I spend 18 months in Calgary. It's a nice city, close to the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, Banff, Lake Louise, etc. Culturally I struggled. There's lots of country music, the Stampede, and a surprisingly rich local arts community. But, it wasn't a fit for me.
I thought I’d share a few favourites from past gigs. Over the last 30 years there’ve been many which stand out.
For many years I traveled and went in search of people I admire in hopes of catching a moment and a scribble. I've had a few lucky encounters.
Rudy Tucich is a drummer from Detroit. His contemporaries include Pepper Adams and Barry Harris. Years ago he was the host of a great show on WDET public radio in Detroit called '52nd Street'.
Light meters are interesting things. At their humble beginnings, they were highly manual devices where the photographer added or removed density filters until the correct exposure was achieved. Now every digital camera has a built-in meter. In the studio, they are invaluable for calculating the number of stops between the highest and lowest luminance levels. They can save valuable time guessing exposure ratios while others wait patiently.