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Vancouver's Riot of 2011

After the Stanley Cup Playoff game surprisingly enough a riot broke out. No big surprise there since people have been talking about a small riot if we win and a bigger riot if we lose. Well we lost and along with that came the riot. However the police were not prepared. They in all rights should have been as everyone spoke of a riot weeks before it even got to a breaking point. Now once the riot began I had to run into the middle of it with my camera and see what I could get although i was a little late getting there. In being late I missed all the cars being flipped and lit on fire. However I didn't miss being chased away by the cavalry nor being pepper sprayed a few blocks from the rioters. But enough about my adventure lets get on with the images shall we? You can find the full list of images in my gallery. But here are a few sneak peeks.

The Bay
 Asking for Directions
Crowd Diversion

Bobbi Whiskey



Last Sunday or Yesterday I Met up with the ever so talented Karly M (aka: Bobbi Whiskey) from ModelMayhem. The idea was simple, A pack of cigarettes and a poster covered wall near the downtown core. I set off with a simple gear list to use on location. I packed just one strobe and a stand. Using my pocket wizards to trigger the strobe even though the flash itself was never more than a few feet from my lens. I brought along my soft-box but never did bust it out instead i relied on a snoot which worked perfectly for the job.

I probably could have done a few things better but who's to say if I did what I thought of when I arrived back home that I wouldn't still have alternate ideas. Well that's just how my mind works and I'm sure there will be plenty of other opportunities to put them into practice. With saying that I did however get the 3 or 4 shots I had planned to get with a few extra's added in for the bonus factor.