9 Months plus a Day on Flickr.
OK, breaking with tradition here, this is the first shot in my x Months plus a Day series that wasn’t actually taken on the 14th of the month but, it needed to go up, I think you’ll agree.
In the last month, Trajan has grown incredibly, around his last monthday, it was like a switch flipped and, he was no longer an infant. He’s got sitting up on his own mastered, rolls all around the living room at a whim (I’ve found him under the couch more than once) and, he’s developed personality to spare.
An introspective kid, much like his Dad. Here, he ponders the ‘A Dubwise Afternoon’ show on the Trail’s Edge Stage during SummerLive on Saturday, July 9th. He was out at the festival nearly all weekend, clocking in a couple of 6 hour plus days of music and festivities and loving every minute of it.
He’s very close to getting his first tooth so, can be a little moody at times right now but, still sleeping through the night and happy a lot more than he’s upset about the teething. Loves his bananas and avacado’s, after all the trouble we had with establishing his feeding in the NICU, the first time we tried solids, he grabbed the spoon and fed himself.
We’re out and about a lot more these days and getting to know other kids around his age. I’m quite happy to say that he seems much closer to his 9 months in development than his corrected age of 6 months. Kid’s a fast learner and, of course, he’s 19lb+ so doesn’t look at all out of place amongst the big kids.
The NICU feels increasingly like a half forgotten nightmare now. Life is grand.
Shot on Eastman Double X film with an Olympus OM-2s and a Zuiko 85mm f/2.0 lens.
Dr. L Subramaniam at #SummerLive on Flickr.
One of the genuine pleasures of the SummerLive festival was the opportunity to see Dr. L Subramaniam perform. I’m not too well versed in Indian music but, am familiar with how transcendent it is in the hands of a master. Dr. L Subramaniam is one of those masters and, he’s crossed over to all sorts of music, working with such western artists as Herbie Hancock, Jehudi Menuhi and Stephane Grappelli over the years.
The music was incredible. Every bit the experience one would expect of seeing a true master perform. And, for free to boot? Damned if we don’t live in the best city on the planet.
Shot with an Olympus OM-2n and a Tamron SP 60-300 on Tri-X, developed in Rodinal at 1:50 for 13 minutes at 20ºC
Longtime Fans on Flickr.
Dal Richards is without a doubt the doyen of Vancouver musicians. From a sideman during the depression to his unthinkable 25 year stint leading the house band at the Hotel Vancouver from 1940 until the mid 60’s, he’s earned his keep and his fans.
Still going strong now well into his 90’s, his band is amongst the best you’ll find and, his fans boast an ageless quality, as evidenced by these two starstruck young lovebirds tearing up the dancefloor during his set at VancouverLive on Sunday afternoon.
Based on anecdotal conversations with my Grandmother, I’d guess she and my Grandfather have seen Dal’s band well over a hundred times. I know I’ve seen them well over a dozen two generations later.
Technical Difficulties on Flickr.
Probably the low point of the SummerLive festival in Stanley Park this past weekend was when the giant robotic snake broke down.
No worries though, the crack technicians from eatArt had Titanoboa back up and running in no time at all and the festival was saved!
Bollywood Birthday Party @ #SummerLive on Flickr.
One of the highlights to this past weekend’s SummerLive festival in Stanley Park was the Bollywood Birthday Party, a live Bollywood style play that raced here and there throughout Brockton Point for each act, avid watchers racing after them at each stop. What a blast and, a solid performance by all as well.
Here, the bridal party shows their stuff.
Lots of stuff to scan and post, finally caught up on my film processing but, it’s far too nice out to stay inside scanning today, I’m back to the park to catch more of the excellent Summer Live show celebrating Vancouver’s 125th Birthday.
This is, I believe, Kokoro Dance performing during a performance by friend Stephen’s most excellent (and, Juno award winning!) combo Fond of Tigers on the Trails Edge stage.
Shot on Eastman Double X movie stock, kindly provided for testing by the always stellar Tom A. Souped, as per his recommendation, in HC 110, 1:60 for 11.5 minutes at 20º. Came out spectacular. I think I’m going to have to figure out how one goes about bulk loading from a 400’ roll without a darkroom. Or, figure out how to bribe him to keep me in the stuff. ;-)