Walking the South Malcolm Knapp Research Forest

Chris Wright Photo Trips

The UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest (MKRF) offers a quiet respite from the busy city and is a great location for photographing coastal forests. It is located to the west of Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge. The primary purpose of the MKRF is to support research and education in forestry and related areas for UBC. This information board …

Chasing the Light at Lower Lonsdale

Chris Wright Photo Trips

I have photographed the lower Lonsdale area in the City of North Vancouver on several occasions, and on each visit I see something new. It is rich in photographic possibilities with new and old buildings, interesting architecture, and the waterfront public space called The Shipyards. So I was excited to show fellow photographer Dennis Ducklow around the area. After a …

Expressionism and Abstraction June 2020

Chris Wright Photo Trips

Welcome to my twelfth monthly posting of expressionism and abstract photos and a year since the journey of re-discovery started. I wanted to thank Chris Harris and Dennis Ducklow for their workshop, guidance, and continued mentorship! I also wanted to thank you the reader for being on this journey with me.

South Surrey, Seaside and Upland

Chris Wright Photo Trips

Recently a friend and I explored two areas in South Surrey, hoping to avoid the rain in the mountainous parts of Metro Vancouver. Starting off at Elgin Heritage Park, we walked along the shoreline of the Nicomekl River just upstream from its junction with Boundary Bay. The looming clouds to the west are clearly visible behind Wards Marina. One surprise …

Chasing the Light at UBC

Chris Wright Photo Trips

It was a very creative outing to UBC, producing documentary and abstract/expressionism compositions. The lighting was favourable, the shadows were strong, the subject matter seemed endless, and so did the possibilities! Here are my favourite 14 documentary compositions. The vantage point from an open staircase was ideal to capture the tones and textures in this courtyard scene at the Ponderosa …

Chasing the Light In New Westminster

Chris Wright Photo Trips

I had a fantastic time exploring the back streets and alleys in New Westminster. There is an eclectic mix of modern, old, and near derelict buildings; in certain parts of the city it feels like time has stood still. The Westminster Boiler and Tank Company buildings are clad in corrugated steel that have turned various shades of orange and red …

Expressionism and Abstraction May 2020

Chris Wright Photo Trips

Pulling Back the Blue Curtains. Intrigue at what is behind the blue curtains. Seated Absence. Exploring themes of absence; the empty chair and the partly rendered chair. Empty Frames, Empty Performances. The empty billboard at the QE Theatre with the pandemic cancellations. Geometric Inscribed Layers. I liked the complex geometry created here and how the strong centre elements balance and …