Chinatown & Toronto’s west end

The above four images are all found photos, discovered while digging through my archives. Back then (a decade ago) I often came home with a shitload of images in my camera. So many that I’d only have time to skim the newly created folder and cherry pick the best of them to edit and share. I’d plan to revisit the folder later, but inevitably I’d end up coming with the very next day with another shitload of images to edit. It’s fun, all these years later, to make such discoveries. It’s also a LOT of work going through so many images in search of candidates for my upcoming colour street photography book. Well, I suppose I’d call it more a labour of love.

As always, if you’d like to see my black & white images, check out my Instagram stream.

Posted in art, Canada, Chinatown, City, Colour Photography, Documentary Photography, Downtown, People, Photojournalism, Queen West, street, Street Photography, Summer, Sunny, Toronto, urban, Urban Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toronto Islands and other shots

The above four shots date back to 2013. The last two were taken in Kensington Market.

For my black & white street photography, check out my Instagram feed.

Posted in art, Canada, Colour Photography, Documentary Photography, Downtown, Kensington Market, People, Photojournalism, Sky & Clouds, street, Street Photography, Summer, Toronto, urban, Urban Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toronto in Colour

I’m slowly chipping away at re-editing images from my archives. These ones are all from 2012 & 2013. I’m managing about one folder a day, maybe two if one happens to be a small folder.

If you’d like to see my b/w street photography, check out my Instagram feed.

Posted in art, Canada, Chinatown, City, Colour Photography, Documentary Photography, Downtown, Kensington Market, People, Photojournalism, street, Street Photography, Sunny, Toronto, urban, Urban Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some oldies in colour

All of these shots date back to 2012/2013. I’ve re-edited each of them. With the first two I was trying my hand at a cinematic colour palette, employing teal in the shadows and redish yellow in the highlights. I find this technique really only works on darker images and night shots, but maybe it’s just that I need more practice. Anyway, hope you like them. Enjoy your weekend.

As I’ve mentioned before, please check me out on Instagram for my black & white street work.

Posted in Architecture Photography, art, Canada, City, Colour Photography, Documentary Photography, Downtown, People, Photojournalism, Storefronts, street, Street Photography, Toronto, urban, Urban Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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.

If you care for b/w street photos, check out my instagram feed.

Posted in Architecture Photography, art, Canada, Chinatown, City, Colour Photography, Documentary Photography, Downtown, Kensington Market, People, Photojournalism, Storefronts, street, Street Photography, Sunny, Toronto, urban, Urban Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

If you would like to see my black & white street/documentary photography, check me out on Instagram.

Posted in Architecture Photography, art, Cabbagetown, Canada, City, Colour Photography, Distillery District, Documentary Photography, Doors, Downtown, People, Photojournalism, Storefronts, street, Street Photography, Toronto, urban, Urban Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in art, Canada, Chinatown, City, Colour Photography, Documentary Photography, Dogs, Downtown, Eaton Centre, Kensington Market, light & shadow, People, Photojournalism, Spring, Storefronts, street, Street Photography, streetcar, Sunny, Toronto, TTC, urban, Urban Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

If you’d like to see my b/w street photography, hop over the Instagram and follow me there.

Posted in art, Canada, Chinatown, City, Colour Photography, Documentary Photography, Downtown, People, Photojournalism, Reflections, Spring, street, Street Photography, Sunny, Toronto, urban, Urban Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments