Took a trip up to Sombrio Beach on Vancouver Island this past weekend. What a beautiful place to camp! A 1km hike down the path and your at your ‘campsite’. Pitch your tent where you like, and have the ocean as your front porch and the forest as your back yard. Doesn’t get much better. Thanks to Craig for snapping some nice photos of me
The bird bands came together for a night of folk at the Upstairs Cabaret in Victoria’s downtown.
Seattle’s Impossible Bird brought their folk-jam to the stage and won me over with their sounds reminiscent of Dave Matthews. Check out their music here.
Victoria’s Fish & Bird were charming and refreshing. A local band to keep tabs on for sure. Here is their webpage.
Fun local band, Zerbin played at the Lucky Bar in Victoria last week. The Lucky Bar is a small little venue, in the heart of downtown. Of the venues I’ve checked out so far, this is my favourite place. Thanks Lucky Bar! And to the boys of Zerbin – good times!
This past month has been a busy one. My partner and I have made the move from Regina, Saskatchewan to Victoria, B.C. Craig started a job with UVic in the IT department and I am giving this freelance photography and videography world a shot. Before moving to Victoria, I had only been here once before for a couple days in the fall. So the last few weeks have been full of exploring.
I’ve been sticking to the coast for now. There are hidden little beaches and coves around every corner. I’ve gotten lost a couple of times, and a good rule is go down the hill, you will reach the ocean eventually. Just down hill from our place is the ocean, Dallas Road Beach, and I try and visit it everyday.
Exploring this weekend took us to the beach. We set off with a bottle of wine and a tripod to try our hands at some long exposures. I love how the waves look like fog, and mist. It creates an instant mood. Not bad for a first try.
A strange show would be the best way to describe the Ghostface Killah performance in Regina a few weeks back.
I don’t know if it was the club (Pure Ultra Lounge), the crowd (some of Regina’s strangest came out of the woodwork), or the terrible opening acts (one group only wore bullet proof vests?) but Ghostface had the odds stacked against him.
But no problem for the member of Wu-Tang Clan. He brought his energy and love for rap to the stage…..even if it wasn’t till 1:40 in the a.m.
His DJ, did a awesome history of rap. He called it like he saw it and told us we needed a lesson in rap, and believe me, we needed it. All in all, Ghostface did his best to make something out of this weird night in Regina’s hip-hop scene.
Regina band, Rah Rah, is currently on tour in the US. The band played to a huge crowd in Chicago the other night, and are making their way down to Austin, TX for SXSW. Before they took off on their great American adventure they played an intimate little show in an unlikely café in Regina for only a 100-ish people. It was a neat send off for the band. Way to go Rah Rah!
Here is another engagement shoot I did recently with friends Meghan and Chippies. They are tying the knot in a couple of months, a wedding that promises to be one of a kind, so some unique engagement shots were in order. Meghan is a crafting, costume queen, so I knew she had the wardrobe for it, and Chippied mustachio is screaming for some attention. Here it is, ol-timey romance:
Sometimes to kill the winter blues you need to forget about trying to avoid the cold, and just be in it. Go outside, and take it all in. That’s what Julia McDougall (check out her website with links to her music here) and I did a little while back on one of those ‘deep-freeze’ winter morning the Prairies are all too well known for.
The uber talented musician is now participating in the CBC Searchlight contest. Head on over to vote now- today is the last day!
So I have been a very bad blogger. December was the last time I posted – bad, bad Kim! Let me make up for it. OK?
Two of my good friends are getting married this year – Rachel and Kyle. Interesting fact, myself and Rachel constantly get mistaken for each other….which is how we met. Real life doppleganger! Anyway, Kyle and Rachel and I went down to Vintage Vinyle in Regina and did a bit of record shopping. Kyle makes up one third of the DJ group Brothers, so he knows good music. He collects vinyl, CDs….and tapes – not kidding. Last year he pulled some Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd out of a tape collection he keeps in his car. So I thought Vintage was a fitting choice for a little engagement shoot. Here are some of the shots: