Papas Time

Hungry, but lo-fi is what the stomach ordered.

Toll Road 1D

A short drive. All sorts of consumer goods meeting a sticky end down these slopes and gullies…

Leica meets concrete

And the M9 falls four feet to meet concrete. The filter takes the hit, the camera is undamaged, but that filter is jammed on and isn’t coming off.

It's Playtime

The marvellous Richard Sintchak drops off a bag of lenses for me to play with. Time for a wander around Presidio and then across the Golden Gate bridge and up to overlook the Bay.

The Bay Area

Sometimes, the best spots are right under your nose, if you’d just look. Or have a little local knowledge. Step forward Richard Sintchak.

Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver

Valerie Arntzen at 800 Keefer Street Eastside Culture Crawl is a yearly event in Vancouver where artists of the Eastside open their studios and host visitors to show and sell their latest work. Led by the lovely Valerie Arntzen, the Crawl lets artists engage directly with the public and gain a huge audience in the space of a weekend rather than having to tout their work around galleries and spaces, and also give people an insight into their workspaces and often living spaces. I spent an afternoon at the Crawl and went to meet Valerie at her HQ, AMP at 800 Keefer Street, where several other artists have studios. She spoke to me about how they ended up there - several of them bought the place over a decade ago to safeguard their workspaces, and it’s worked out wonderfully… (audio sadly lost)