Truckload Photo Gear Sale Goes Virtual!

 By Ryley Smith

If you are not able to join us for our Truckload Photo Gear Sale on Saturday, we are offering select deals online too! The online deals will be available until the end of Monday, August 10th, while supplies last! Plus, all these times include free shipping across Canada! Browse some of our highlight deals below.

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Borderlands: Interview With Mark Vitaris

 By Ryley Smith

 

Living in the beautiful prairies, there is a lot of history, soul and culture. From where the majestic Rockies touch down to the rolling foothills, into grasslands that stretch on for ages, there is a richness to this land. Mark Vitaris started a project, Borderlands, which has now become a photography book full of passion and beauty. Borderlands was just released only a few short months ago, and we wanted to take the time to interview Mark on his process, progression and the overall importance of his book.

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TCSTV Tests Out The Nikon Z5!

 By Ryley Smith

 

Back in June, Nikon had an exciting announcement, the release fo the Nikon Z5! The Z5 is Nikon’s newest full-frame, mirrorless camera, loaded up with lots of amazing features. Now, the public can’t get their hands on this camera quite yet, but TCSTV got a pre-production model to try out!

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Ten Thousand Cups of Tea

 By John Veldhoen


Louie Villanueva’s “Ten Thousand Cups of Tea” links a considerate grammar of image-making to his pleasing aesthetic, self-assuredly defying reduction. His photographs excite me, probably because I don’t exactly understand them. I am far too literal, Louie is subtle and complicated, confident, and his pictures exhibit a range of emotions that an elder voice in our community referred to as poetic. I am challenged by a picture of a bumper sticker in this book that asks the witness to “honk if you know that you don’t exist”. The dyad of possibilities puts me at odds with what may be Lou’s way of looking at things, given that I am hard as stone on the issue, like Dr. Johnson’s famous “appeal to the stone” (big fan). All’s that I know is I sure as heck love these photos, and I am proud to sell this book at the store. And I own a copy of it. I am privileged to be able to ask Louie some questions about this work. So, I sent some questions: 

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