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So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
She used to work in a diner / never saw a woman look finer / I used to order just to watch her float across the floor
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September 24, 2010

Adaline at the Peak Performance Project

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Adaline had a very bad day yesterday, with a car accident at about six in the afternoon. Despite the setback she made it out to play a great set at the Red Room including a cover of Corey Hart’s Sunglasses at Night. Adaline was handing out sunglasses. I scored a pair, but gave them to someone else in the crowd.

More photos are available on Flickr. You can follow Adaline on twitter.

Photographs from the third Peak Performance Prize Showcase held on September 23, 2010 at Vancouver’s Red Room.

The Peak Performance Prize is one of the country’s premier music contests and is dedicated to developing artists in British Columbia.

Posted by skooter at 6:30 PM This entry is filed under Camera, Music.
Tags: Adaline, Peak 100.5, Peak Performance Project, Red Room

Ben Sigston at the Peak Performance Project

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Photographs from the third Peak Performance Prize Showcase held on September 23, 2010 at Vancouver’s Red Room. More photos are available on Flickr.

The Peak Performance Prize is one of the country’s premier music contests and is dedicated to developing artists in British Columbia.

Posted by skooter at 6:29 PM This entry is filed under Camera, Music.
Tags: Ben Sigston, Peak 100.5, Peak Performance Project, Red Room

41st and Home at the Peak Performance Project

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41st and Home Live at the Red Room

Photographs from the third Peak Performance Prize Showcase held on September 23, 2010 at Vancouver’s Red Room. More photos are on Flickr.

The Peak Performance Prize is one of the country’s premier music contests and is dedicated to developing artists in British Columbia.

Posted by skooter at 6:28 PM This entry is filed under Camera, Music.
Tags: 41st and Home, Peak 100.5, Peak Performance Project, Red Room

Christina Maria at the Peak Performance Project

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Photographs from the third Peak Performance Prize Showcase held on September 23, 2010 at Vancouver’s Red Room.

The Peak Performance Prize is one of the country’s premier music contests and is dedicated to developing artists in British Columbia.

Christina Maria is performing at a fund raiser benefit conference for the Intrepid Pens literacy program for the women of the Downtown Eastside on October 14th. Admission is by donation. Attend.

Posted by skooter at 6:24 PM This entry is filed under Camera, Music.
Tags: Christina Maria, Peak 100.5, Peak Performance Project, Red Room

September 21, 2010

2010 Vancouver International Fringe Festival

Photos from the Vancouver International Fringe FestivalPhotos from the Vancouver International Fringe FestivalPhotos from the Vancouver International Fringe FestivalPhotos from the Vancouver International Fringe FestivalPhotos from the Vancouver International Fringe FestivalPhotos from the Vancouver International Fringe FestivalPhotos from the Vancouver International Fringe FestivalPhotos from the Vancouver International Fringe FestivalPhotos from the Vancouver International Fringe FestivalPhotos from the Vancouver International Fringe FestivalPhotos from the Vancouver International Fringe FestivalPhotos from the Vancouver International Fringe Festival Over the last ten days, in and amongst other things, I’ve been busy photographing the 2010 Vancouver International Fringe Festival as part of a talented team of photographers. It’s been an honour to spend time with the enthusiastic staff and volunteers who make the event possible, the performers who bring such amazing live theatre to Vancouver and the other photographers who are contributing to the Vancouver International Fringe Festival pool on Flickr.

Some, but not all, of the photos I took are in a Flickr collection.

September 18, 2010

Rob Feenie and Eric Foskett of the Cactus Club

Chefs Rob Feenie and Eric Foskett of the Cactus Club Vancouver’s own Iron Chef Rob Feenie was at the Caffe Artigiano at Broadway and Cambie in Vancouver with Cactus Club executive chef Eric Foskett. They both very kindly allowed me to take their photo.

Posted by skooter at 4:26 PM This entry is filed under Canada, Food.
Tags: Cactus Club, Caffe Artigiano, Eric Foskett, Portraits, Rob Feenie

September 17, 2010

Yes Nice at the Red Room

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A more complete set of photos from last night’s Peak Performance Project Showcase in in my Flickr photostream.

