I’m fresh out of chemistry to process the rolls I’ve shot in the last little while, so this morning I wanted to go through some older work and see if I had overlooked anything. A few shots from a late-afternoon pub visit got me thinking about Dynamic Range and its use in the modern world of electron-based photography. Continue reading “Dynamic Range: Less is (Sometimes) More”
Head office, Irving Oil.
Rolleiflex MX, Ilford HP5
Ugh, what a mess. Continue reading “Night Tri-X”
Last day of figure skating classes.
Rolleiflex MX, Ilford FP4.
When choosing to use a certain camera one must come to terms with the limits inherent. There are things one can do very well with a TLR. There are also things that you’d be mad to shoot with a TLR (but do anyhow). Continue reading “Working inside the ‘limits of your equipment’”
Wabi-sabi is the Japanese philosophy of finding beauty in imperfection and of revering authenticity above all. Put simply, it’s accepting that things change with time, as they get used and as they become part of our lives. Using things brings a comfort in familiarity. We assign value to items that accompany us on our way. Things that show their experience the same way we do: bumps and bruises, scrapes and leaks. Continue reading “Wabi-Sabi”
Every year as the Kennebecasis River freezes over, the faithful drag their shacks onto the ice at Renforth to fish for smelt. There’s always an interesting selection of huts, most with wood or propane stoves. I’ve always thought the village represents a cross-section of local society. There are high-tech soft-sided shelters, full sheds with windows and siding, “converted” campers and stick-frames covered in tarpaulin. Continue reading “Renforth Village”
It’s been a full year since I decided to start this photoblog. I wanted to make a quick post summing up some of the work I’ve been pleased to share, and thank the people who have taken the time to read, respond and engage with the opinions and photography presented. The film community is the reason I’m still passionate about photography after all these years. Seeing new work every day without fail is a charge only matched by the enthusiasm of those who receive and encourage it. Roll on 2017. Continue reading “A Year in Review.”
This past Friday Uptown Saint John played canvas to both a gallery-hop and a special even called Third-Shift. Third-Shift an event put on by Third Space Gallery that aims to put art in vacant and underused spaces to inspire people and help re-energize the area. I’d just heard of it happening a few days beforehand and had never been on a Gallery Hop either. So I strapped on my walking shoes, grabbed a couple rolls of HP5 out of the fridge and started walking. Continue reading “#ThirdShiftSJ and Gallery Hop”
After deciding to take my business idea seriously the next step is to bathe in the opinions of the public, potential clients all. I had time on a mostly cloudy Monday and set out on the historic streets of the Trinity Royal area of Saint John, a cultural hub. I was armed with my camera, hoping to take portraits of people kind enough to give me their honest opinions. Continue reading “Step 1: Hit the Streets”