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04.06.21 - green room garden

Greenroom Garden & Design was looking for a fresh start to their online appearance and reached out to dna.RM.  The talented and dynamic duo Erin Sage and Andre Koekemoer were looking for a way to present their projects and services that was both informative and visually appealing.

All the photos are Erin’s – what a great eye for landscape & architecture. The site had to offer a completely self managed solution for them to advertise and to work their design services online.

 

06.01.20 - Davis Bay

one roll | twelve exposures | one moment
Davis Bay Series

This B&W series of photographs were taken of ‘davis bay’ on the sunshine coast last january with a vintage Rollieflex on 120 ilford film.  They were printed using traditional analogue processes.
After spending this past autumn fine tuning the chemistry to achieve the look I was after for larger 16*20 prints, this is my take of a spectacular moment at ‘davis bay’ as the world frolics about on a brilliant January morning.
This series will be exhibited at Redecor + Design in Sechelt, BC, Canada from January 9th to February 6th, 2020.
CAMERA                    | ROLLIEFLEX 3.5F
CAMERA LENS         | CARL ZEISS PLANAR 75MM
FILM                           | ILFORD H5P PLUS 120
FILM CHEMISTRY     | KODAK D-76
ENLARGER                | BESELER DICHRO 67
ENLARGER LENS      | SCHNEIDER – KREUZNACK 4/80
PAPER                        | ILFORD MULTIGRADE IV RC DELUXE PEARL
PAPER CHEMISTRY  | ILFORD HARMAN WARMTONE
LOCATION                 | DAVIS BAY, SUNSHINE COAST, BC
Series images can be viewed at davis bay series

20.03.14 - Yelapa – the gathering place

Yelapa is a unique, small Mexican village of about 1,500 native residents, of which 300 are super relaxed semi-resident Gringos.

iguana yelapa 2014

A little more than a decade ago, the village operated without electricity, it now arrives by wire or by solar cell.  The evenings are quiet once again without the churning generators.  This car-free village on the Bahía de Banderas, is made for walking, and you require a genuine affection for the numerous and revered stray dogs.  The heavy lifting is accommodated by the many burros, without resistance.bay yelapa 2014

In the 60’s, Yelapa was discovered by the those alternative types from the film and music industries and other gringos found it to their liking and moved in. In those days there were few brick or cement houses only palapas with palm frond roofs and bamboo walls for privacy.  Los Naranjos, a jungle retreat, sports this type of accommodations.  The place is just magical.  Located on a sprawling and well appointed orange grove, the water source is siphoned from their own private waterfall.river yelapa 2014

yelapaMap

Endless diversions lead you off the main walking path. A hike to Sky Temple is as meditative as it is challenging, with strategically places alters, presenting the world’s yogic luminaries. The cross town road gracefully meanders to Verana, a hotel perched on the side of a hill.  Along the way there are art installations and mysterious paths that lead to the water’s edge.perro burro tecomata 2014

A slice of lemon pie may be had by the local temptress known as the pie lady.  The pace of Yelapa flows gently or not at all, the latter usually end up at la playa, with eyes closed, absorbing the brilliant sun.

 

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