Category Archives: Photo Essays

collections of photos with a theme or intent behind the assortment – not to be confused with snaps and notes which are a collection-y

#VirtualTrickOrTreat: Lonely Lieutenant

 A lonely lieutenant in World War I receives some bad news

from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMNx9wphTpo/

#VirtualTrickOrTreat: King Tut

 DNA studies and archeological research attempt to describe what the young – almost forgotten – Pharaoh of Egypt looks like. But here is standing before you as Noble and straight as possible. Along with a scale, illuminated model of what Howard Carter saw when he cracked the seal with Lord Carnarvon’s backing
from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMNyPfbB-_Z/

#VirtualTrickOrTreat: Davey Startdust

 It’s Saturday night, and I am live. Ready to hit the streets of Whalley, perhaps to Stardust roller rink. Accessorizing the snappy baby blue turtle neck, is an approximately 3 pound brass Pig belt buckle – clasping a heavy leather belt, suitable for light bondage play (evidently at least)
from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMOatmxhQte/

#VirtualTrickOrTreat: Leprechaun

No filter required on this one kids, this friendly leprechaun comes ready for action with bowtie, top hat and smooth lines for the elderly ladies

from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMOa1kjBoSs/

#VirtualTrickOrTreat: Olsonboys Truckers

 Let’s bring some brothers into the mix… This shot features Dan as a convict though we all played the role at one time or another… Well brother Bob and I are ready to hop into Kenworth and Peterbilt respectively to hit the open road with CB radios. 10-4 good buddies and cheer up little Anders

from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMObBZSBQZb/

#VirtualTrickOrTreat: Davey Convict on Parade

It’s my turn in the hoosegow this time as i wear the distinctive hoops of a convict — a portent of things to come? Oh brother where art thou? Turns out he’s right next to me in the trailer as Dad, as a Coureur des bois, pedals us along in a parade in the quasi-Dutch town of Lynden Washington. Bikes provided by Cap’s Cyclery where uncle Mark toiled… occasionally we would get to venture down into the basement at the Sapperton store to see old man Cap’s collection of legendary junk
from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMObuZOh_Tc/

#VirtualTrickOrTreat: Convict, Clown and First Nations

 Turns out the parade was a portent of things to come as I ventured out, moustachioed, into the wilds of Guilford complete with my inmate number for easy identification. We would rampage through Guilford mews using pillowcases instead of plastic sacks #ProTips This time it’s brother Dan as a clown, no tears for this one, and brother Bob with some inappropriate cultural appropriation which I won’t comment upon further.
from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMOb-HhBfcR/

#VirtualTrickOrTreat: Convict and Rockstar

 Oh those notorious Olson boys, always up to no good, they make the Duke boys look like saints. This time it’s Dan headed to the brig while I strike my best rockstar pose – indeed my true calling if it wasn’t those pesky musical instruments. My iteration was a mix of my uncle Randy Bachman and a bit of Elvis who had died on my recent seventh birthday. Hey glasses, big hair, bellbottoms with pom-poms and platform shoes… But oh that pose! Simply says, “I know you’re looking but I don’t care – i’m just here to rock”
from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMOcScFhVvI/

#VirtualTrickOrTreat: Canadian Camper

A hybrid of sorts, classic Canadian outdoorsman with his puffy trucker’s vest, Proto-hipster snapback hat, one of my dozens of “Run for Fun” champion T-shirts ( #HumbleBrag) and yet another fresh set of glasses. As usual, brother Bob is trying to get into my groove, but I’m patient and understanding.
from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMOcjQWBjJ9/

#VirtualTrickOrTreat: Olsonboys and Super Pig

 My fascination with pigs and superpowers rolls on with a character aptly called “super pig” diligently assembled and sewn by a budding craftsman – Alas the new wants was slightly compromised again by yet another pair of specs. This time it’s Dan seen in quite comfortable in the convict suit, James is clowning around and Bob… Well Bob seems to be wearing a coat and pants #Understated

from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMOc_b7BSu4/