I heard stories about the misery winter brings for the photographer. Few daylight hours… bland colours… cold harsh weather for equipment. Funny, though, for a prairie dweller like myself, I always imagined there to a magic about winter… something special you can’t find anywhere else. So why not capture that? The last time I checked, this […]
She stares into the mirror. Trying to remember what exactly she looks like. It is not like she hasn’t seen this face before… she sees it everyday. But everyday the picture is slightly different. Everyday the face in the picture is changed. Everyday she is not quite the same as she was yesterday. It is […]
I love the power of story. Unfortunately, creative writing has never been my forte. But as part of my new story with film unfolds, the ability to tell a story through photography has quietly excited me.
My recent introduction into the world of 35mm film photography has been an exciting, challenging, and grand adventure. Having shot a few rolls of B & W film, including two that were expired, I decided it was time to buckle up and venture into the exciting realm of colour.
Amidst the discovery of a vintage SLR camera in the basement, there was an unexpected bonus: untouched black and white film. The only obstacle of course, was that it was at minimum 20 years expired. Research however, indicated that expired black and white film could be shot and result in some pleasant looking images if […]
There is no greater mystery then that which we live in. Continually, I find myself dumbfounded by the actions of people, the course of events, and the peculiarities of nature. The harder I look, the more I see, and the less I understand. The simple things often made complex, and the elaborate thesis reduced to […]
Plans were put in motion for a family trip to Vancouver Island. Hotels were booked, attractions researched and suitcases packed. However the plans were yet to be expanded with the discovery of a Canon AE-1 in the basement. This discovery led to the reading of books, and a trip to London Drugs to buy a […]
Humanity is doomed. It really has nothing left to give. Perhaps there may be small glimmers of hope, but these do not last, simply fading away with everything else that once was good. We go about our days working a global economy that relies on the backs of slaves around the world. Millions of people […]
Freedom is never free. Freedom never was free. Freedom never will be free. Freedom comes with a cost. Freedom requires sacrifice. Freedom requires pain. Freedom requires blood. Freedom is never free.
What is it to be normal? What is it to have dignity? What is it that drives us to fit in? What is it that makes us want to be recognized and respected?