Wow! So many requests about Keith McKellar…


Firstly, thank you all very much for your messages and requests today!

I didn’t know what I was getting into by mentioning Keith McKellar. I have had lots of requests asking for more posts about him and his work.

Lots of questions also about my meeting him in Vancouver, too. Well, truth of the matter is I only had a very brief meeting with him when I was staying at the Patricia Hotel

At the time, he was busy setting up his work outside on the street, next to his van, and when I had a look, there were already lots of people looking at his art displayed on one side of his van.

This article here from the Prince George Citizen newspaper describes his work and his life very much better than I ever could! Do have a read if you can. Very interesting.

Funnily enough, my post has triggered much discussion amongst readers as to what actually makes a person a Bohemian. I like the definition given by the BBC of London..here is what they say…

Another website, criticalcactus.com gives their version of what defines a Bohemian…I love the bit about wearing different, unmatching socks…..I’ve been doing that for years myself! Perhaps I should class myself as a bohemian, too!

Hope this post goes some way into defining the style and the life. Feel free to post your comments on this subject too….I promise to repost them those I like the most!

🙂

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ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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