in Tin Town at my studio. If you can make it to the opening, there will be fire spinning by Luxotica and music by djprime and Des Larson Music. Be sure to bring something to keep you warm – the entertainment is outside! You can find more information on the project […]

05 Apr 2012

Advance Copy of Tattoo + You: A Photo Story of Body Ink – Comox Valley Portrait Photographer

Remember that portrait project I’ve been working on? Well, the opening exhibit and book launch is coming up fast. On April 27, I will showcase an eclectic collection of 81 portraits and stories in a three-day photo exhibit. Those same images and stories are found within the pages of my self-published 160-page, full-color book. The exhibit opening and book launch takes place on April 27 from 6pm – 10pm at my studio in Tin Town, and is open to the […]

17 Feb 2012

Zebras in the Serengeti, Tanzania – Vancouver Island Travel Photographer

Skittish zebras at a waterhole. Safety in numbers, zebras are pack animals. With predators lurking on land and in the water, the life of a zebra seems to be a nervous one. When one moves, they all move and keep running back and forth to the water. Perfect for a photographer – just sit with a long lens and shoot away. I love the dynamism and their synchronous movement. You can see more Serengeti images here. Bye for now. Gordon […]