The other night I attended a talk by Tim Barber, one of my favourite working artists. 

Thanks stopping for the photo..

-Pv

I like going outside.

-Pv

This is my friend Josiah. Last week we had a great escape from the city, it wasn’t anywhere too far, or devoid of other people but it’s still amazing to be able to drive half an hour out of Vancouver and end up in a place like this. It’s always important for a little creative boost to get out somewhere new, and come back fresh.

-Pv 

Noah part 1. 

-Pv

Beautiful hike up the West Lion on the weekend. Excited to share more shots from this day. Burgers and beer were much appreciated post hike.

-Pv

Rj also came into the studio. Had an accidental double exposure + light leak on some very old slide film. Still learning on the 4x5.

-Pv

I always feel lucky that so many people let me stick a camera in their face.

Alejandro with outtakes. 

Shot on 4x5 and Hasselblad.

Me and a strip of light.

-PV

Everyone we know is busy. Jobs, school, girlfriends and boyfriends, we seem to only see each other in the evenings, and into the early morning. Once in a while, we do all manage to get together in earlier hours of the day, and I love when we do. We recently christened the new Geoff/Mikhayla/Brent house with a waffle breakfast, which involved and abundance of fruit, waffles, coffee and champagne, 

-Pv

Just before starting my final year of school I decided I needed to get away for a few days solo, so I decided to head down south and spend a few days in Oregon and Washington. I left without any real concrete plans, and it turned out to be a grand mini-adventure. 

First off was Portland for two nights, seeing old friends, drinking too much delicious coffee and beer, but also getting out of town for a great hike in the Columbia River Gorge. While in Portland I got a call from some friends that they had an extra ticket for Bumbershoot in Seattle so I spent a wonderful (albeit a bit blurry) of a day seeing music before I headed to the coast of Washington for a night of solo camping on the beach. More to come, but here are a few snaps from the trip.

-Pv

Paul amidst dark seas.

-Pv

A little less colour from the summer. Brock, Teresa and Noah.

-Pv

Summer is finally winding down, another season has escaped too quickly.

I did not have the opportunity to shoot as many photos as I would have liked this summer, but the moments I did manage to get away turned out to be some of my favourite. Slowly scanning many lost and misplaced rolls of film, can’t wait to see what’s next.

On Vancouver Island we climbed a tree, drank a beer and scared ourselves. A wonderful time.

-Pv

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