1. Today, my first day back at work was productive. Take a look the light I found! #chasinglight

     

  2. I’ve been on ‘vacation’ over the last week at my parent’s new place in Red Deer, spending time with family and friends. I’m set up in the basement and every night when I walk up to go to the bathroom this is the magical view I see. The way the streetlights dance through the window of the front door creates this incredible display of light and movement all along the walls of the home. As cars drive by the light moves and changes subtly. My fascination with light has been properly fed this week.

     

  3. I have flown into and out of Vancouver many times and for some reason this time I felt as though I saw it for the first time. I’ve been going through some mad personal growth and change lately. It’s funny how your expectations and plans of what the year holds for you can be flipped on its head. Life is like driving through thick fog, or flying through a cloud, you can only see what is directly in front of you at that moment. You have to learn to appreciate it for what it is, be grateful for what you have in that moment, and trust you know where to go. No matter how hard we try, how bright you shine the lights, or how fast you drive - you only see this moment. We never know what is just beyond the clouds, what is fast approaching our view. You all know this, this is nothing new. Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves, so that we can change the world like we’ve always been meant to do. Lifted.


    How are you changing the world for the better? What are your thoughts? #bevathoughts

     

  4. On one family trip when I was young, our flight was changed and we were moved to a smaller aircraft. It was a stormy night and the flight was full of turbulence. Bad news. Growing up I hated the feeling you get in your stomach as you fall; Disneyland isn’t as magical when you’re crying down Splash Mountain. As I battled my fear and the terrible ups and downs of the flight, the worst hit. The plane began dropping… and dropping… and dropping. Seconds felt like hours and each moment was a question for the next, wondering when it would stop. As my hands clenched the armrests and my body tensed, I was filled with the fear of death. I was going to die… To this day, it is still the worst turbulence I’ve experienced. I have worked through the residual fear that came with that experience, but I will always remember that time. Today, I travelled a short trip from Calgary to Red Deer in a much smaller aircraft (an 18 seat plane) and it brought back memories of that flight. It made me think about the absurdity of fear, especially while on a plane. I have met people who have never travelled and refuse to get on a plane because they are scared of it crashing. The percentage of plane crashes is minuscule compared to the flights that run safely every day, connecting the world and opening up opportunities for business, travel, and change.

    Every time I get up in the air, above the clouds, I am in complete awe of what is happening. I am present, aware, and amazed at the landscape that we rarely get to see from that angle. I am always inspired while up in the air and it fills me with the sense that I have the ability to do anything. That we hold a limitless potential within us. And we do. Flight.

    Have you had a scary flight experience? Why do you love flying? What are your thoughts? #bevathoughts (at Calgary International Airport)

     

  5. Dual Worlds: Part Three, The Work Daydream


    I challenge you to #makeitreflect! The goal is to use handheld items like the back or screen of another smartphone lined up with your camera to make a reflection. For this shot I used my iPad mini. Tag your photos with #makeitreflect, share the rules in the caption, and challenge others to reflect on the world around them!

     

  6. Dual Worlds: Part Two, The Lookout Tower


    I challenge you to #makeitreflect! The goal is to use handheld items like the back or screen of another smartphone lined up with your camera to make a reflection. For this shot I used my iPad mini screen. Tag your photos with #makeitreflect, share the rules in the caption, and challenge others to reflect on the world around them! (at Cosmo 161)

     

  7. Dual Worlds: Part One, The Sun Tower


    I challenge you to #makeitreflect! The goal is to use handheld items like the back or screen of another iPhone lined up with your camera to make a reflection. For this shot I used my iPad mini screen. Tag your photos with #makeitreflect and check out how others are reflecting the world around them! (at Cosmo 161)

     

