Tag 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 article for Petapixel Magazine

So I wrote another article for Petapixel. This one’s about dealing with confrontation when out making street photography. You can read it here. Be sure to scroll through the comments. The trolls were really active on this one. Very entertaining … 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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Alone on Thanksgiving

You wouldn’t describe it as classy or trendy, this little bakery in Leslieville. The plain vanilla walls were artless. The baseboards squat and flat, painted brown. No music filled the air. The look of the place was thoughtless, cold and … Continue reading

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Alone at Union Station

You know, one of my favour compositions in street photography is the lone person sitting off from the crowd of happy, engaged people going about their daily lives. It’s a bit melancholy, really; those kinds of photos. At least to … Continue reading

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Stone Portrait

I shot this during my outing last weekend. It’s actually naturally lit, although it sort of looks like flash. There’s something a bit off about this, too, I find. Kind of creepy, really. I like it, but you might not … Continue reading

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Charles Bukowski “Bluebird”

I’ve always been a big Bukowski fan, and this is one of my favourite poems of his. Really speaks to me. I wish I’d written it. I hope you will take a moment to listen to it.

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