Report On Business magazine - Exclusive first look at new Canada Post facility
For years every time I walked by the Canada Post facility downtown Vancouver I would day dream of seeing it’s inner working so when Clare Vander-Meersch of RoB Magazine asked if we were interested in photographing the brand spanking new Canada Post facility at YVR it was an obvious answer.
RoB Magazine - Technology spread - Sept. 2014 issue on shelves now.
This was an existing photograph originally taken for my client ABB of their HVDC valves at the Hydro Quebec Outauais substation on the border of Quebec + Ontario.
When the valves are operational 1,250 mega watts flow through these cables in either direction and allow for real time energy trade between provinces as well as the US.
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I received a few threats for not posting an image this month. Nice to know I have several hardcore fans. Better late then never right ;) This one also in Beijing. Going to leave you guessing as for which building it is. Feel free to leave the name of the building in the comments. Enjoy!
I’ve been involved early on with Karacters Design Group/ DDB Canada’s redesign of Canadian Pacific’s employee magazine and have become one of CP’s senior photographers.
For each issue I am sent to a different CP rail yard or one of their client’s operations to produce a feature photo journal.
This latest issue I got to shoot in my home province of Saskatchewan which is a bit of a novel treat for him.
The cover shot was just another short drive to Brandon, MB and photograph of CP’s President Keith Creel was taken at their HQ in Calgary.
June desktop calendar
This month’s image taken awhile back from the Peak in Hong Kong.
May desktop calendar
This one taken awhile back on a secluded island. I can still hear the birds, feel the breeze and recall the difference of temperature between the trees and beach. Enjoy! K.
April desktop calendar
April desktop is now available for download.
This one taken last night in Stanley Park where we hung one of my light boxes.
March desktop calendar
This one was taken awhile back. Standing in the middle of nowhere photographing the fields on fire when a CME hit directly above me. I could see the point of impact on the Earth’s atmosphere, it then spread out symmetrically in just a few seconds forming an unmistakable pattern of an eagle like bird. It covered the entire sky from horizon to horizon so there was no way I could capture the entire thing. Here you see the tip of one wing. I’ve been fortunate to experience the Northern Lights countless times but another thing that made this particular event special was the blue and magenta colours. Typically it is just the green/yellows but this night a full spectrum of light was visible. Anyways, have a great month! K.
There seems to be a certain magic in sub zero temperatures.
February desktop calendar is now available for download.
Working with CP the last year has been a real pleasure and this shoot close to home on the prairies was a nice way to wrap it up for 2013.
Ha ha, not sure Train Master Dave knew what he was in for when he was told to rush and meet me in Belle Plaine, SK after the Holiday Train show in Regina but he was a great sport. It was -40 with the windchill and we had to walk a good KM or 2 to get into place for when the train arrived on route to show in Moose Jaw. We only had 2 or 3 minutes to photograph before it had to move on but nailed it thanks to the precise communications between Train Master and Engineer. After the train pulled out I did another exposure for the background and “swosh”. A shooting star appeared perfectly in frame rewarding our efforts and frozen finger tips. Seriously it didn’t surprise me, this train carries a full load of holiday cheer and spirit!
I’m not going to pretend to love treacherous weather but I do generally love Canadian winters. I think it’s the contrast of walking into the cold from the warm house, and returning to that warmth later. Enjoying a warm drink with friends in the snow etc. An essay can be written on it but I’m going to leave it at that. The reality is that not everyone gets to experience that contrast in the same way which is just one reason why I think the CP Holiday Train program is such a great one. KG
Canadian Pacific’s annual Holiday Train program travels across Canada and the United States raising money, food, and awareness for food banks and hunger issues. The train reaches more than 150 communities each year for a combined distance of 10,000 kilometres. Since the program’s inception, more than $7.4 million and 3 million pounds of food has been collected in Canada and the United States.
To see the schedule of remaining stops in Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota, click here.