Sunday, March 29, 2009


A while back, I was approached by ABC-TV to supply a bunch of my photos for the set of the new series, "Cupid". Well, the wait is over, as it premieres Tuesday night. I can tell you I'll be Tivo-ing it, and playing it back frame by frame, looking for my photos.

'Cupid' premieres Tue., March 31, 10PM on ABC.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Back to Barcelona?

Back in December, Barcelona's Gallery Espai[b] hosted an exhibit called 100X100 PHOTO, featuring 100 photos from all over the world. Included in the exhibit were 3 of mine! I attended the opening, and it was a wonderful, smash hit. They sold lots of my photos, and want to continue to do so, even though the exhibit is finished.
But the fantastic news is that instead of waiting until next year, they want to mount a second edition of the show in the next couple of months, and they invited 3 more of my photos! Is yet another trip to Spain in the offing? Who knows. I'm just so pleased and frankly, honoured to be invited back again.
These are the 3 photos they want to exhibit this time.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mucking About

Back in the 80s, I was a very different photographer from the type I am now. It was all about landscapes and architecture, and heaven forbid if a person should wander into the frame. Not, my photos had to unadulterated, humanless.
They also had to be perfectly exposed and true-to-life. Of course digital manipulation didn't exist, at least not at a mass level, and the concept of what we now call "digital art" was still more of an idea than an accessible art form. But of course photo manipulation, though time-consuming, has been around as long as photography itself.
It wasn't until I started travelling a lot, that I started to shift my focus, so to speak. It very quickly became obvious to me that it's the people and not the scenery that make a place what it is, and it wasn't long before my style changed markedly.
But what also changed was my sense of aesthetics. Photography is an art, and unless you're shooting photos for an encyclopedia, it's basically open season. Photos should move people on an emotional level. This isn't to say that a photo has to be layered and textured and fiddled with to do so. Far from it. But I believe that anything goes, as long as it evokes a reaction from the viewer.

I like a little bit of everything!

Monday, March 2, 2009

I can't wait...

It's no mystery that I love fairs and carnivals. It's not the rides (though that can be fun sometimes), and it's certainly not the junk food (well, not usually...). It's the whole package. The colours, the cacophony sounds, the smells of sausages and deep-fryers. I love to take pictures at fairs and try to evoke those old childhood memories. When I was a kid, we had to drive right by an old amusement park to get home, and there is nothing imprinted deeper on my brain than the sounds of screams and the thunder of the big wooden roller coaster right next to the road.

To me, that's the sound of summer, more than anything else. Soon we set the clocks forward, and that just bring us that little bit closer to that magical time of year.

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A blog mostly about my photography, my etsy shop, travel, and other assorted addictions and predilections. I've been passionate about photography for just about as long as I can remember, right from that very first 1960s Kodak Brownie around my wrist at Upper Canada Village... A great deal of my adult life has been spent travelling the world for extended periods, always with cameras in tow. My photographic interests run the gamut from intimate portraits to landscapes to ephemera to street life. Although firmly entrenched in the digital age, I have a weakness for film and for old cameras.