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Vancouver: Cool Conference City

The last 6 weeks saw me taking in conference after conference after conference here in the beautiful city of Vancouver. Needless to say I met a lot of people and learned a few things along the way.

Northern Voice (#nv11) kicked off my conference tour in the lovely, light and linear Life Sciences Centre at the University of British Columbia. This is where the local blogging scene comes together each spring to share, teach and discuss all the elements of personal blogging and social media. My very good friend, Alison Wonderland, made the trip from Medicine Hat and summed up her conference experience here.

A couple weeks later I found myself attending the NAFSA 2011 (#nafsa11) conference at the state-of-the-art, super-green and very pleasant Vancouver Convention Centre. The annual NAFSA conference is a gathering of nearly 9,000 international education professionals from all over the world. An international exhibition accompanied by seminars, workshops and countless receptions (and a few hockey games!), NAFSA aims to help schools and agents form partnerships and share ideas on the future of the industry, professional development, international student recruitment and services, visa issues and all things education related.

Finally I wrapped up my conferencing, again at the Vancouver Convention Centre, this time with the international Travel Blog Exchange (#tbex). This rounded out my conference education and networking nicely especially as I consider myself a travel photoblogger. TBEX was a wonderful meeting of like-minded people, sharing the love of travel, writing and photography (and a again a few more hockey games). The absolute highlight for me was hearing the sage Journeywoman, Evelyn Hannon, speak. She reminded all of us to stay true to ourselves and that traveling can be a wonderful healer of heartache and a catalyst for a brilliant, adventurous future.

my iphoneography

My iphone is definitely my go-to camera in a pinch but it’s become more than just that, it’s become a creative tool which challenges my eye and rarely disappoints! Visit my iphoneography on flickr for more shots!

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Another Place & Time: Arizona Monastery

This winter I visited my parents in Casa Grande, Arizona. They took me one sunny afternoon to visit St Anthony’s Monastery where Greek Orthodox monks work and pray. The desert grounds are dotted with palm trees, olive groves and orange trees; almost like Italy (or Greece, I guess!) but actually America.

The sky was very blue that day and the sun strong, which made for nice contrast in these black and white images.

arizona monastery

arizona monastery

Small town Italian streets & I love yellow!

I have a small iphone series that I shot one afternoon with a few hours to spend in Casamassima, a small town in the south of Italy. To see more of this series, which I will be adding to, visit my set on flickr.

more casamassima by just_jeanette
more casamassima by just_jeanette

Un Posto al Sole

Almost every day was a place in the sun in Italy last month. Ok, ok there were a few days of rain but there were still plenty of beautiful picture-taking days.

As usual, I was packing my Brownie Hawkeye, which has clearly become one of my most beloved cameras. Here are my 2 favourite Brownie shots from Italy.

Giovinazzo seaside

Nuns in Trani, Italy

You can see more of my Brownie Hawkeye shots here and here.

Shanghai Morning

Ni hao! I woke up early on my last day in Shanghai and shot a roll of film with my very trusty Brownie Hawkeye Flash using Kodak Portra 800 film. The lens is still flipped and I’m still loving it! See below what Shanghai seniors are up to early in the morning! ☼

good morning, shanghai
good morning, shanghai
good morning, shanghai
good morning, shanghai

See more Brownie Hawkeye here!

For Japan ♥

For the first time in a long while (ever?), I’ve decided to let readers in on my job. Some of you might know, I work in marketing at a private language school; the student-base is all international, college-age students and I’m fortunate enough to travel to many places for work.

Over the years I have met many thousands of international students and an impressive portion of them Japanese. I have traveled to Japan countless times, have Japanese friends, colleagues, students, former roommates. For these reasons I feel especially saddened by and concerned about the challenges presented to the Japanese people since March 11th’s earthquake and tsunami. I’ve dedicated my yoga practice (!) each day this week to Japan; sending all my prayers to those students & their families, my friends & colleagues across the pacific. ♥

On that note, I have to say I’m so impressed by the rallying of the teachers, staff and students in the school to raise funds for the Japanese Red Cross. Today the students had a lunch-hour auction and second-hand sale. Students bought Vancouver Giants tickets, used snowboards, books, games, clothes. I’m really proud of everyone’s effort and spirit.

Please take some time to consider donating to the Japanese Red Cross and also check out the good work Google Crisis Response is doing.

Finally, it seems fitting to share a few photos I took in Japan.

ueno park

Coming of Age Day

tokyo skyline

Good morning, Gastown

good morning, gastown
Often on the way to work I see the beautiful light in Gastown and think I should, some weekend, get up early enough to snap a few shots. I took advantage of my current jetlag this morning and headed downtown just before the 7 o’clock sunrise. Even though the morning sky was a beautiful blue, this picture just felt better in black & white. Enjoy.

Photography Round-up

I promised my longtime friend, Alison Wonderland, that I would finally post about a few photography achievements. While I like to share my images with my readers, I am loathe to brag but Alison kindly reminded me that my blog is for exactly whatever I want it to be and I should most certainly share some of the cool photography happenings.

So without further ado …

This photo was chosen yesterday by Ubuntu to be included as wallpaper in their new Linux operating system release, Natty Narwahl.

fabric store photography

You can see the other selected wallpapers on the Web Upd8 blog here or on My Technology Guide here.

This is East Van is a community photography project that has compiled images of our beloved East Vancouver to publish in a book. With approximately 1500 submissions and only 100-some images chosen, I am so pleased to be included in this project.

The Del Mar Hotel

Expect the This is East Van book to be for sale in April at
Make It Vancouver. Book launch party at the Waldorf on May 5th!

The Vancouver Darkroom Co-op recently held a small exhibition with the theme Dream Logic. My very first photos printed and hung in this gallery exhibition in February were:

colourvision Near Leader, Saskatchewan aan het schaatsen

Finally, in the works is a cover shot for the new Azedume publication, a Brazilian arts & entertainment magazine. The exact image hasn’t been decided just yet but may well be this one taken in a Sao Paulo street.

sao paulo streets

birds on a wire


birds on a wire
Originally uploaded by just_jeanette

These aren’t just any birds, they’re Turkish birds.

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