Steel Town The Hammer Hogtown Tiger Town Whatever you call it, we’re talking about Hamilton, Ontario. Ever since I started up this project I wanted to include this city in the project but for some reason or another it just slipped through the cracks. But on a day when I actually found myself in the city, I realized that now, near the end, that time to feature Hamilton was here. I mostly stuck in the downtown area, which is only a small slice of the city, but a slice that I spent many nights, during the early days of my exploring, since you could hitRead More →

We don’t want to take your photo We want to give it to you. I was really looking forward to participating in Help-Portrait again, and to make things for 2011 more awesome we were running two events in Milton for the year. There were actually two last year but the groups remained seperate, so to increase the number of volunteers the two groups combined to make one awesome group. The first event was lead by George (who ran last year’s second group), at Milton Bible Church, and what a day it was, we were pretty much go-go-go from seven thirty in the morning until fiveRead More →

Excuse me, but have you seen Bob? This neat little worldwide photo project seemed to grab my attention so for week 45 I took my “Bob” along and photographed him in and around the area during my errands, mostly through Hamilton’s downtown. Needless to say I got a couple strange looks as I photographed this cardboard character in various spaces. Some people even wanted to know what I was doing, so I happily explained, some continued to give me the strange looks while others thought it was kinda cool. No, Bob hasn’t been around since 1958, but Burlington Camera has, and they even had theRead More →

Last month while I was on my usual fall vacation at the end of October I once again found myself in New Jersey. I have always been an avid fan of the Film Photography Podcast and have been listening to it since it’s third episode, and have been no stranger to the flickr group, organized a Toronto FPP meetup…the list continues. So before I left I was sure to email Michael Rasso, the founder of the podcast/project to see about meeting up. The email I got in reply surprised me. I was offered to help guest host the podcast. Nervous could not even begin toRead More →

I’m not often one who will get a new camera and throw it into a project that has been going very well, and hoping that I’ll get something decent. I usually test out the cameras first. But when I was given a Lomo Smena 8m from Michael Raso of The Film Photography Project it must be a good camera. And well the manual was all in Russian so I just launched right into using it. The results were…interesting. I carried it with me over the course of Sunday errands so there’s really no rhyme or reason to the images, they’re shot straight from the hipRead More →

Nov 11th, 1918, the 11th hour the Armistice with German ended the Great War, the war many today know as World War One. Today we use the day to remember the brave men and women who fought in all conflicts both past and present, and hope for the day when war is no longer needed to work out our differences. Until that day I will continue to remember them. So today I will give you two photos and two stories. Tales of two men, branded hereos by their respective nations and awarded the highest honour for their action. If any of you have watched theRead More →

New York City The Big Apple NYC A city this big cannot be covered in just one week, so I gave it two. Also because I did not actually have a post ready for Week 41 since I was still in the US and did not have the film for that week processed, I probably could have done it, but I don’t know any labs in NY/NJ that could do it for me, so I waited until I got back to Canada. I went through so much film over the course of my time down there, most of which has yet to be scanned, soRead More →

I really can’t believe how close I am to finishing off the project! I’m rather impressed that I’ve actually been able to maintain the images coming out. Not to mention learning a bit more about my various cameras that I have been using, and narrowing down some of my favourite film stocks, and cameras in my vast arsinal. So far I’ve learned: Wide Angle Lenses are not good for detail work, Toy Cameras are pretty awesome when used right (as in the right situation, I wouldn’t use a holga at a wedding for all the portraits), People are more open to getting their photo takenRead More →

Week 41, or how Emily got her groove on. My original idea for this week (and one I might use later on) was to get random people in the streets to throw on some headphone and dance, but at the time I realized that might be a little creepy, so instead I called up my friend Emily who is always willing to pose for my cameras. So off into Toronto we headed with an mp3 player filled with music, a camera loaded with a roll of film, and she danced, pranced, and played around in parks, subways, and alleys. Yes we got questioning gazes, smiles,Read More →

I do try to keep my family out of my photography specifically the work I show publicly but when your little younger brother gets married, it just has to get shown off. But since I was a groomsman at the wedding bringing out one of my bigger cameras to play like the Rollei, or 645 or even my little FM2 would get in the way. So I turned to a very small camera in my collection, and no it wasn’t a 110 camera…but rather a Olympus Stylus Epic. I was honestly surprised at the quality of images that came out of this pocket camera thatRead More →