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Winnipeg Folk Festival 2015 – A retrospective.

Ah, the Winnipeg Folk Festival: a gathering around music, art, and community that pops up in a prairie field for five days every year.  Exactly two weeks from today the 2016 festival begins with the Crooked Brothers kicking things off on the main stage.  Spending time with good friends (both old and new), discovering new music, and happening by chance upon unexpected joys…I’m looking forward to another year barefoot in these fields as an official festival photographer.…

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  • Daniel C. CrumpJune 23, 2016 - 1:51 pm

    Very cool! Captured the festival very well. I’m also getting excited, but a little bummed that media passes don’t get access to the campground. See you there?ReplyCancel

  • DavidJune 23, 2016 - 2:04 pm

    See you there. And thanks for the kind words Daniel.ReplyCancel

  • Romi MayesJune 23, 2016 - 2:11 pm

    Sweet pics David! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn KosteskyJune 23, 2016 - 4:40 pm
  • BakonJune 30, 2016 - 6:16 am

    Amazing shots!ReplyCancel

Carly Dow (and friends)

One of the great things about the Manitoba music community is the mutual support that artists give each other – competition is shrugged away, and friendship is the chosen way.  When a creator releases to the world something they have been working on for a long time, it is a thing to be celebrated.  Such was the case at Carly Dow‘s launch party for her new album, Ingrained – friends gathered, friends performed, friends danced, and all witnessed the essence of the …

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  • Carly DowMay 28, 2015 - 7:10 pm

    Thanks David!! These photos are gorgeous. I’m glad you could be there 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Roger RogerMay 28, 2015 - 10:23 pm

    WOW! What beautiful shots, these are incredible!ReplyCancel

  • DanielleJune 4, 2015 - 4:16 pm

    Beautiful series of portraits!ReplyCancel

Spirits in the sky.

The aurora borealis are a beautiful wonder of nature.  Over my entire life, I have seen the night sky erupt in dancing northern lights a few times – usually unexpectedly when I am camped in the woods and I happen to poke my head out from the tent in the middle of the night.  Watching them silently move across the sky, it is easy to understand how people have believed them to be spirits of animals and ancestors.  In all honesty, in the awe of the moment it is still easy …

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  • Britney QuiringApril 1, 2015 - 9:48 am

    So beautiful!!! You did an AMAZING job of capturing their beautyReplyCancel

  • Chuck LeibertApril 1, 2015 - 12:01 pm

    They were beautiful. Thank you for thinking of the bourbon that made them look even better.ReplyCancel

  • Miguel YetmanApril 1, 2015 - 5:43 pm

    stunning david just stunningReplyCancel

  • Heather Kingdon SirkovskyApril 1, 2015 - 9:10 pm

    absolutely gorgeous photos, David!ReplyCancel

Frozen at Lake Winnipeg.

I am not a bird that flies south.  Rather, a winter escape for me is to leave dirty city streets behind and seek out a spot where the snow is still pure white.  This year, the escape was to a cozy cabin on the blank canvas that is Lake Winnipeg.…

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  • Karen SuchyMarch 24, 2015 - 5:04 pm

    It was so cold that night you went up to Hecla, but the shot at the lighthouse was worth it. How beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Tony DonovanMarch 24, 2015 - 5:20 pm

    Love your visual stories. That last shot is awesome. Very reminiscent of Paul Zizka.ReplyCancel

  • DavidMarch 24, 2015 - 9:11 pm

    I’m glad you both like that last one! It was really cold Karyn…but we worked up enough of a sweat schlubbing through the snow drifts that we were fine!ReplyCancel

Winnipeg Folk Festival 2014

The 41st Winnipeg Folk Festival has come and gone.  Once again, an empty field in Bird’s Hill Park was turned into a vibrant community.  We came and we went, but forever we will have the memories. Every year is different but I always leave feeling the same: my head full of music and my heart full of love.…

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  • Marc NeufeldAugust 6, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Fantastic pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Rae JonesAugust 6, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    Love the photos! I missed out on folk fest this year, but your photos made it feel like I was there.ReplyCancel

  • KareniaAugust 6, 2014 - 10:07 pm

    What a lovely synopsis of one person’s experience of Folk Fest. I’m glad I got to share a few of those moments with you. My favourite shot… the rubber boots on stage, the sound booth and Pope’s Hill at night. Elephant Revival was also my favourite discovery for this year’s fest.ReplyCancel

  • Dua HamedAugust 7, 2014 - 12:47 am

    Great shots that accompanied a flood way of memories. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • DavidAugust 7, 2014 - 9:54 am

    Glad you enjoyed these folks.

    @Courtney: I missed running into you at the festival this year! Europe though, is a good excuse. Hope you’re having a good trip.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Rae JonesAugust 7, 2014 - 11:07 am

    Europe has been great! 10 more days to go of our 7 week adventure. Definitely won’t miss Folk Fest next year though. Missed it too much!ReplyCancel

  • Ivor LSeptember 1, 2014 - 10:22 am

    The Folk Festival seen through your talented eyes behind the camera. I could almost hear the music. Many thanks, David!ReplyCancel

  • Sheldon EmberlySeptember 3, 2014 - 10:57 am

    Incredible photo essay David! Incredible images! Thanks so much for sharing these.ReplyCancel

If winter was a feeling.

“Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
Yoko Ono

A couple months ago, my partner and I sought out respite from the urban jungle and holed up in a quiet cabin in the woods.  When a storm blew in, quiet quickly became isolation.  Footprints were covered, visibility all but disappeared, and even the birds were nowhere to be found.  But with nature as our entertainer, and a large pile of firewood just a short walk away from the cabin, we settled in to be …

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  • Pasqualina PocketsApril 21, 2014 - 10:06 am

    This video is incredibleReplyCancel

  • KareniaApril 25, 2014 - 6:43 am

    Shivers is right… this really grabbed me by the way.ReplyCancel