Posted by skooter at 4:59 PM This entry is filed under Camera, Music.
Tags: Peak Performance Project, Yes Nice

Aidan Knight at the Peak Performance Project Showcase

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I’ve seen Aidan Knight before. He opened for Patrick Watson last year and was a part of the Malahat Revue tour that I saw twice. Jasper is one of the best tracks I’ve heard all year. When it gets in your head it sort of sticks around for a while in a good way. He’s an extremely talented singer/songwriter, and is one of the contenders in this year’s Peak Performance Project.

The second showcase for the project happened last night, and Aidan was the first person to hit the stage. He played a great set with a full band and it was clear that the audience was full of fans.

Towards the end of his set Aidan jumped off the stage and headed down into the audience with his band in tow. One of those moments when you’re just glad you had your camera in your hand and even when the results aren’t quite perfect they capture the moment nicely.

More photos from last night’s Peak Performance Showcase are in my Flickr photostream.

Posted by skooter at 4:39 PM This entry is filed under Camera, Music.
Tags: Aidan Knight, Peak Performance Project

September 9, 2010

Tommy Chong at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival

Tommy Chong at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival Legendary comedian Tommy Chong attended the opening gala of the 2010 Vancouver International Fringe Festival and graciously allowed me to take this portrait of him as he explored the silent auction items.

Posted by skooter at 10:20 PM This entry is filed under Camera, Entertainment.
Tags: Comedy, Portraits, Tommy Chong, Vancouver International Fringe Festival

September 8, 2010

Justin Townes Earle Performing “Rex’s Blues”

Rex’s Blues is an old song by one of the greatest singer/songwriter’s who’s ever lived, the legendary Townes Van Zandt. The song was well served when Justin Townes Earle covered it at Bellingham, Washington’s Wild Buffalo on Tuesday, September 7th.

This was shot in High Definition so make sure to view it at the best resolution you can.

Shot with a Canon 5D MkII and an EF 100mm Macro lens. The audio was recorded using the onboard microphone, which is somewhat limited.

Posted by skooter at 9:44 PM This entry is filed under Camera, Music.
Tags: Canon 5D, Justin Townes Earle, Rex's Blues, Townes Van Zandt, Videos

September 7, 2010

Said the Whale at Live at Squamish

Said the Whale at the Squamish Loggers Grounds

The members of Said the Whale were at We Are The City’s serf stage performance at the Live at Squamish Festival. They graciously gave me a few moments of their time for some shots on the Loggers Sports Grounds.

Posted by skooter at 7:46 PM This entry is filed under Camera, Music.
Tags: Live at Squamish, Said the Whale, Squamish Loggers Sports

We Are the City at Live at Squamish

We Are The City at the Squamish Loggers Grounds I wanted to use this machinery as a backdrop all day and was lucky to catch Cayne, David and Andy from We Are The City near it.

Posted by skooter at 7:05 PM This entry is filed under Camera, Music.
Tags: Live at Squamish, Vancouver bands, We Are The City

September 6, 2010

Live at Squamish’s First Edition Ends in Style

Suqare the Bear plays bass with Bad Religion The inaugural Live at Squamish weekend ended in style tonight, including a guest appearance the festival’s champion Square the Bear on stage playing bass for Bad Religion. Good times.

I shot 1021 photos and will be sorting them out tomorrow. They’ll be up soon at Guttersnipe News.

Posted by skooter at 9:27 AM This entry is filed under Music.
Tags: Bad Religion, Live at Squamish, Square the Bear

September 4, 2010

Live at Squamish

Live at Squamish Stage Live at Squamish Stage Live at Squamish Stage Live at Squamish Stage Live at Squamish is a new festival set in the beautiful mountain town about an hour’s drive north of Vancouver. Sound check was today, which provided an opportunity to check out the site. The Stawamus Stage is nicely framed by the granite massif of the Stawamus Chief in the background, promising a beautiful sight as the sun set for the next two nights. Look for a complete set of photos and review at Guttersnipe after the weekend. With weather that’s suppose to hold up, the festival looks to be a good time.

Posted by skooter at 3:58 AM This entry is filed under Camera, Music.
Tags: Guttersnipe, Live at Squamish, Matthew Good, Sea to Sky, Squamish, Stawamus Chief

September 3, 2010

Orange

Light Reflecting on a Parking Garage Wall, Granville Island