One Year Without Him

It’s been one year to the day that we lost Gord Downie. He was Canada’s Poet. The Tom Thompson of the Music world. Lead singer in the greatest rock band, The Tragically Hip. My love for the Hip’s music spans most of my teen and adult years to date (and for anyone keeping score – that’s a lot of time!). Gord…

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Ninth Concession ICM 02

Another trip down the Ninth Concession just outside of Westport Ontario yielded some amazing new pieces of art. I love using the Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) technique along side a fogged lens, some double (and triple) exposures, and a lot of luck, to create something unique (at least to my eye)…

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Foley Mountain Before the Storm

Standing on Foley Mountain watching a storm approach Westport was a sight to be seen. The heavy rain clouds I saw approach Bedford Mills earlier in the afternoon led me to believe there was a system of storms coming towards the area. While others might have said: “good time to hunker down and hide away…

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Stella & Dot

My wife Dana has been my muse since the day I met her. I mean really, isn’t it every photographer’s dream to have a subject as beautiful as her to photograph? We sometimes joke that I’m her “Instagram Husband” but it truly isn’t to that extreme. Plus, Dana’s pretty good at finding mirrors to shoot into…

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RMG Exposed

I was feeling pretty good about the art that I was creating. Maybe a little too good. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa Ontario holds an annual event called RMG Exposed where they ask artists to submit works and then a jury of art influencers select pieces that will be sold in an art…

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Wolfe Lake Rd ICM

Making progress with my photo impressionism. Driving down another local road, I found rolling hills and glowing fields of amber and orange from the late day sun. It was a perfect time to stop and not just admire the beauty, but interpret it in my own way. I love using movement in my photographs. It can not only be…

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Ninth Concession ICM

My Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) work has been expanding in both scope and results this past month. I’ve been taking heavy inspiration from Monet and Turner (as always), with a little J.E.H. MacDonald mixed in. More recent artists such as Valda Bailey, Chris Friel and Andy Gray have helped in shaping…

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Brockville Tunnel

The Brockville Tunnel was built as part of Canada’s first railway in 1860. It’s full of amazing rock, stunning views and super eerie atmosphere. It has been turned into a mixed-multimedia installation poised to hit all your senses. It has music playing throughout the tunnel, water dripping down the rocks in some…

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Skyfire 02

A couple of blog posts ago (see Skyfire 01), I started making photographs of the bright sun, contrasted against some heavily wooded areas. By shooting the sun through the trees using the Intentional Camera Movement technique (with a little double exposure thrown in to boot) yielded some very interesting…

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