These are all from the archives, as I slowly re-edit old photos to rid them of the garish editing I used to employ back in the day. Still unsure which will make my upcoming colour street photography book.

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From the archives

So I’ve been busy going through my archives on the hunt for images that might make the cut for my upcoming (I hope, by Black Friday this year) colour street photography book. Problem is, back when I made these images in 2012 my style of editing was garishly over-processed. I was in love with super high contrast shots with lots of vignetting and a yellow colour cast, for some reason. But I’ve since learned that putting lipstick on a pig can’t save a lackluster image.

Nowadays I am far more confident in my editing and do not use it to try to save a “meh” image. This means I have to focus on making stellar images that aren’t reliant on post-processing. Also, since I’m now leaning more to documentary photography than pure street photography, I tend to want to edit the images in a realistic manner.

With all four of these images I had to reset them in post and begin editing them again from scratch. I did attempt my hand at tweaking the colours to give them a more cinematic feel, I have to admit. I think they came out nice. Hope you like them.

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Ahhh… Spring has finally sprung here in Toronto, Canada!

So we’re back into a lockdown again. Our reopening was short lived, like two weeks long. But what’cha gonna do, right? Case numbers were growing like crazy and our ICU beds across the province were filling up quickly. The latest lockdown is for another 28 day’s which isn’t too bad, but boy it’s gotta be tough on the small businesses forced to shutter their doors once again. Mind you, they’re still permitted to do curbside pickup and restaurants and cafes can still do take-out orders. I guess that’s better than nothing.

I got my first of two vaccines earlier today, so there’s some good news. The second one’s not until late July, which is much longer than Pfizer recommends, but I guess that’s better than nothing.

Here are more recent colour street shots of downtown Toronto. Hope you like them. If you’re keen on b/w street photography, I post all my b/w worek on Instagram nowadays. Check me out here.

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Two selfies and two colour street shots

The first and third images are selfies. In the first, my buddy and I were standing across the street from the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) and you can see us reflected in the windows up high. The third image is me using a broken window to hide my face even more than the camera already was. The second image was created last weekend, but the final image was created years ago and I only re-edited it this week. Hope you like them.

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Shots from my walkabout through downtown Toronto last weekend

Well it looks like spring’s closer than ever. The weather’s been slowly getting more comfortable and I’ve even had a few opportunities to sit outside in my local park to read, which is nice. Usually during the winter months I’ll go to one of the many funky cafes in my ‘hood to read, when the mood strikes. This is, obviously, has been different from any other in memory. But even that, like winter, seems to be closer than ever to ending. And I cannot wait!

Hope you’re hanging in there and staying safe. If you’d like to see my b/w work, check out my Instagram feed.

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Toronto Streets, in Colour

Back to some colour street work. The above four images are recent. I typically refrain from shooting people from behind, but with the first image I was drawn to the little teddy hanging from her backpack. Hope you like them.

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Six dogs and a cat

You may not know this about me, but I’m a complete sucker for dogs and cats and photograph them whenever I can. Here are but a few from the past few weeks.

Once we reopen our economy and this pandemic is behind us, I’m thinking to start running street photography workshops. One segment will be on how to overcome your fear of photographing strangers in public. The first lesson will be to engaged and photograph people with their pets, since those who own dogs tend to be very open to being photographed, being they are proud parents. I also have a trick to photographing dogs without having them jump all over the place with excitement, which often results in a ruined, blurry shot.

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Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Some shots I made early last November of one of Canada’s most iconic hotels. This is before our current lockdown came into effect. Hope you like them.

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