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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 […]

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 […]

12 Jul 2013
High-Key Clamshell Lighting in the Studio

Studio Portrait, Using High-Key, Clamshell Lighting

A studio portrait with Katrina I love this look. I love the brightness of the shot. I love its lightness (click on the image to get the real deal). High-key lighting means that the image “data” is shifted toward the lightest end of the tonal spectrum—meaning that the shot is extremely bright, but not overexposed. Only her eyes, lips and scarf are in the “normal” exposure zone producing a striking effect. And you just have to love the sharpness of […]

22 Apr 2013
portrait photography

Amazing Faces Of Cambodia

Faces are my favourite subjects. Not only is each face fantastically unique, but each person’s face changes constantly making for endless photographic possibilities. Take this man for example. What a great face and from what I could see, he lived in deep poverty, in a country with a tragic history of genocide, war and lingering landmines.  But despite it all, he managed a kind, inviting expression.  And Cambodia is filled with such expressions. A testament to the resilience of the human […]

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 […]

12 Apr 2013

A Country of Tea Drinkers

In Sri Lanka, tea is a big deal. Sri Lanka is the fourth largest producer and the second largest exporter in the world. I had always thought that tea production had a really long history in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), but it was the British who introduced it and started cultivation in the mid-1800s. Previously, coffee had been the big deal (fueled by consumption in Europe), but a coffee blight pretty much wiped out the entire stock. Luckily, they had […]

11 Apr 2013

A Cambodian Dancer at Angkor Wat

A short post today, leaving you with a photo of a Khmer Dancer in Cambodia at the temple-ruins of Angkor Wat. I love how the dancer, with all her color, jumps out against the blue-grey stone. Have a great day. G

29 Mar 2013

Portrait of a Sinhalese Buddhist Monk, Sri Lanka

I took this shot just outside an old temple in central Sri Lanka. (Make sure you click on the blue, “Read More” button and then click on the image to get the full-frame version of the shot.) I love the light in the shade in the tropics at mid-day. Forget about shots in the direct sunlight during the harsh light of a tropical day. It’s just way to intense. The shade is where it’s at. We’ll be starting a travel […]

16 Oct 2012

Secret Beauty — Vancouver Island Photographer Portrait

In the spirit of Halloween and disguise… Who could it be? Thinking of capturing special moments for the upcoming holiday season? Watch for our portrait special coming next week! Bye for now. Gordon Ross

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