Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ginger Box

Ginger Box 1, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Ah, the old Choy Heung Candied Ginger. You have to wonder about any food product put on a ship and sailed half-way around the planet. I bet it didn't taste too good... The box was pretty cool. Shot on hand-made paper from Paper Ya.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Satin 1, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Shot for a client who needed a background like this. It was an interesting exercise in lighting shiny things - the fabric is a lot harder to handle (both with placement and with light) than I had anticipated. But we managed to get some interesting shots...

Monday, May 26, 2008


Blowtorch, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Morey Backun at Backun Musical lit up a clarinet key (is it called a 'key'?) for me while I was shooting out there. The blowtorch looked great and I love how it sort of resembles a spotlight.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mug on Table

Mug on Table2, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

quick shot in one of the very few sunny days Vancouver has had this year. It's supposed to get sunny tomorrow, but we've had two days of unrelenting rain. No wonder I'm drinking so much coffee...

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Real Weddings Prada Shoe

Real Weddings Shoe Film.jpg, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

Another shot from the Real Weddings Magazine shoot we did a little while ago. The Prada Shoe is from Holt Renfrew here in Vancouver. It's pretty amazing, and I'm not really much of a shoe person. Styled again by Luisa Rino and shot on 4x5 film.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Elise in Kitchen BW2.jpg

Elise in Kitchen BW2.jpg, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

The one thing about 4x5 is that it is somewhat cumbersome... Takes a bit of time to get set up...

Tin Cup

Tin Cup2, originally uploaded by Alastair Bird.

This is a tin cup I found at the Antiques Mall in Fort Langley. It's made of tin, appropriately beat up and I really like it. I shot it on 4x5 with Kodak 160 NC film, and it works for me.