Tagged: lights.

I’m not that big on Christmas. My better half and I don’t have a Christmas tree, nor do we do the whole presents thing on December 25th.

But I’m a sucker for cool lights and a nice decor, so M and I decided to light our place in a Holiday spirit.

Plus, it’s gonna be great when our friends come for a nice meal in a few days.

I said I didn’t care about Christmas, but I do care about great friends and amazing food.

P.S: If you really want to buy presents and you still don’t know what to get, check this cool list by the brilliant Tim Ferriss, he too believes in the eternal quest to eliminate clutter, therefore hates unnecessary gifts.

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  06:15 pm, by briceferre 5  |  Comments

Last week I got contracted to film a “behind the scenes” for the latest Build Direct Christmas Video.

The whole shoot was taking place a the Vancouver Christmas Market.

Usually, the first thing I think about when I have to film something like that is: “How can I get higher than ground level…?”

I asked the people at the market if I could access the building next door’s roof top, they said “no”, but they did mention that the Christmas Markets Huts roofs were solid enough to hold a guy my size… (Mmmh…)

So I grabbed the closest ladder I could find and jumped on one of the roofs.

Some of the shots I took from up there actually ended up being used in the final video, not in the behind the scenes. As nice establishing shots.

I’m honored.

Also, while I was up, the amazing Aimee Makris (from Moi Photography), who was in charge of the photo behind the scene, grabbed a pretty cool shot of me doing my thing.

Thanks Aimee!

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  01:59 pm, by briceferre 4  |  Comments

I was listening to a Chase Jarvis Interview last night where he stated that, when he first started taking photos, he would do everything in his power to shoot, shoot and shoot some more. This is basically the way I see things as well. And this started way back in the day.

When I was living in Paris, France I would take my trusty bicycle (I actually took it with me to Vancouver!) and would bike around the city at night just to photograph stuff.

The idea at the time was just to get a better understanding of how the ISO relates to the aperture, shutter speed, grain, depth of field and stuff like that. Settings that I don’t even think about today, were not intuitive to me at the time.

Also, I hadn’t figured out that my passion really lies in photographing people not landscapes so I shot whatever was around me. Like the Eiffel Tower or la Seine.

I gotta admit, people often ask me if I miss France and Paris and my answer is always a solid “no”, but no matter how I feel about it, from an architecture point of view, Paris kicks some serious ass.

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  11:09 am, by briceferre 2  |  Comments

This is where I spent most of my time last week.

The big green building is Martyshuk Housing “Loft” where they house some of their clients (who used to be homeless) and above it is the view from the south facing units. Pretty cool view isn’t it?

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  02:15 pm, by briceferre 11  |  Comments