School fire in East Vancouver

East Vancouver Khalsa School is being consumed by the fire. This is all the smoke that could be seen from the SkyTrain window when I’m on my way to work in Burnaby on this sunny and very hot Thursday morning. This photo was taken just before 8am this morning as the train was passing the Holdom SkyTrain station. Apparently there was not much left of the building.. luckily no one was hurt. The fire crew got the fire down by about 9:30am.

Section 3 Winter

I am so happy because this photo was chosen as one of the finalists for the Illuminate Yaletown Photo Contest, here in Vancouver.

There will be a tight race to choose the finalist, sooo… in order to help my chances to win, I would like to encourage you to vote for my submission. If you like my photo that is! 🙂

To VOTE FOR ME you can find my photo entry here:

Thank you so much!

UPDATE: My photo won 1st prize! Thank you all for your votes!

Welcome to the United States of America

My photo was used under the Creative Commons license in an immigration to USA blog by Eric Rhodes called K1 Visa Blog in an article ‘Entering the U.S. on a Tourist Visa with the Intention to Marry’.

New Marina in English Bay?

My photo got published in the Pacific Yachting magazine. Thank you! .. However, I don’t quite agree with building a new marina in that historic Jericho Marginal Wharf..

Sewer Cover Art?

Sewer Hatch @ Broadway West, Vancouver

Is this one of the nice sides of the West Broadway Street Rehabilitation and Transportation Improvements?

 “You shall have a place outside the camp and you shall go out to it; and you shall have a stick with your weapons; and when you sit down outside, you shall dig a hole with it, and turn back and cover up your excrement.”
     Deuteronomy 23:12

Portrait Photography

Tiffany Aspinall

A face brimming with happiness and grace, or a face that is hard, hateful… a successful face… a smiling face.. photographing faces brings you up close and personal to the person you are taking photo of.

Face-to-face interaction, or should I say face-to-camera interaction, can bring many different, sometimes quite surprising, revealing personalities reactions from the subject you are about to photograph. And if I don’t have a studio or a big open space with diffuse light and a neutral background, well.. then, I ‘steal’ a location, for a very down-to-earth final photo. My work has never been shot in a studio, and with that, an end result is a natural and tranquil photo that was shot in a natural setting.

snow paradise

Two beautiful days of snow in Vancouver. That was some awesome awesome weather!!!

BC Centre for Disease Control

Two of my photos were used for the BC Centre for Disease Control advertising campaign on Translink’s buses and skytrain.

I did a photo-shoot about a month ago and ‘used’  some of the guys from Lamar and BC Centre for Disease as my models.  The posters were later designed by our own Lamar Graphics department.

BCBusiness Site

Photo of my laptop I took during the NorthernVoice 2006 blogging conference in Vancouver last year made its way to the BC Business Magazine.

Schmap – Edgewater Hotel, Seattle

Two of my photos have been selected for inclusion in the newly released third online edition of Schmap Seattle Guide –