The Bow


Is this Canada’s best skyscraper? According to Michael Stapleton, the answer is a resounding yes. In fact, he create an entire website dedicated to the building complete with pictures, videos and specifications. As Stapleton puts it, “the Bow building is by far the most impressive skyscraper in Calgary and Canada.”

© Jesse Yardley // Calgary ProPhoto



Film Photography Light Leak


A photo of the Centre Street bridge leading into downtown Calgary, through Chinatown. This image was cropped from its original format due to a massive defect that destroyed the top of the frame.

© 2016 Jesse Yardley //  Calgary ProPhoto

Calgary Chinatown on Film

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Calgary has a very small Chinatown in comparison to most other cities. Despite it’s small size it has some of Calgary’s oldest, most historic buildings. I shot this series of photos using a Bronica SQ-Am camera and AGFA Optima 100 film. Of all the film emulsions in all the world, AGFA Optima 100 is my favourite. This stock was already very old, expired film when it was soaked in the 2013 floods. It was stored in my basement cold-room, and was submerged for a couple days before I was able to rescue it. Even so, the colours it rendered were fantastic, giving an almost cross processed effect.