Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Joerg of Conscientious posted this week on the aesthetic or visual language used in photojournalism and how as viewers it does not engage us any more. I found it fascinating. Here is the first instalment and the second.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Piles of stuff in the back alleys of Montreal.

I have disabled the comments function on my blog. They just didn't seem to be much use. Most people who wanted to discuss the images ended up emailing me. And please continue doing this! You can reach me at . Thanks Annie for your most recent comment all the same!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

This is our fish Dostoyevsky who has been living on the red counter for some time now. Vet in training Jackie says that fish shouldn't be close to a window. I disagree. For one I don't understand how anything could dislike a little window light. And for two I don't think that vets know that much about fish. Sorry Jacks! Either way he's been thriving there for the past 5 months.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Terrible photos of the show in situ. These really don't do the space, the overall show or the prints justice. Oh well, what can you do. The print images are 19x19 inches layed out along the four walls of The Visual Voice's square space.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A photographer bride.

Also Bettina Forget who runs the Visual Voice Gallery wrote a blog post on my show. Check it out here. Thanks Bettina!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Summer pool noodle.
I went swimming in the lake yesterday and I can tell you that it did not look or feel anything like this!

Big voting day tomorrow Canadians. If you're still not sure who you want to vote for this website might help:

It could easily be called "vote for arts and culture". Don't give the conservatives any free rides!

Friday, October 10, 2008

So far the show has been a great success and surprisingly this has been the most popular image. I've always liked this image but I do prefer some of the other ones. I think the framing lines and sky, the glowing railway ties, the beautiful light, and the fact that this image is less of a portrait and more of a landscape, all help the viewer get into it and enjoy it.

I am so thankful that so many friends and strangers have been kind enough to write about and announce the show in their different venues. Aislinn Leggett has a behind the scenes "Why am I marrying him?" image here and wrote about the project here. Alexi Hobbs from The Montreal State of Mind wrote about it here, and the lovely Joanna Goddard from the big NYC wrote about it here. Lastly Stacey Dewolf wrote a little piece about the show for The Mirror here.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Virtual promo for you all (click to enlarge) and a new image along with it.