These are my first set of images made using my new 24mm TS lens. The process was slow but mindful and I enjoyed the entire day. As always, I cannot thank Wins Bridgman enough. He is always excited to be on site with me and open to discussions about the image making process.
I'd also like to sincerely thank fellow photographer James Brittain. I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to assist James with a number of Stantec projects a few months back and it was his mentorship in that one-week period that allowed me to understand a new process. These lessons and experiences are essential for me to have in order to move forward in my career as an architectural photographer.
In praise of slowness, right James? :)
Aspen Root Passive House 2017
Designed by BridgmanCollaborative Architecture, the Aspen Root Passive House is a prototype sustainable building home that incorporates research done by the Cold Climate Housing Research Centre and local suppliers. The thoughtful use of building materials, the implementation of passive building principles and the fact that there aren't any heat pumps or conventional furnaces required for the conditioning of the space will allow this house to be net positive.
Since the landscaping of this project was far from ready when Bridgman wanted it documented, I suggested we wait for a fresh blanket of snow in order for the images to really showcase the house.
Waiting for the right opportunity is everything.
Donghu Garden, Shanghai 2016
In 2016 I took a trip around the world.
My last stop was in China to visit my long-time friend Cole Paterson. Cole has been living in Shanghai for the last 5 years with his wife Kara.
Cole and I stayed in Shanghai for a while, took the fast train (400km/hr) up to Beijing (walked on the Great Wall!) and also flew over to Xi'an to see the Terracotta Warriors. My entire experience in China was off the hook! I had no expectations and loved every second of it.
In August of 2016 I was contacted by Trent Workman at HTFC Planning & Design to document their landscape architecture work at St. Vital Pool located at 5 rue des Meurons (Winnipeg, MB).
While shooting "Image-A-Day 2016" I came across this building (Day 007) and I remember being completely struck by it. When I was given the opportunity to document the landscape architecture surrounding the pool, the part that is designed so well it's almost un-noticeable as a designed space, I felt really honoured.
Thank you for the opportunity HTFC.
In 2016 I had the immense pleasure and honour in joining Winnipeg's own 2Architecture at the Venice Biennale. I was invited to document their installation "TONAL" in a neighbouring exhibit called "Time, Space, Existence".
Attending the Biennale was an amazing life experience, one that I will forever cherish and be thankful for.
Thank you again so much 2Architecture. Love you guys!
The event took place over two evenings with guests arriving via tundra buggy to the Prince of Wales Fort, a national historic site for Churchill and maintained by Parks Canada.
Chef Mandel Hitzer and Chef Matt Emch impressed the pants off guests with their menu that explored items that would have been consumed in the 17th century, while adding a modern flare. Mandel's ability to welcome and engage guests as well as leave them with tastes never experienced before, is quite remarkable and was a pleasure to witness.
Joe Kalturnyk, the designer behind RAW: churchill's structure did an outstanding job. His design was sensitive to the site not only in terms of preservation but also in terms of the possibility to see the northern lights. Not one person entered that structure without feeling a sense of awe.
Thank you again Joe and Mandel for inviting me to be a part of your new journey. It was an amazing experience and I love you both.
Mere Hotel 2015
Located on Waterfront Drive, Mere Hotel makes a modern, colourful and bold statement juxtaposed within the context of the historic Exchange District in Winnipeg.
RAW: almond is a pop-up restaurant that sits on the frozen Red and Assiniboine Rivers for a period of 3 weeks in Winnipeg, MB. Approaching its' fourth year, RAW: almond has grown in its' popularity amongst Winnipegers and has gained world-wide recognition as a "must see + experience" winter attraction. The restaurant was created by local Designer, Joe Kalturnyk and local Chef, Mandel Hitzer.
Anthropologie, Winnipeg 2014
In 2014, Shannon Wiebe of 5468796 Architecture recommended me to Anthropologie's head office when they called looking for someone to document their new store opening at Polo Park.
Thank you again Shannon :)
Table for 1200 2014
Table for 1200 was realized after Winnipeg's 5468796 Architecture Inc. was awarded the Professional Prix de Rome prize for their project "Table for 12". "The objective of 5468796’s winning project is to research cities around the world with a prominent design culture and to gain a deeper understanding of the catalysts that have built a strong commitment to architecture."