20 Eyes in my Head


The ability to be a wallflower is a skill some folks achieve naturally. Hell, in certain moments I, too, have averted my eyes, ducked into the shadows, crouched down in the crowd. Usually this occurs when some kind of shady shit is going on and the authorities have shown up looking for culprits. . Otherwise, I find I am a very participatory photographer. I engage my subject, form a relationship with them, even for the briefest of moments. That connection may show itself in the slight nod of the head, the locking of eyes, a faint grin. It may also […]

Chron Goblin, Worst Days Down, Seth Anderson and the Oxytocins, and some weirdo’s called Painus!!!!


I’m not sure how Drew Smith did it again this year, but hawt dawg it was a beaut!!  Scrambled for a genny mere hours before kickoff time, our brains somehow pieced together the missing fragments to make some kind of shitshow happen.  All hands on deck, and most vehicles on the good side of the creek, we braved hangovers, cops, moron deficiency disorder and a small creek that global warming decided to route right down the center of the gig.   No matter!!  The circus clowns made it work.   And as the sun slowly set over the imposing comfort […]

Nigel & Lynnea’s East Coast Wedding


I was invited to share a week with Nigel and Lynnea on the East Coast of Canada.  My girlfriend’s parents are from Lunenberg, so every time I’ve been over there I get very fat from eating more fish than moby dick. Luckily the surf on the east coast is quite great, so if you’re not a total lazy ass then you can usually balance it out. I knew that there would be a good mix of this during the week of the wedding, so I brought my cameras and surfboard and hopped on a plane.  Everyday was filled with surfing, […]

Highwood Pass 2016


Carnage!! Mayhem!! Bodies dropping like flies and layers of skin peeling off like cheese through the grater! Despite slower than usual conditions, we managed to somehow show complete disregard for our fragile carcasses and took every chance we had to completely fuck ourselves over.  Cluster fucks, virgin runs, australian citizenship; whatever reason you wish to use to justify this madness, it happened and was morbidly entertaining to those who managed to keep their blood on the inside of their bodies. Certainly one of the funnest and wildest jams to date, with a solid crew of alumni and rookies, babes and […]

Canyon Sessions 2015


Into the Pink, The Renegade Kid, Highkicks, Scorched Banditos, Falcon, The HockeyFight, Napalmpom, DJ Onepiece, Rate Bate, Surrounded by Assholes, Nikki Valentine and the Gypsy Riders, Chieftain, Riverjacks, 4th Street Rats,  10 Minute Detour,The Circus, Clitboner, Bunkbeds. Holy shit what a roster!  All star alumni of the Canyon Sessions!  Voted party of the year by FFWD magazine 2012, and hated by party poopers and conservation officers far and wide. This year was not shitty. Big thanks to the bands who could make it out, and for everyone for cleaning up and not overdosing or breaking any ankles.

Rock The Shores Festival 2015


My FIRST media pass ever!!!!  Holy smokes how did this even happen you ask?!?  Well first off there were no illegal goins-on, or threats or back alley bribes needed in order for me to finally be given the illusive and illustrious media pass.  Also, it was not from any sort of media representation that I have (absolutely none), or the fact that Perry Farrell and I used to jam together (we didnt).   My friend Keri Coles- http://kericoles.com/ , runs the media for the festival, and was kind enough ( or had pity on me) and gave me the pass.   Although […]

A MARRA-GE… GET IT? IT WAS A MARRA FAMILY WEDDING!!


THIS ONE HAPPENED A LITTLE WHILE AGO. SO ITS ABOUT TIME THAT IT FINALLY GETS A POST. SOME GREAT CANMORE LOCALS GOT MARRIED, AND I GOT TO SPEND A BEAUTIFUL DAY WITH SOME FANTASTIC FOLKS. WHEN I WAS A WEE LAD I WAS HIRED BY THE GROOMS GRANDFATHER, THE LEGENDARY MR RON MARRA, AS A STOCKBOY AT THE ONE AND ONLY MARRAS GROCERY STORE. SO TO BE WITH ALL THESE FINE FOLK ON A DAY LIKE THIS WAS REALLY A TREAT. THE RECEPTION WAS HELD AT THE GLORIOUS CANMORE GOLF AND CURLING CLUB, WHICH WE BOOGIED THE HECK OUTA. WE […]

ROCK N SPIEL!! CURLING & PUNK ROCK HAD A BABY AND IT CAME OUT LOOKIN LIKE A CHECKERED CHEROKEE


PUNK ROCK! CURLING! NAKED HOT TUBS AND PEROGIES! SUPA DUPA! CHEROKEE DID WELL WITH THIS ONE FOR SURE. I CANT BELIEVE WE LOST OUR FIRST MATCH, BUT IT WAS CLOSE. AS THEY SAY THOUGH “CLOSE ONLY COUNTS IN HORSESHOES AND HAND GRENADES”. BUT I SUPPOSE CURLING IS KINDA THE VANILLA ICE VERSION OF HORSESHOES… BESIDES ITS NOT WHO WINS OR LOSES IN CURLING, ITS THE FIT OF YOUR PANTS THAT COUNTS. AFTERWARDS WE WENT FOR A CLOTHING OPTIONAL HOTTUB WHERE I CANT BELIEVE I DIDNT SUBMARINE MY CAMERA?! THE COPS SHOWED UP AND TOLD US TO KEEP PARTYING AND WE […]

FISHAPALOOOOOOOZZZZAAAA 2012!!! where no one catches shit!


5TH ANNUAL FISHAPALOOZA.   BLUE RIVER BC. MAYBE  IT WAS THE 12 INCH POWER AUGER.   MAYBE IT WAS THE STEREO SYSTEM BLASTING.  MAYBE IT WAS THE SNOWMOBILES RIPPING AROUND THE ICE.   PROBABLY.   REGARDLESS, THE FISH WANTED ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH OUR LINES.  SO THE CATCHPHRASE:  “FISHAPALOOOOZA 2012!   WHERE NO ONE CATCHES SHIT!!”  CERTAINLY WAS THE STUPID TRUTH ABOUT THE MATTER. WHATEVER.   CAUGHT SERIOUS BUZZES AND HAD A GREAT TIME. PREP WORK. WE BURNED ALOT OF WOOD. JUMP START. ROBERT. SNIFFING OUT A HOLE. JONAS POWERING THE HELL OUTA THE ICE AND EFFECTIVELY SCARING THE […]