Thursday, April 26, 2012

Working in the Woods Today - slideshow of the exhibit

In 2005 I was commissioned by Mike Hamilton Logging to create a "crew album." In 2008 I was commissioned by BenWest Logging to do a similar project. These led to the current project: to create a photographic and oral history of what it means to be working in BC's coastal forest industry in the 21st century.

The photographs in this video are part an exhibition of large images that was hosted by the Campbell River Museum January - April 2012. For more information about this project, please visit "about the Working in the Woods Today project" or the project page on Facebook at

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Thank you for your interest!

26 April 2012

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Forest" on twitter, 50 miles around Campbell River

I like to see what the online conversation is about topics I'm working on. Lucky for me, the folks at have a very cool data visualization tool that helps me get a snapshot of this conversation, one that brings up what's both important and what's irrelevant very quickly. Here, for example, is a Sayzu "word cloud" from a Twitter search of mentions of the word "forest" in a 80km radius around one of BC's premier forest industry centres: Campbell River.

Click "play." Click on and/or hover over words. See what they tell you.

Most of what's said about "forest" in the Campbell River region - surprisingly - isn't about the forest industry or forest conservation. At least not on the day that I'm posting this. But things will change as the Sayzu cloud updates regularly.

As it's almost April 22 I will add that the Campbell River Museum photo exhibit of this project ends on that date. If you haven't seen it, take a look: 56 large photographs from the Working on the Woods Today book project, all about BC's coastal forest industry in the 21st century.

19 April 2012
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