  8. Meet Jesse, a great friend of mine who loves to #killtheparkade. He’s taking Vancouver and Instagram by storm, but I had to stop and think recently - what does Jesse have against parkades? Is it the large space they take up simply to hold cars, which contribute to polluting our environment? Is it all the concrete? Perhaps a pile of unpaid parking fines in his past? I’m speculating here. What are your thoughts? Maybe we can get Jesse to let us know. #bevathoughts

     

  9. He reached out and touched the surface, but it didn’t feel like a mirror. He felt skin. It was if he was touching his own hand, but he couldn’t feel the sensation on the other end. His mind began to race trying to rationalize this experience as his eyes grew wider and his body grew still. What did this mean? Was he dreaming? Just as he was about to pull his hand back, the other hand pulled away, as if reading his mind. He didn’t realize he was putting so much weight on it and fell forward, breaching the barrier he thought was holding him back. He was now in another world, a world no one else knew of…


    My entry for @instagram’s #WHPhandinhand

     

  10. He was terrified, but he fought that fear and jumped up on the ledge. In his mind there was an onslaught of scenarios racing past like cars crossing the finish line, but he was thinking of a different end. It wasn’t standing up on the ledge that filled him with terror, but the fleeting thoughts that saw him slipping, losing balance, or being pushed by a gust of wind. It was a warm day for the season, but he felt frozen. ‘What if’ is a question he struggled with, frustrating anyone who knows him. Today, he stepped up and worked through the fear. He saw a new side of the city, a new side to himself - today he finally saw it clear.

     

  11. Today, we faced fears, stood at the edge, meditated, levitated, and reflected on Vancouver.


    I’m starting a new hashtag: #makeitreflect. The goal is to use handheld items like the back of another iPhone lined up with your camera to make a reflection. It’s hard to line up using both hands, but the results are worth it. A tripod would help. I look forward to seeing what people come up with! (at Science World at TELUS World of Science)

     

  12. You are the creator of your own life, the author of your story, the hands on the wheel. If you don’t like where you are headed, create change, write a plot twist, turn the way you feel. We fall victim to the biggest brother, our almighty illusion. Committing mental obtrusion in the temporary, instant satisfaction in exchange for the legendary. This is your life and the possibilities are endless, we are limitless, our minds are boundless. We are nothing, but amazing. Create your life. Write your story. Drive towards your dreams. The View.


    What are your thoughts? #bevathoughts (at Hotel Europa)

     

  13. I’ve been giving myself more time recently to reflect back on my life to learn, grow and gain a better understanding of myself. Last year was the most intense of my life, the time I leapt into the unknown of quitting my job and fully committing myself to pursue an art career and @theoneproject.

    In November, I was invited to Perugia, Italy to exhibit and present The One Project at the Perugia Social Photo Fest representing Canada. This was my first time in Europe and I was amazed by the history, the architecture, the art and the light (and fog) - but most of all, the people. I met so many amazing people during my time in Italy and these experiences and connections changed me in a lot of ways. I am so grateful to everyone who helped make it a reality and all of the beautiful people who were a part of my experience.

    I believe travel is one of the most vital aspects of life, as it opens your mind to the rest of the world. It is one thing to read about it or see it on the news, but nothing can substitute the first hand experience of being there, wherever it is. Travelling shows you that although we have differences in our culture, religion, landscape - we are all human. We can connect through our common human experience and it is a beautiful thing. Through it I believe we all become better people, and that’s how we will change the world. Travel.

    Has travel impacted you and made you a better person? What are your thoughts? #bevathoughts (at Hotel Europa)

     

  14. This was what I saw when I walked out the front door of the condo we stayed at in Maui this January. I’m currently there in my mind. #letsgosomewhere (at Mahina Surf)

     

  15. We live in a world of shiny facades, made-up faces, instant paces - a great debate on God. Behind the surface and in the darkness, looms another side to us all, though many ignore. Unexpressed emotions and concealed thoughts linger as we work to stay entertained, the nagging chore. Banished as an enemy, waiting to be in trend. Waiting in the darkness, our misunderstood friend. Esoteric. #bevathoughts