Train Travel Children’s Book Photo

VIA Canadian through Burnaby, BC
Train Travel by DK Publishing. Not sure about a Vista dome though! On the Canadian, it’s a Park Car. “Do you like long trips?” Hell yeah!

Well, this is a first … a photo in a children’s book entitled Train Travel by DK Publishing. I shot this one back in 2008 in North Burnaby. VIA’s Canadian (Train #2) lead by locomotive 6403, an EMD F40PH-2. Painted in a livery celebrating the 50th anniversary of CBC Radio, which was already a few years past and putting on quite the smoke show. This used to be one of my favourite spots to shoot. On the way home from work, and on a bike route – it was easy shooting. See more of my train photos at All Canada Photos.

VIA Canadian Train Travel
Another crop of 6403 sans smoke show.
The Chemainus Billboards!

Visit Chemainus Photos

Over the summer of 2014, I worked with Primal Communications to shoot photos for a complete rebrand of the Chemainus Business Improvement Association.

Chemainus is a small town on the east coast of Vancouver Island, BC just south of Nanaimo. Most notably, you may have heard of Chemainus because of its live theatre and murals, which are beautiful and throughout the town. It truly is Vancouver Island’s Arts Town.

All the materials are now hitting the streets: brochure, ads, banners, website and billboards. It’s amazing to see it all come to light.  The banners and billboards, as large as they are – hold their quality.  This is where the RAW files from my Nikon D800 really shined. Primal did fantastic work here on the design and rebrand.

Everybody I met in Chemainus was warm and welcoming and such a treat to work with. A big thank you to everyone at Primal Communications in Nanaimo, the Chemainus BIA, the Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn and all the artists and volunteers we met. There will always be a place in my heart for this little village by the sea.


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KHR 2141 Kamloops, BC

2015 Canadian Trains Calendar

That time of the year again, and 2015 has me with three photos on this year’s Canadian Trains Calendar by Wyman Publishing. Bonus this year with both the wall calendar and the mini calendar! March, April and May will be looking pretty good. As usual, big ups to All Canada Photos for making it happen.

BNSF freight train in White Rock, BC, Canada.
BNSF freight train in White Rock, BC, Canada.
RMR Sea to Sky Climb Squamish
The Rocky Mountaineer Sea to Sky Climb in Squamish.