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Born and raised in Vancouver I'm a true blue west coaster. I'm interested in Vancouver's urban landscape and history. I'm an aspiring photographer documenting my local surroundings and the world abroad. Working towards becoming a better storyteller.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
Canon EOS 40D (DSLR) - landscape, still life & macro photography
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 (micro four thirds) - street photography
Nikon Coolpix P530 (compact super zoom) - wildlife & bird photography
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
Samsung Galaxy S5
Mamiya RZ67 Pro II (SLR)
Zeiss Ikon Nettar 517/16 (folding)
Holga 120N (toy camera)
Diana+ (lomography toy camera)
Nikon F2 (SLR) - black & white photography
Rollei 35 (viewfinder)
Konica C35 (rangefinder)
Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim (toy camera)
Ansco Pix Panorama (toy camera)
Whenever I'm not poor (poor = often) and when I've got the time, I love to go backpacking:
Mike has been to: United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Brazil, Botswana, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Germany, Ecuador, Egypt, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Cambodia, Monaco, Mongolia, Macao, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Namibia, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey, Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Vatican, Vietnam, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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My photographs are copyrighted, so please ask permission to use it for commercial purposes. Not to be reproduced or copied in any way whatsoever without written consent from me first.
I'm usually happy to be blogged except when defamation, extremist views and other nasty things are involved.
Usually I am happy to provide pics free of charge for non-commercial purposes (dissertations, promotion of charities, etc). Just send me a Flickrmail. Thanks!
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MOM:
IN MEMORY OF JAMES AND STEVE SKOG:
VERY GOOD CAUSES:
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada:
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Canadian Dementia Action Network:
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Services:
Tapestry Foundation for Health Care:
Cheers and happy clicking!
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Mike's photographs first came to my attention while searching for photographs of historic Vancouver hotels and commercial buildings on flicker. I then discovered Mike's photographs go way beyond recording the ever-changing urban environment. While I specifically enjoy and often visit his photographic sets: Vancouver N… Read more
Mike's photographs first came to my attention while searching for photographs of historic Vancouver hotels and commercial buildings on flicker. I then discovered Mike's photographs go way beyond recording the ever-changing urban environment. While I specifically enjoy and often visit his photographic sets: Vancouver Now & Then, Mt. Pleasant: Something is Brewing (I lived in Mt. Pleasant on East 13th from 1982-84), Mom & Pop Stores, Japantown: Fogotten By Time, Downtown Eastside: Down but Not Out; Mike also offers up an interesting mix of non historic urban fare. I only wish that there were more people like Mike a hundred years ago running around the lower mainland and taking amazing pictures that record the ever changing and the interesting. I certainly am glad to have discovered Mike's photographs. Just like the squeeky wheel that gets the grease, squeeky marmot gets my testimonial ~ and well deserved.Read less