03 Jul 2016

Bill Cunningham

I think I glimpsed him in New York. A few years ago, way off in the distance, an older man in blue, beetling down the street on his bike. Well, the evidence couldn’t be flimsier, but I like to think it was Bill Cunningham. Like so many others, I admired

22 Mar 2016

Emily Cooper

Emily Cooper has been working the Vancouver art scene since she was a baby. She would trail behind her father – noted photographer David Cooper – as he went from gig to gig. One of his regular subjects was the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and, after awhile, David and Prima Ballerina

08 Dec 2015

Sarah Murray

Midway through getting his portrait shot for a magazine, director Carl Bessai surprised photographer Sarah Murray with a question. “Would you be available to shoot some movie stills?” Hmm. Murray had never shot movie stills before. Food, interiors, travel, portraits – sure. But movies? Never. Not to worry. With an

07 Mar 2015

Steven Lu

“The more pictures you see,” Robert Mapplethorpe said, “the better you are as a photographer.” Steven Lu has seen a lot of pictures. He has studied photography, chaired photography clubs, shot alongside industry photographers and worked for two years at Broadway Camera. Lu has always scrutinized his own work closely.

14 Feb 2015

Ilanna Barkusky

The snowboarder soars off the jump, body and board angled down like a dagger. The surfer is cutting into a wave that looks eager to swallow him whole. There is such life in athletes who are pushing at the edges and photographer Ilanna Barkusky is poised with her camera, craning for

03 Feb 2015

Kevin Clark

Even the Mighty Martha can fall victim to food photo failure. Just over a year ago, Martha Stewart was getting into the sharing spirit, tweeting out pictures of her latest meals: iceberg wedge salad, seaweed bone marrow, pasta handkerchiefs, onion soup with baguette croutons, gruyere and comte cheese melted on

09 Dec 2014

Leo Zuckerman

I would dearly love to take credit for the photo overhead. Sadly, I cannot. It is the work of Leo Zuckerman – a talented filmmaker and photographer. At the age of 23, he has already won multiple awards for his action sports short films. Fresh out of university, he is