Wabi-Sabi

Blissville

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”

Renforth Village

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”

A Year in Review.

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.”

#ThirdShiftSJ and Gallery Hop

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”