Category Archives: Creative Writing

Do Photos Really Tell Stories?

Here’s my latest article for Petapixel Magazine. Simply, I raise the question, do photographs tell stories, and I attempt to make the argument that they do not. At least not single photos. A group of images that make up a … Continue reading

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Streetcar

Shot this three weeks back. He’d stopped for the lights at Queen & Yonge and I was crossing in front of him. I just dropped low and snapped off the shot really quickly. I’d planned on converting it to b/w … Continue reading

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My latest street photography article

So today Petapixel Magazine (an online photography magazine) published my second article, Street Photography: Risk and Reward. Give it a read and let me know what you think. Or better yet, give it a read and if you like it, … Continue reading

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Street Photography and Photographing Children

Street Photography and Photographing Children A little good news. Petapixel, a very popular online photography magazine, has published the piece I wrote about photographing children in public without the parents’ permission. I’m pretty pleased about it. Give it a read … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Cancer

Hey Lazy Followers, I am raising money to fight cancer. Why? Because two people I know lost their battle to it in the past year and another friend is currently fighting it. I want to help in some small way. … Continue reading

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Violet in the corner again

I literally spun this one off in the last 45 minutes, without any idea what I was going to write about before I started. Hope you like it. “Violet,” I call over to her. Her name is Violet. Crazy Violet, … Continue reading

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I once wrote a poem about a puppet

Just whipped this up over the last hour out of nowhere…. Very rough draft… “I once wrote a poem about a puppet,” Jeremy says, eyes bright with excitement. Mister Metcalf half glances up from the résumé, spectacles dangling on the … Continue reading

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Gotta tear it down to build it back up

Saw this building in its finally stages of demolition. One of the exposed units was still sported a beat-up five blade ceiling fan, believe it or not. Got me thinking about the folks who once lived there. At some point … Continue reading

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