Thursday, December 20, 2007

Photos of my parents and my sister on White Rock beach just below Killiney Head in Dublin.

Well tomorrow I am off again for a little while. I am going Moncton (in New Brunswick) for the holidays. I will be taking just over a week off from the blog. I will not be swimming in the ocean this trip although I do hope to enjoy many cocktails in the Tucker's back yard, floating in their hot tub while I enjoy the stars. Happy Holidays all!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Some stills from around the house and out for breakfast at Barbare.

Friday, December 14, 2007

My parents at my grandmother's house.

You may be wondering why I haven't shown you any photos of my grandmother yet, the main photographic reason behind my trip. Well there are just so many to look through that a good edit has not yet been made. As well I may save them for my website relaunch which should occur by the end of January. We'll see.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Photos from The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. My cousin Helen and her new husband Florian staying in the very posh Shelbourne Hotel 2 nights after their wedding. The rest of us wanted to feel posh too so we had drinks in the bar with them and took a look at their room too. I was definitely not dressed for the occasion, unlike Helen with her great bling. It is possible that she will kill me for putting these up. We'll see.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I'm back from Ireland. I had a wonderful time reconnecting with family and getting to know the landscape again. I also went swimming one day at The 40-foot on the South side of Dublin. I'll tell you it wasn't warm! Here are some photos of the regulars that were there the day I went. They are much tougher than I and definitely stayed in longer than the 20 seconds or so I managed.

Monday, November 26, 2007

I am going to Ireland today to see my cousin get married, and to continue the project of photographing my grandmother. I will be back in 12 days and will not be blogging in the interim. Have a good 2 weeks everyone!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Images from an awesome burger joint near Old Orchard beach.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Another food still life for you. Food with window light just gets me excited!

Friday, November 16, 2007

This summer Montreal, along with other Canadian cities, played host to the FIFA under 20 World Cup. Being big soccer fans Chris and I went to quite a few games but a real highlight for me was the Portugal Gambia game. We live in a Portuguese neighbourhood so we were able to buy our tickets from the local grocery store. The owners there sold approximately 2500 tickets from their little store! At the game most of the crowd was in Portuguese colours and were intensely invested in every move. It was quite a dramatic game with Gambia competing well even though they were down a man for much of the game. Luckily for us, and most of the crowd, Portugal ended up winning the game. Watching the games this summer it was so exciting to see people of all different backgrounds coming out to support their team. Montreal is such a great city for diversity. It's one of the things I like most about this city.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

More from that fall day in Vaudreuil.

Monday, November 12, 2007

A few weekends ago Nancy and I went for a drive along the shore of Vaudreuil looking to make pictures. I find nature or landscape photography to be very challenging and so I was happy with the few successful images that came out of that day. I am always better when there is a human element involved like the stone walls in the last 2. Give me a forest of trees to photograph and the images always come out chaotic and nonsensical. It's nice to know one's limits I guess. Since this realization I don't get so upset when having difficulty with nature as a subject. I'll always give it a try all the same!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Photos of Alice on the ferry. The top one is very much inspired by back of the head master Marjaana Kella, a Helsinki photographer whose Reversed Portraits were features in Walrus and Prefix a few years ago. To see more of her work click here.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Unfortunately Chris has been sick recently and so I have had the opportunity to photograph him on the couch a number of times. I hope not to be able to do this any more. Although he is a docile subject right now I would rather that he was feeling better.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

At the Kingston Antique fair a few weekends ago.

Friday, November 2, 2007

The final photos from that great weekend. The top is the birthday boy, my Dad Tom Hutchinson, at 60, or almost. The second is the tepee that 10 of us shared, lit up by the fire we had going inside.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

More from the weekend with Dominique. This whole event was actually orchestrated by my Dad. For his 60th birthday he wanted my whole family to spend the day with Dominique, do a traditional sweat lodge, and stay in a tepee. Luckily Dominique was amazing and the tepee was very comfortable (top photo). The sweat lodge was a real test of will though. I, who doesn't particularly like hot temperatures, managed to stay in for the full two and a half hours! It really was a spiritual experience and a test of willpower. The bottom photo is our soaked clothing drying in the sun. All clothes that went into the sweat lodge (and us women had to be almost fully covered) ended up soaked with sweat. We did go for a cold dip afterwards though. No photos were allowed in and around the sweat lodge area.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

A few weeks ago I was privileged enough to spend the day with Algonquin medicine man Dominique (T8aminik) Rankin. The first photo is Dominique explaining how the trees are his ancestors and how he feels their presence whenever he walks in the woods. The second photo is a trail marker in the woods. The third photo is Dominique at the edge of the bison enclosure.

Friday, October 26, 2007

More photos of young photographers at F/start this past summer. To see more from this series check out Oct 2nd, Sept 30th, and Sept 2nd.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Was away in beautiful Kingston, Ontario for a few days. Nice to be somewhat in the country again. Here are photos from another country day: at the St Marie de Kent Fair in New Brunswick this past August.

Friday, October 19, 2007

An old building near my house that will soon be completely gutted and made into condos. Ahh beautiful window light!