Here's a better viewing alternative of my photos:
www.fluidr.com/photos/squeakymarmot

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Oi! Hej! Hallo! Bonjour! Guten Tag! Ni hao! Kia Ora! G'day! Hola! Shalom! Howdy!

Born and raised in Vancouver I'm a true blue west coaster. I'm interested in Vancouver's urban landscape and history. I'm an aspiring photographer documenting my local surroundings and the world abroad. Working towards becoming a better storyteller.

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE:

Digital:
Canon EOS 40D (DSLR) - landscape, still life & macro photography
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 (micro four thirds) - street photography
Nikon Coolpix P530 (compact super zoom) - wildlife & bird photography
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
Samsung Galaxy S5

Film:
medium format
Mamiya RZ67 Pro II (SLR)
Zeiss Ikon Nettar 517/16 (folding)
Holga 120N (toy camera)
Diana+ (lomography toy camera)
35 mm
Nikon F2 (SLR) - black & white photography
Rollei 35 (viewfinder)
Konica C35 (rangefinder)
Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim (toy camera)
Ansco Pix Panorama (toy camera)

rest of the gear

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ROAD TRIPPING:

Whenever I'm not poor (poor = often) and when I've got the time, I love to go backpacking:



Get your own travel map from Matador Network.


2014 TRAVELS:


In 2014 Mike has been to: Canada, China, Hong Kong, Kenya, Macao, Malawi, Singapore, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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COPYRIGHTED:

My photographs are copyrighted, so please ask permission to use it for commercial purposes. Not to be reproduced or copied in any way whatsoever without written consent from me first.

I'm usually happy to be blogged except when defamation, extremist views and other nasty things are involved.

Usually I am happy to provide pics free of charge for non-commercial purposes (dissertations, promotion of charities, etc). Just send me a Flickrmail. Thanks!

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF MOM:
jade


IN MEMORY OF JAMES AND STEVE SKOG:
Jim (1965-2008)

Steve (1966-2008)


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VERY GOOD CAUSES:

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada:
www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.2796497/k.BF8...

Lupus Canada:
www.lupuscanada.org/

BC Lupus Society:
www.bclupus.org/index.html

Rheumatoid arthritis:
www.insidera.ca/en/index.jsp

Arthritis Society Canada:
www.arthritis.ca/arthritis home/default.asp?s=1&province=bc

Canadian Cancer Society:
www.cancer.ca/British Columbia-Yukon.aspx?sc_lang=en

Canadian Dementia Action Network:
www.cdan.ca/

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Services:
www.successbc.ca/eng/

Tapestry Foundation for Health Care:
www.tapestryfoundation.ca/content/who-we-are


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Cheers and happy clicking!

Mike

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    glenalan54 says:

    "Mike's photographs first came to my attention while searching for photographs of historic Vancouver hotels and commercial buildings on flicker.
    I then discovered Mike's photographs go way beyond recording the ever-changing urban environment. While I specifically enjoy and often visit his photographic sets: Vancouver Now & Then, Mt. Pleasant: Something is Brewing (I lived in Mt. Pleasant on East 13th from 1982-84), Mom & Pop Stores, Japantown: Fogotten By Time, Downtown Eastside: Down but Not Out; Mike also offers up an interesting mix of non historic urban fare.

    I only wish that there were more people like Mike a hundred years ago running around the lower mainland and taking amazing pictures that record the ever changing and the interesting.
    I certainly am glad to have discovered Mike's photographs.
    Just like the squeeky wheel that gets the grease, squeeky marmot gets my testimonial ~ and well deserved."

    June 23rd, 2007

Name:
Mike
Joined:
April 2006
Hometown:
Vancouver
Currently:
Vancouver, Canada
I am:
Male
Occupation:
civil drafter, map maker, labour activist, backpacker, photography student, professional slacker