Simon Whitfield has a boyish curiosity about pretty much everything, and a genuine enthusiasm to match. When the neighbour down the street mentioned his Land Rover Defender, it was all that could be done to get out for a ride around the peninsula of Victoria with Bob and his prized British motor car Basil. IPDIT NO.2 — Basil and Bob: A Man and His Land Rover
This was the unknowing first episode of IPDIT. I took my camera out to visit my friend Ari Neufeld, who at the time lived in Kaleden, BC and recorded music in a modified chicken coop. Cello player Rich St. Onge was there to perform some gigs with Ari, and I happened to catch this brilliant piece of magic as I crouched in the corner on the floor. Sometimes it’s the simple things that resonate most.
For this photo I was shooting another project exclusively on the Sony a6500 and was curious what it could do. It was one of my first serious outings with a mirrorless camera, and the size and features of the package were appealing.
I started thinking about telling the stories behind some of my favourite photos, and while a photo may be worth 1000 words, they aren't always my words. Don't get me wrong, that is one of my favourite things about photography — the freedom to interpret an image in a personal way — but there are some photos that have personal meaning behind them, and I'd like to share some of those stories.