“the detail that winks”

“the detail that winks” Overview Thirteen, five stanza poems for the city.  Print five photographs, all at a 14.5″ x 18.5″ image size. For each, include a printed white border, to make each total print dimension 16″ x 20″. Mount these on 16″ x 20″  substrates, then drop the mounted prints into a solander box. […]

Object Permanence

Object Permanence around the corner behind a polein a pile of leavesamong some busheswithin a crowdunder the carburied in blanketsafter nightfalldown a wellin another citybelow groundwhen I close my eyeson the moonblindfoldedface down in mudbelow stairsat another timethrough some treesin the closetamong treetopsunder a bedafter the raptureobscured by cloudsbehind a curtainduring the blackoutbeyond a horizonin […]

Wandering Summer 2022

Wandering Summer 2022 I carry my camera everywhere I go. I hope someday they make an ultralight version that I can trade my behemoth in for, but I need really big files, so I carry this monster around still. These are my favourite images from Summer 2022 (June-August). The period when I re-discovered reading, realised […]

Book Villa

Book Villa Every weekend when I was young, my brother and I took a bus to visit my grandmother. We did the trip together for a year, and then he had other things to do and I started going alone. Walking from our house to the bus stop on Lakeshore Road in Burlington took twenty […]

Unnatural

Unnatural This vacant lot is one of my favourite natural places in the city. You can see how it looked fifteen years ago on Google Maps Streetview. At that time, this wilderness was an unused parking lot with two small structures on it. There was a shack used as an office, and a maintenance garage. Back in 2007, […]

Instagram

Instagram I wrote this four days ago.  June 9th. I take my camera everywhere I go, every morning. During the last few weeks, I’ve taken pictures, but nothing that makes me happy.  I wrote this little poem about the best photograph I didn’t take. I’ve decided to get rid of all my social media accounts. […]

Wandering Spring 2022

Wandering Winter 2022 The following are favourites from an ongoing series called Wandering. This particular batch is from the first four months of 2022.  I walk about 15-20 km daily, and cart my camera with me everywhere I go. I tell everyone the 140,000 weekly steps are about exercise, but they’re really about talking pictures. It’s […]

Tunnelling

Tunnelling I’ve spent a lot of time in and on the subway.  These are outtakes from various shows that featured New York, Toronto and Montreal systems. I love them all. Or should I say I loved them all. COVID has turned me into a walking person. The term tunnelling refers to the physicality of these […]

Lillian Massey

Lillian Massey Building I’ve been obsessed with this place for the better part of fifteen years. This structure was originally built between 1908-1912, as the home of the Household Sciences Program attached to the University of Toronto. That program was started by Lillian Massey Tremble. Currently several departments of U of T have offices in […]

Repetition

Repetition Repetition, or more specifically, revisiting, is a big part of how I process the world. Most of the things I photograph are a result of multiple visits to the same place.  This revisiting can take place over days, weeks, months, years or even decades. I’ll see something while traveling—by bus, bike, car or most […]