Lenscratch published a feature today on the Hibernus and Sea/Life series…happily coinciding with the opening tonight at Akasha Art Projects.

Lenscratch is a blogzine that explores contemporary photography and offers opportunities for exposure and community. Considered one of the 10 Photography-Related blogs you should be reading by Source Review, Wired.com, and InStyle Magazine.


Event Magazine issue 39-2

The new issue of Event Magazine is now out with a photograph from my 2000-2005 Pacific series on the cover – Nehalem River Study 8. Thank you to the always wonderful Elizabeth Bachinsky…and congratulations in your new position as Editor.

Published by Douglas College and now in its 40th year of publication, EVENT is a celebrated literary journal where new and established talent in fiction, poetry, non-fiction and critical reviews will be encountered. Winner of 2010 Western Magazine Award for Fiction, 2010 National Magazine Award for Personal Journalism and Double Finalist for the 2010 National Magazine Award for Fiction.

“A magazine of pinnacle quality with a wide and enviable reputation.”
Timothy Taylor



Showing “fresh works from creative professionals”, Photography Served has featured my recent collection of Polaroid Corporate portraits.

Photography Served


Issue 19 of New York’s  Creative Quarterly magazine is out now!
I was honoured to be awarded a winner in Professional Photography for some of the work from the Future Imperfect series.



Rodeo 2 invitation - English

Congratulations to the winners.

The results for Rodeo 2, CAPIC’s latest photography competition, have been announced. I was honoured to be one of ten judges from across Canada to adjudicate this contest. The whole process was executed on-line, a wonderfully efficient process for judges across the country, with almost 100 photographs to examine and rank. Nice to see such participation. Based on a scale of 1 through 5 we worked through them in the first round…with a tie-breaking vote for 2nd and 3rd place a week later (a tight race between 5 talented photographers!).


Tourism vancouver

Freelance journalist Ehren Seeland recently contacted me for a new series about the people of Vancouver. Tourism Vancouver regularly publishes articles on the events and locations for visitors and Ehren felt one thing that should be added are the people that make up our city. Sounds good to me…

As Ehren said about this new feature, “Starting Tuesday, March 9th, I will post a weekly featured Vancouverite as a short interview which will be linked to the site’s Vancouverite section. I think that this will be a great way to showcase the diverse range of people that make up our populace, but also a way to trade insider tips, promote local businesses, and share our knowledge of the city with each other (and people who plan to visit). I’m interested in what you’re doing in the city and would love to feature a little glimpse of Vancouver through your eyes.”
See the article online here.

This Week’s Featured Vancouverite:
David Ellingsen

Cortes Island, BC

How long have you been a Vancouverite?
10 years

I am a photographer. In my commercial work, I photograph people for advertising, editorial and corporate clients, attracting commissions from publications such as the New York Times Magazine, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, and People along with partnerships with DDB, MTV/Nickelodeon, BC Place Stadium, Translink and BC Hydro. I also have a fairly significant fine art practice with recent exhibitions in China and the US. www.davidellingsen.com

Favourite place in the city:
Iona Beach
on the north side of the airport. I’m a keen road cyclist and usually include this epic location on every ride I can. Wide open space that few seem to know about…and a walkable jetty that will put you in the middle of Georgia Straight. Gorgeous.

Best Way to Spend a Saturday in the city:
Well, for starters, a bike ride would have to be in there. Ride to breakfast at Little Nest on Commercial Drive, stop at the farmer’s market at Trout Lake, cruise on Main Street and hit the Seawall. The Vancouver Art Gallery has been showing some stellar stuff over the last few years so I’d put that on my list as well. Phew…

Favourite Vancouver restaurant:
Little Nest
for breakfast or lunch. I was going to say the Drive’s best kept secret, but it’s so busy now that I suppose that wouldn’t be true anymore. Their target market is young families so the kids abound, but if you’re cool with that and don’t mind a little friendly chaos, the food is downright fantastic (mostly organic and local too) and the coffee some of the best in town (a triple shot is the standard).

Top Insider Tip for Visitors:
Gene Cafe
on Main St has the best coffee in Vancouver…worth the wait.

LUZ GALLERY – new representation

Luz Gallery

Run by photographer Quinton Gordon and curator Diana Millar, Luz is a new photography gallery and workshop space in Victoria, BC.

With an extensive list of workshops and an impressive line up of exhibitions they are off and running and have already been recognized with one of the “10 to Watch” awards. I will be heading over there to give a lecture or two this summer and have also been kindly included in their line up of artists whom they will be representing. I’m very excited to be partnered with them…their professionalism and dedication to photography is inspiring.