Monday, May 29, 2023


 Still shooting film. Different camera again. Different film, too, this time. 






The new St. Paul's hospital. It's a 5 year project the size of a small town. 




 Canadian Gothic.


 More film. Different camera. The last set came out of a Pentax Spotmatic. This set came out of a Leica M3. 2 very different cameras. 

Saturday, May 20, 2023


 Same photo, 2 ways. Homeward bound.

More film to come. I think. Why not?


 Denman Island. And a home for a few days.


 Denman Island.


 Island bound. Black and white is about light, that's a given, but film has a way of documenting distance better than digital. I love how the background fades away. It was a clear day. Blue skies. And it serves as a metaphor for a week off work, where getting away is part leaving one context and visiting another. The distance between the two is necessary for you to be truly "away." The first one was where I was going. The second on is leaving it all behind. 






 Black and white film for a bit. Film ain't cheap so expect a couple of doubles. Why not? The goal was to post a single photo every day. I had a goal? That first picture; and a 50+ year old technology for capturing images. Somehow the light is palpable. 

The second image? People live in those cracks. The building is built to the property line. It's currently a parking lot, but it could be a building and those would be your windows. We build some dumb buildings...



Sunday, May 7, 2023

Sunday, April 30, 2023


 All this used to be forest. 


 If you look, there's a puck in the net. If you look closer you'll see it's Toronto scoring on Tampa Bay winning game 7 for Toronto in overtime. It's the first time Toronto has advanced to the second round in the playoffs since 2004. What a goal. 






 School play night. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2023


 Racing stripes for extra speed. This thing probably goes at the speed of light...


 I usually ride to work across that bridge each morning. Today I had to take a detour. I didn't have a zoom lens; only a 35mm prime lens. Even then, this photo is cropped a bit to bring in the subject matter a bit. I didn't dare crop closer. 

It's hard to see. That's intentional. There's a small spec of red fire truck on that bridge. Harder to see the white fire truck directly in the middle of the bridge. On the ground are a couple of firemen or paramedics or.... They have a body board with them and they are about to strap someone to it. I don't know if they are alive or dead. It's not a very high bridge though I suppose it's high enough. It's not the first time I've seen the emergency service vehicles on this bridge. Some of the others have tall, hard to climb fences. Some have screens built over the tracks so you can't fall that far. This one is just a bridge. 

I don't understand what it is that drives a person to step over a railing in the morning. I guess they may have been down there most of the night; what do I know? 

Little detours. Unexpected turns. I made it to work. I guess that's better than some.


 Sometimes it's what you don't see...

Saturday, April 22, 2023


 Old enough to not have a light meter. And black. You don't see many black ones. 




 "I'd like to see a man about a horse."

"I don't have a horse. How about a donkey?"


 And there it was....gone.




 Working on a project. It's good to get my hands dirty.


 Slowly being chipped away. 

23-4-14 + 23-4-15

 That date in the post title looks like an odd math equation. I missed two days in a row. There were a couple cell phone pics. Nothing worth consideration. It's been a while since I've missed a day and then I missed two. It's bound to happen. And it did. You get what you pay for...