Goemon5: Photography

Goemon5 in Norway

Photographer Portfolio

Around the end of 2015 I started to take my photography more serious. I would love to develop my art further, be it with photo or video, preferably both. I also have some experience as journalist and blogger, so an occupation as photo journalist sounds quite interesting as well.

Many of my photos are genuinely born from arising occasions, so some of what you see below are just pretty pictures. However, most of the time I try to capture particular emotions or a frame my subject within a more complex environmental context. It's also fun to play with perspective, though.

If you are toying with the idea to increase your chops in photography, you might find this handy guide very appealing. It's German, but written by a very knowledgable friend: DigitalkameraTrends


Nature
My primary occupation gets me in close contact with natural beauty. I particularly enjoy observing the complex network of interaction within our ecosystems, be they part of actual wildlife, or based on cohabitation in an artificial environment.

Silver-spotted Skipper Thistle in Highpark red-tailed hawk


Rollerderby
When I had just bought my first DSLR camera my friend Tash dragged me into the sport of her chosing: rollerderby. Within a month I became a photographer for the Calgary Roller Derby Association.

Finals: PG Northstars Vs. Deadlies May Meltdown Rookies Roller Derby Bellas v Mindfox


Musicians/Entertainment
Being a musician, I have a lot of performing friends. Sometimes I have the opportunity to capture them in my images.

Capturing the spirit of the show is one aspect, and a tricky one at that. But I much prefer playing with the perspective, and intentionally framing the main subject of the photo in an environment that differs from, or even contrasts with the emotion portrayed by the subject.

Ben Comeau on the bass Natasha Sayer photo sHoot Folk Fest - Sarah Jane Scouten


Videography
I also design graphics and record video. For example the DVD sleeve that I designed for Calgary Opera, or the music videos I made for Natasha Sayer.

Acadia School Opera