Sketchbook

 

Misremember

Six years ago a large 5TB RAID backup drive died. I mounted a costly “recovery” project and amidst the work that was rescued—in addition to an astounding amount of replicated files—were an extraordinary number of glitch files. At the time, not all of these messed up...

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Reading

I'm reading again. It's not so funny, but after I turned fifty I lost interest in about 100% of things I had enjoyed up until that point. Slowly, after years of persevering, I've been able to claw back some of those treasured distractions. Reading is the big one. Most...

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Poetry

I've always wanted to make poetry without words. So I've begun to learn about writing in the hope that it rubs off in my life. I want it to invisibly effect me. Poetry has always been a mystery, and a draw. In recent months it's totally sucked me in. It's fascinating...

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Incomplete Architectures

It’s impossible not to encounter construction when walking in the city. The perpetual cycle of demolition and rebuilding continually plays out in every street and neighbourhood. This cycle becomes the life blood of every large place. The respiration of urbanity. The...

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Six Sheets of Plywood

Six Sheets of Plywood are colour photographs of Balsa-wood models painted with varying concentrations of Mars black acrylic. The model acts as a place holder for a planned life size sculpture. The idea percolated and manifested over several months and is originally...

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Now & Then

Now & Then is about embracing the temporal characteristic of photography. You can take two photographs at almost the exact same time. If your camera is set to multiple exposures, the simple act of holding your finger on the shutter release will activate an...

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Framing

As part of the larger Building exhibition, temporary sculptures will be created utilizing various common building supplies. Plywood, aggregate, 2 x 4s, i-beams, scaffolding, tarps, vapour barrier, concrete block, nails,  and other materials will be employed. Each...

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Seeing

Seeing is about breaking habits and looking at the world differently. Photography can often revolve around the idea of simple aesthetics or linear narrative. What looks good at a given time or what tells a story effectively can often be the most important force for...

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Wandering (Ongoing)

Wandering is a continuing meditation on urbanity. I walk the city. It's my preferred way to get around. I find other transportation too quick and it doesn't allow me to observe the way I want to. Sometimes I may see something while riding the bus, bike or driving the...

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Shrouded

Shrouded has been formulating for a long time. Most of the process has been endless thinking. I’m good at the long think. I enjoy it. These images are the first step in taking the concept out of my head. Usually when this process happens and I move from thinking to...

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