Archive for January, 2012

It’s a strange, strange world we live in my friends.  Frequently we encounter things that defy explanation, even if you are sporting a slightly twisted sense of humor.  I just can’t get my head around some stuff, no matter how hard I try.  Today’s post features such a thing.  Or pair of things, to be […]

During the height of its operation, this would have been a place filled with joy and hope.  Today all that remains are the echoes of those who lived and worked here.  Thank you for joining us today on our final installment of our latest photoblog series “The Toad And The Lodge“, featuring the now long […]

The day was very cold, and for the most part the only sound to be heard was that of our shutter clicking.  We’re back at Tillicum Lodge today checking out our second-to-last post in this latest photoblog series “The Toad And The Lodge“.  This series shares a large set of images of a Senior care […]

The clouds were ominous in the sky the day we did this shoot.  The lighting was a bit grey and muted, and in many ways we couldn’t have picked a better time.  Thanks for joining us today as we continue our adventure together on our latest photoblog series “The Toad And The Lodge” which takes […]

What once was home to people’s mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters is now just a hull of it’s previous incarnation.  Today we continue our latest photoblog series “The Toad And The Lodge” exploring what remains of Tillicum Lodge, on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.  As the journey unfolds and we make our way around the facility, […]

A place of love, a place of hope, a place now abandoned.  This is a post we’ve been working on for a few weeks now, post-processing a huge amount of images and doing some background research.  Today we roll out the first post in our new photoblog series “The Toad And The Lodge“, showcasing Tillicum […]

Light My Fire

Posted: 19th January 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Antiques Toad Show
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Someone, light me on fire… please.  We’re just digging out from a rather nasty blizzard here on Vancouver Island today and I find myself longing for things of fire and warmth.  Toads get chilled easily, and with no opposing thumbs to use in the creation of fire we tend to gravitate towards items that are […]

A Barn By The Lake

Posted: 16th January 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Life on the West Coast of Canada is absolutely distinctive.  Even with our history only going back a little more than 100 years we’ve still managed to create a lifestyle that is unique, and this is mirrored back in our surroundings and architecture.  We love Vancouver Island with all our heart, and we truly love […]

We’ve got a literal parking lot full of trucks to look at today, folks!  We really love all things mechanical here at The Hollow, and in particular we love antique things.  During the summer of 2011, we had a chance to spend the day with our best friends, the Mudpuppies, at the BC Forest Discovery […]

Review: Rabari – Encounters With The Nomadic Tribe

Posted: 9th January 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Review

Whether you are a seasoned or aspiring photographer, or a fan of great photography, this book is absolutely engaging.  A first pass through this book quickly reveals a truly awesome series of photographs with some truly great accompanying anecdotes.  Subsequent visits reveal more and more detail, both technically and artistically, helping to make this one […]