Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A few photos from a shoot I did of the very talented children's author Melanie Watt, for Quill & Quire Magazine. The first one ended up being used for the cover. I got to shoot on film for this assignment which I love and which always tends to give the best results in my case.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Dogs. The first is a posh Gallery dog (Joyce Tenneson print in the background) from somewhere in New England; the second is at the Portuguese festival here in Montreal; and the third is my teammate's dog watching our ultimate frisbee game.

In some exciting news: I have become a member of the alphabet project. This photo project based in the UK has selected 26 photographers, each representing a different letter (I am K). Every 2 weeks we will each make a photograph based on a theme set by each of us in turn. It begins in March and goes till March of next year. There are still some letters available! To check it out go here:

Friday, January 25, 2008

A dear old cat that we used to have. He didn't make the cut in my website edits so I wanted him to be represented somewhere.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A few Dads relaxing. Still working on the website relaunch. In the next week to 10 days I hope to have it done.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Photos of Jill Barber from a few years ago. I met Jill through a friend at this cafe which was then known as Pharmacy Esperanza. Back then I didn't know much about Jill's music but now I am absolute addicted to it. Whenever I'm at the computer working on images I listen to her or another Canadian songstress named Jenn Grant. Here are their websites if you're interested: and

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A few cats.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The old red kitchen counter and its proximity to the window are a constant source of inspiration.

Monday, January 7, 2008

While in Dublin my family and I visited the pub that my grandmother owned and ran singlehandedly for 18 years. The pub is much changed since she last worked there but it is a fun stop all the same. My grandmother and her four children (one of which is my mother) lived in the apartment above the pub during those years. The current owner of the pub still retains possession of this flat. My aunt had at one time asked permission to see the upstairs again but was flatly denied. My sister was feeling courageous the day that we were there and made the request again. To our surprise the present owner Mr Ryan agreed to give us a tour! A further surprise was that the upstairs had not been touched in the 30+ years since my grandmother last lived there. The place was in a poor state but we were so excited, running around checking out all the rooms and my mother saying "this was where I slept, and this was the fancy parlour with the swan door" and so on and so on. Of course I madly tried to document as much or it as I could but low light, no tripod and no flash, and only 10 minutes spent up there made it difficult. So the B+Ws above are some from that day. The colours were so terrible that they only looked decent in B+W. The colour photo is from the pub as it is today.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

As New Year's are always about starting a-new, here's a relatively new and fresh young thing: my friends Naomi and Lorne's baby, Lucas. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a rockin' New Year's eve. The holidays are great but I sometimes find that too much rest and relaxation can lead to lethargy so I must say that I am very glad that life, work and all that stuff is back on now. Is anybody with me on this?