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A Year In Colour Film 2020 - Part II

March 09, 2021 - I am still enchanted by the light you brought to me I listen through your ears, And through your eyes I can see - St...
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A Year In Colour Film 2020 - Part I

March 02, 2021 - I will not forsake, the colours that you bring But the nights you filled with fireworks They left you with nothing -...
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A Year In Black and White Film - 2020 Edition

February 11, 2021 - I have continued to enjoy shooting film since I came back to it in 2017. In this post I share my favourite black and wh...
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Favourite Photo Moments of 2020

January 27, 2021 - "They tell me everything is gonna be alright, But I don't know what alright even means" - Bob Dylan, Trying to Get to...
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Street Scenes of 2020 - Phone Edition

January 11, 2021 - "Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times... I just shoot...
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Colours of Love: Expressions of Love in 2020

December 31, 2020 - What the world needs now is love, sweet love It's the only thing, that there's just too little of - What The World Nee...
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120mm Vision - Medium Format Film with a Fujica GS645W Camera

October 27, 2020 - Earlier this year my friend Simon Madore - a talented filmmaker and director - lent me his very nice Fujica GS645W camer...
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Light Up Live - A Call to Action for the Live Event Industry

October 06, 2020 - "Red, I love you and the world" - Red, by Daniel Lanois It was a Tuesday night when Canada went red. On Tuesday S...
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COVID Words: Pandemic Messages Found On Toronto Streets

September 18, 2020 - Got down on my knees Grabbed my pen and bowed my head Tried to summon all that my heart finds true And send it in my...
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Boards Up, Walls Down in Toronto - Part Two

July 22, 2020 - Multiple protests against anti-black racism took place in downtown Toronto on June 6 and 7, 2020. (iPhone image capture...
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Boards Up, Walls Down in Toronto - Part One

June 29, 2020 - I recently published two blog posts which document the signs and storefronts of businesses in East Toronto during the co...
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Remembering the Raptors' Victory Parade

June 17, 2020 - One year ago today the Raptors celebrated their victory in the NBA Finals - and all of Canada joined in the celebration.
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Signs and Streets of the Quarantine - Part Two

May 14, 2020 - In my previous blog post - Signs and Streets of the Quarantine - I shared images of storefronts in East Toronto and thei...
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A Year in Black and White Film - 2019

January 30, 2020 - 2019 was another good year in film photography for me. I shot quite a few rolls of colour film, and a lesser number of...
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A Year in Colour Film 2019 - Part Two

January 23, 2020 - I had a good year capturing film in 2019. I previously shared part one of my favourite colour film images of 2019. This...
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A Year in Colour Film 2019 - Part One

January 16, 2020 - 2019 was another good year in film photography for me. This is part one of my favourite colour film images of 2019. Th...
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Favourite Photo Moments of 2019

January 10, 2020 - 2020 is here and I am excited for all that it may hold. Before jumping into 2020 though, please join me as I celebrat...
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A Way With Words: Toronto Street Photography Where Words Have a Role to Play

December 06, 2019 - In November I had the privilege of having my work in two exhibits. I had two images - Grid City and Broadview Hotel Snow...
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A Citizenship Ceremony in Toronto's The Bentway

September 11, 2019 - Citizenship is such a valuable part of our identity. It connects us with others, grants us rights and responsibilities,...
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Beach Snowfall

March 05, 2019 - The snow was falling quite heavily last week Wednesday in Toronto, but I had an appointment in The Beach neighbourhood,...
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Favourite Photo Moments of 2018

January 28, 2019 - It's time for my favourite blog post of the year - my look back at the past year's highlights! Here, without any further...
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A Year in Colour Film - Part Two

January 10, 2019 - In 2018 I stepped up my use of film in capturing Toronto street scenes. This blog post is part two of my favourite film...
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A Year in Black and White Film

December 18, 2018 - As we near the end of 2018, I am looking back at my favourite film photos. In this blog I am sharing some of my favourit...
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Keeping a Fisheye on City Hall: John Tory Press Conference and views of Nathan Phillips Square

September 26, 2018 - On Wednesday September 19th I had to pay a visit to Toronto City Hall. I was going there to deliver a framed print to a...
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All In With a Half Frame Camera

June 21, 2018 - Since early 2017 I have been shooting film again. Trying out different film types and discovering the distinct qualities...
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A Field Trip With PhotoEd Magazine

May 10, 2018 - On Saturday May 5th I had the privilege of joining a Field Trip put on by PhotoEd Magazine. PhotoEd is a great Canadian...
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Toronto Street Photography on Kodak Portra 400 Film

March 22, 2018 - After shooting my first roll of film in about 14 years in early 2017 - Black and White Kentmere 400 - I decided to try a...
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Back to Film

February 22, 2018 - We used to wait We used to waste hours just walking around... Now our lives are changing fast Hope that something pur...
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Top Ten Photo Moments of 2016

January 27, 2017 - 2016 brought me many opportunities to live out my passion of creating meaningful and engaging images, and I am very than...
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Snow Photo Walk in Woodbine Beach Park

January 13, 2017 - For good or for bad, snow doesn't always stick around long here in Toronto. Things quickly warm up and melt it away. Wit...
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Taxi Drivers of Toronto

May 11, 2016 - The days are better, the nights are still so lonely Sometimes I think I'm the only cab on the road - “Cab” by Train W...
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Toronto Photographer Remembers Rob Ford

March 31, 2016 - Every step of the way, we walk the line Your days are numbered, so are mine - Bob Dylan, "Mississippi" Like many To...
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Share your experiences with moon/lunar photography

May 11, 2012 - What is your experience with lunar photography? I'd love to hear. Please share below! Here's how my recent try went......
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