There are times when I look at my shots and think to myself, these photos are why I still shoot with film. It was the perfect day again (if only we could have had the weather a week later…but anyways). The sky was a brilliant blue, the weather was warm, it was the perfect day for a BBQ, friends, a beautiful setting, and of course ‘chrome film. ‘chrome film? Why, slide film of course, Fujichrome to be exact, Velvia. Delicious, Delicious Velvia. Fuji’s answer to Kodachrome, and E-6 process also. So I found myself in beautiful Welland Ontario, I have to say I love smallRead More →

September 10th dawned bright and clear, not too cold either. I found myself out in Clarrington, ON at the beautiful 4 Season’s Golf & Country club to photograph Sarah & Derrick’s Wedding, a couple I had photographed for their engagement photos last year. The back drop was beautiful, the sky a deep blue, the greens bright with life, the fall colours not yet starting to come in. It was such a day that I wish I had access to Kodachrome to shoot, and the colour processing to match. Sarah & Derrick were a wonderful couple to work with, both naturals in front of the camerasRead More →

I broadened my horizons, and went W I D E, and when I mean WIDE, I’m talking panoramic wide…using one of the more unique cameras in my collection. After popping into the Lomography store to get a lesson on how to use the Horizon Kompakt, a Russian swing lens camera I took once again to the streets of Toronto to give it a go. The camera itself is what makes the whole concept unique, as I mentioned earlier it is a swing lens, a fixed 28mm f/8 lens, that will travel across a 120 degree arc exposing a thin slit of the film as itRead More →

Cross Processing or XPro the act of developing film specifically colour in the wrong chemicals. Yes, you just read that right, I purposefully got some film developed wrong. It sounds weird I know, putting your slide film in chemicals made for colour negative film, or colour negative in slide film chemicals. But as of late I’ve been getting into a bit of a lo-fi vibe, so I figured it was about time to try out some cross processing. The Lomographic Society markets film that is designed for cross processing, called aptly XPro. Just between us, it is actually old Agfa slide film stock just re-brandedRead More →

Demolition Man… I have to keep reminding myself that I don’t actually own any of the buildings that I explore, but sometimes I can’t help but become attached to them, even shit holes like the former Park Plaza Hotel in Oakville. It sort of became my own personal abandonment since I work right across the road from it. I first checked it out late one night coming back from a church event, and then a second time with friends Wu and Boffo on a cold and snowy evening. The place was gutted and ripped apart inside, trashed by local kids and teens or druggies. ButRead More →

I have seen the grand Fort Niagara from across the river in Niagara-On-The-Lake so I finally took time to go and see the oldest fort in the area. The fort and the people there made the two hour border wait worth it! The history of the site started back in 1678 when the French established their first fort. The current construction is a mixed bag of French buildings from 1688 to 1759, British who took the Fort from the French in a siege in 1759. The British were forced to hand over the fort to the United States at the end of the Revolutionary War,Read More →

At the end of August I had the privilege of photographing the wedding of two amazing friends of mine, Connie & Ewan. Plus they introduced me to a great spot in the city to do portrait work at, the Todmorden Mills. I’ll defiantly be using them again should the need arise. The wedding also gave me a chance to test out the new Kodak Portra 160. For More Visit: Connie & Ewan on FlickrRead More →

Using old film is fun, and a little scary also because you truly don’t know what you’re going to end up with. A couple years back I had acquired a roll of Kodak Verichrome Pan that had expired in the mid 1960s, and I got zero results from it, so when I found another two rolls of Verichrome Pan that expired in 1975 I figured what the hell and gave them a shot, but instead of letting a lab develop them I would do them myself. So with the old film loaded into my trusty Rolleiflex I headed down to the lake in Oakville toRead More →

Hitting the streets of my hometown of Milton for Week 34, specifically the farmer’s market which runs from May to October, I figured it would be a great place to try out some street photography. The market provided me with a lot of subjects to photograph, making it a very successful Saturday morning for me. A smile is a great way to start the day I’ll take one of those… Contemplation Discussions Oh Hai there Oh those were the days. The Man Nikon F4 – AF DC-Nikkor 105mm 1:2D – Ilford FP4+Read More →

It was back out to Ontario’s west cost for the 33rd week of the project, taking a weekend and going camping at Point Farms Provincial Park. The Park itself is a former Victorian era resort. These days sadly all of the old buildings are long gone, only fences and a few foundations remain lost in the woods that have grown up over the years. The weather could have been better, the skies stayed fairly cloudy the whole weekend and it rained several times on Saturday, but we still were able to catch a bit of a sunset on Saturday evening. Contax G2 – Carl ZeissRead More →