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18 Oct 2019
Elena, Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink

Sharing Tattoo Stories, Elena

Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink features Elena.  In her words:  “I was immediately interested when the opportunity arose to share my tattoo stories in this project. When I was a kid, I saw the most tattooed people on earth in the Guiness World Records and Kat Vod on Miami Ink—to get my own tattoos became my goal.  I was raised in a semi-conservative household where tattoos were frowned upon. When I expressed my desire to get […]

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 Tibetan Lama

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. […]

16 Apr 2013

An Engagement Photo in Sri Lanka

As I wandered through the green expanse of Kandy’s Botanical Garden, I came across this lovely couple out for a shoot with their hired Sri Lankan wedding photographer. Being the interloper that I am (the basic nature of a photographer?), I asked if I could take their picture. They obliged and everyone, including their photographer, seemed happy with the request; their photographer took a picture of me taking a picture of them. My guess is that I am now in […]

25 Sep 2012

Portrait of Des Larson — Vancouver Island Photographer

A portrait of Comox Valley musician, Des Larson. I took this portrait just before he went on stage in Vancouver. Des and I are currently collaborating on a new project that features world-images and original music. We’ll have something fascinating for you to view soon. You can find out more about Des and his music here and here. Bye for now. Gordon

24 Jan 2012

Chanti – Comox Valley Portrait Photographer

The lovely Chanti. Portraiture. I love it in all its forms. From the head-shot to the candid art-shot, the human face is a miracle in diversity and beauty. I love working with people to find an image that represents them well. My hope is that when the people who know Chanti see this picture, they’ll say, “That’s the woman I know.” If I can accomplish that, then I feel I’ve done my job properly. If you’re keen to get your […]

17 Jun 2011

Tattoo+You, Liz Tourtidis – Comox Valley Photographer

Today, I bring you the lovely Liz. A talented local hair stylist, Liz is adorned with some awesome ink and has graciously given lots of her time to my project. In fact, Liz is the model behind the images on the Tattoo + You postcard. Thank you, Liz. It’s always a pleasure to get you in front of my lens. More information on Tattoo + You: A Photo Story of Body Ink can be found here. Contact us to get […]

16 Jun 2011

Tattoo+You Media Coverage – Comox Valley Photographer

Last night, /A News Vancouver Island aired their story on my tattoo portrait project. You can watch the video here. Thanks to everyone who has participated in the project so far. Each session is unique and lots of fun. And thanks to Gord Kurbis for checking it out. Bye for now. Gordon Ross

02 Jun 2011

Tattoo+You, Janel Lessard – Comox Valley Photographer

Ah yes, Janel — a living work of art, as this shot amply illustrates. I have many amazing shots of Janel, including some of her back, which is covered in the most amazing ink. But for that, you’ll have to wait. Thanks for taking the time to check out this sneak preview. Gordon Ross

27 Apr 2011

Exhibit Opening — The Art Of Work, Mayworks Festival, May 6, 2011

You are invited to the Comox Valley Mayworks Festival opening at my studio and gallery in Tin Town on May 6 at 7 pm. The work of three artists will be featured: Martha Jablonski-Jones, Bonnie Laird and myself. I will be showing a collection of work related images from around the world. The show runs throughout the month May. You can view the calendar here for dates and times. We hope to see you there. Bye for now. Gordon Ross