Off a side alley near Suthep, artists in Chiang Mai slowly carve a monument of traditional Thai art.
Home to the world’s largest wooden Ganesh statue, weighing five tons and carved from a single tree, this artist’s colony is funded by a wealthy patron who sees it as his legacy. The main building is built with thick wooden planks covered top-to-bottom with detailed painted carvings. It’s a beautiful, peaceful, inspiring place.
From the nearby mountain of Suthep to the one-mile-square Old City walls, Chiang Mai is filled with temples.
A few shots from a recent jaunt up the Sunshine Coast. I took the pleasure of taking a single lens, a 100mm f/2.8 macro, to see what I could see.
They wanted to start something new. When they bought this old property, David Anderson and the live-in staff at A Rocha knew this was going to be a multi-generation project.
After a shoot earlier in the year for the newly opened downtown Robert Lee YMCA, I was brought back to re-work the brand imagery for a further three of the YMCA’s family centres in Greater Vancouver.
A four-year project in the making, the Robert Lee YMCA is a great example of human-centred architectural design. I was invited to photographically explore the architectural spaces for a special supplement in the Vancouver Sun newspaper.
A four-year project in the making, the Robert Lee YMCA is a great example of human-centred architectural design. Where the original 1941 building felt closed and functional, the new building is open, inviting and filled with natural light. I was invited to photographically explore the architectural spaces (designed by Vancouver companies Endall Elliot and Stantec) for a special supplement in the Vancouver Sun newspaper. You can see a few of the photos in the gallery below.
For more information on the Robert Lee YMCA, check out the latest article on the Vancouver Observer.
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Dinner with a Side of Design is an event to engage local leaders and designers in collaborative conversations focused around the complex themes of sustainability, culture and economics.
Put on by my friend Kara Pecknold, Dinner with a Side of Design is an event “to engage local leaders and designers in collaborative conversations focused around the complex themes of sustainability, culture and economics.”
During the facilitated three-course dinner, participants will be able to dialogue through conversation and visualisation in order to investigate new ways to respond to these complex topics by applying the value of design to them. The tablecloth will be a conduit to allow for idea development and exchange. The aim is to investigate how a collaborative informal approach can help a community work collectively toward a common future. By treating complexity with a measure of comradery, and using design process and thinking, we propose that new and undetected ideas can emerge.