I've known this gorl for 2 years now, and although ive lost all touch with her, I still follow her photo stream on Flickr. Meg's work keeps getting better and better. Although most of her photo enthusiasm engages around concert photography which i find presumably dull, she does great portraits, especially her latest stuff of Charras Coyle. Meg can be spotted as a staple contributor for concert photos of bands such as The Strokes, The Winks, Tenacious D, Regina Spektor and Fake Shark- Real Zombie in magazines such as The Discorder. She is a Vancouver resident who gets the privelege to receive photo-passes from Jack White's publicist and travel for free to San Francisco to see The Strokes. I give her all the credit to being one of the best concert photographers out there, her stuff is sharp, fresh and forward. So are her friends who are often the subjects of her shoots, all of them being Sam, Sarah, Vanessa and others.


The Works of Ben Johnson

His photo exhibit is displayed for a while now, as stated in the post below. But on May 24th, at 8-10 PM, he will be hosting a closing party for his Cambodian photo pieces. Come out and Enjoy!
For now here are some photos tha Ben has taken of Vancouver.


A Big Thank you to Ben Johnson for letting me feature him. His photos depics the spirit of Vancouver in such a simple yet singnificant way......the energy of it's buildings, the people and everything that surrounds Vancouver all comes together in his photos through the eye of an observer that simply wants to capture. I had a great time picking out the photos, especially from the Main Street collection because I used to work at some of the shelters around there.





Images of Ankor: Photos by Ben Johnson

Images of Ankor - Photos by Ben Johnson
Photo show at Radha Yoga and eatery
Ben Johnson

Thursday, May 24, 2007
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Radha Yoga and Eatery
730 Main Street
Vancouver, BC

Images of Ankor: Photos by Ben JohnsonThe show is on display, with a closing party on May 24th from 8 to 10pmAngkor is a region in Cambodia that served as the seat of power of the Khmer empire from the 9th to the 15th century. Spread over almost 200 square kilometres is a collection of temples that form one of the greatest collections of Hindu and Buddhist architecture in the world. The principal temple of Angkor, Angkor Wat, was built in the 12th century and is considered to be the largest single religious monument ever built. About the PhotographerBen Johnson is a Vancouver-based photographer whose images are ethnographic and documentary in style. He has travelled extensively and has photographed subjects in India, China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia.Website: www.flickr.com/photos/sockeyed



My time in the Vancouver/Victoria area was short lived, yet it was some of the best time I have spent in a long time. Me and my friend from Canada took a vacation that began in Vancouver and circled around the areas including Victoria, Seattle, and Whistler. Vancouver was and still is one of the most lively and interesting places I have visited. It seems like a very friendly and open place to live. There seem to be all types of people of all ages and all types of interests who live here. We went up there and already had plans to do things, however Vancouver is a city full of wonderful activities and fun. We were treated to 2 weekends full of great fireworks shows during a contest that was put on in the summer of 2006. As for my work I focus on scenery photography with a small bit of timed exposure shooting for interesting movement effects at night. I like photos with deep color contrast or simply many things "happening" in the picture. I am a big follower of the rule of thirds and find that it usually makes for great photos. While I do not always follow it, I am always finding great pictures using this rule. I do not shoot enough portrait work, but wish to do more of that in the future. I hope to also visit the Vancouver area again sometime in the future.