Literary Photographer Is On Temporary Hiatus

Just a note to let you know this site is on a break. I’m concentrating efforts these day on my photography site at Check it out.

The Regional Assembly of Text

The Regional Assembly of Text

While in Vancouver I came across this unusual little store, The Regional Assembly of Text (3934 Main Street) stocks cards, postcards, zines, artists’ books, kits to make zines and books, t-shirts, all made by the shop owners. They also have a tiny reading room full of artists’ books and zines. They hold a regular letter [...]

Poetry On Vancouver Hotel Facade

Not sure if this is literature or visual art,  a combination of both I guess, but these words from a poem by Liam Gillick adorn the outside of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel at Burrard and Cordova in Vancouver. The window washers were a nice touch on a wet Vancouver day.

Vancouver Phone Booth Poem

Vancouver Phone Booth Poem

I’ve been away in Vancouver covering the Olympics and have a few things to post regarding things literary but for now will just post this photo I took on Main Street.

Timothy Findley - Portrait

Timothy Findley – Portrait

Sometimes you don’t need a face for a portrait. I had photographed the late Timothy Findley for my first book First Chapter and following that photo session he sat down for an interview and lunch with then Calgary Herald books editor, now best selling author in his own right, Ken McGoogan. I joined the pair [...]

Back And Annoyed But With A Reminder of Robert Service

Back And Annoyed But With A Reminder of Robert Service

My apologies for the lack of updates, interviews etc. I have been busy, away etc. and the downside of one person operation is that it’s one person. I had hoped to get the site rolling again tonight with photos from the David Sedaris reading at Bolen Books but that won’t be happening as I was [...]

Canadian Museum Of Contemporary Photography Gone

More about photography than writing but for anyone concerned about cuts to the arts.

Field Notes - Sandra Shields and David Campion

Field Notes – Sandra Shields and David Campion

Partners in life and work,  writer Sandra Shields and photographer David Campion work together on long term projects, chronicling subjects they find both important and interesting. They now have a site dedicated to their work, The stories here have appeared in a number of places, magazines such as Geist, online at The Tyee and [...]

Poet Tree -Carla Funk & Glenn Closson

Poet Tree -Carla Funk & Glenn Closson

Sculptor Glenn Clossom created a sculpture to honour Carla Funk, Victoria’s first poet laureate, that was installed at the corner of Government and Broughton Streets in downtown Victoria February 2. The sculpture, a 4.5 metre metal tree, has Funk’s poem Hide and Seek displayed on metal ribbons woven in the tree branches.

Books Into Sculpture

Photographer Cara Barer turns old books into sculpture and then photographs them. Images here on the Telegraph website. More images at