Prairie Dust - Working On A New Album!

That's right folks! Your favourite band Prairie Dust have just announced that they are working on a new album. Band members Rusty Summers (Guitar), Shotgun Lang (Keys), Paddywack Thief (Drums) are in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan right now getting back to their prairie roots to begin recording. To my absolute delight they called me up and flew me out from Toronto to shoot their latest look. For all you up and comers I heard a rumour that they are looking for a new lead vocalist, they will be holding auditions in Saskatoon soon, details to come. On top of all this awesomeness a big reason for the band being in Saskatoon is for the Wings for Life World Run. A not for profit charity event raising money for spinal cord research, it's pretty incredible and you can read up about it here. This huge world wide event is being held on May 4th (aka in 5 hours at the time of publication). So if you didn't love Prairie Dust already you are probably right now googling who the hell they are and are about to fall in love. In any case, check the shots from their latest shoot, they are badass:

Flying in from Toronto. You can really see why they wanted to come back here to get in the zone.

From left to right - Rusty Summers (Guitar), Shotgun Lang (Keys), Paddywack Thief (Drums)

I drop in as guest vocalist on a few of the tracks.

Shotgun Lang demanded I take a few photos of him pretending to be a photographer... (Douche)

Back to their roots! (That might just be the name of their new album)

Check back to my website for further album release details coming soon! Peace!

Project “1 Year On” All along the Prairies

Apologies I have been away in Tofino having the time of my life so I didn't get a chance to post this yesterday. So "around" this time last year I sadly had to depart Saskatoon and make my way via rail to the bustling city of Toronto. 56 hours of train ride lay ahead with nothing for entertainment but myself and my thoughts. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I think I spoke about 10 words the entire trip and that was whilst ordering dinner. It was a perfect time to reflect on what I had seen so far, process some images on the lappy or jot down thoughts in my newest journal. I love ferries and trains, the longer the trip the better. They put you in a situation where there is nothing else to do but enjoy the ride, stare out the window, reflect on the past, contemplate the future, read a book, watch a movie or just relax and let your mind wander. Even thinking about the train ride brings a smile to my face, I can't wait till the next one!

the old journal

a blank canvas