Monday, December 21, 2009

Denis' Polaroid camera isn't loaded properly and so after shooting he pulls and only gets the tab, and Chris dances with the chicken.

Happy Holidays all. This is my last post for 2009. I have been keeping some work from you but in 2010 I will show you what I have been up to!

Friday, December 11, 2009

More from that weekend in Kingston. This is my wonderful friend Annie's daughter Lucia who agreed to pose for me in the light.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More from my summer weekend in Kingston. These images are all from the 2009 Kingston Sheep Dog Trials.

Also: The Guerrilla Girls have a selection of posters up at Galerie de l'UQAM. Open only until December 19th.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sorry that I haven't blogged recently, but back to regular programming now. Above are a few images from a great trip to Kingston, Ontario, that I took late this past summer.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Chris' glasses.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

In mid-September I photographed Cheryl Irving for the above article "Cheryl Goes to the Bank" (More Magazine, November issue). Cheryl was battling breast cancer and on sick leave from her job at CIBC when she learned that she wouldn't have a job to go back to if she got better. Cheryl loved her work and wanted to take a stand and share her story with others. More was good enough to take on the risks associated with publishing an article damning a major Canadian bank. A week after the release of this issue of the magazine, Cheryl died. I knew that she wasn't well when I met and photographed her over those two days in September, but Cheryl didn't let on. She was optimistic, fiery and full of life, and I'm glad that I got to meet her.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chris through the screen porch.

Also a friend let me know that today Rob Haggart of "A Photo Editor" included me in his list of photographer blogs he reads. So Rob thanks for following me and my work!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Some photos of Chris from the many I took of him this summer.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

coasters, sun glasses, dominos, and a candle and incense holder.

Monday, November 16, 2009

More food photos from my life.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Seeing the light.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Two images from some fishing (and Clare's big ring) and another abstract of the paddle boat.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Paradise Island has been retired for a while and I miss it!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

2 views from the window

Monday, November 2, 2009

Chris taking a photo on the dock, and Neal relaxing on the dock.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

These editorial images are from a recent publication of Gulf Air Magazine. I took these photos of Montreal author Rawi Hage a few years ago for Quill & Quire Magazine. I have photographed many Canadian authors over the years. I am an avid reader so authors are a subject that I particularly enjoy.

In other news check out the Oscar Munoz show at Galerie de l'UQAM. The show is up till November 21st and is a really stunning work on the ephemeral image. Also I am rereading "The World Without Us" these days and in my blog perusing I came across a body of work that really reflects the effects that our consumption and use of plastic has on wildlife. These images by Chris Jordan are powerful and disturbing. Take a look here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Editorial images I did for a recent issue of Canadian Living Magazine (with the last two being outtakes that I like). The story was 20 years after the Polytechnique killings and I was assigned to take portraits of three women who were profoundly affected by this tragedy.

I don't talk much about my editorial work here on the blog, but perhaps I should. To get a call from an art director/photo editor with an interesting job is quite thrilling. For me it is usually a portraiture assignment and I get to meet some pretty interesting people, people with compelling stories to tell. To be trusted with their stories and the way they will be represented is quite a big task, and something that I don't take lightly. I love arriving at the location (often the subject's home), scoping it out quickly and developing a rapport with the person I will be photographing. It is challenging but always interesting. I think of this position as a priviledged one and I always try to be respectful and do what's right by the person who has trusted me with their representation. These assignments also expose me to things that are happening in my community and allow me a closer view of the stories being told. I remember the Polytechnique tragedy, even though I was quite young. Of course I also now remember the Dawson school shooting and others. I have heard that the Polytechnique film that came out recently is very good, I think I will have to see it one of these days.