Category Archives: Objects

The Beat Goes On

When I saw these djembes, I was taken back to my days playing Capoeira. Wonderful mix of texture and structure, I love this image of a group of hand drums. I bet that when you laid eyes on this photograph, you heard the beat in your head, didn’t you?

Back to Back

There is beauty in things that rust. Time’s effect on colour and texture of our technology is a great reminder of how transient we really are when it comes to the world. The contrast between ever-present nature and these human-made creations was interesting. If you have ever held an interest …

Under Pressure

Tucked away in a mountain fortress in Vineland, Ontario is an awesome winery called the John Howard Cellars of Distinction.It is a wondrous place; very simply laid out; very friendly people. I love wine and how it is made; it is like magic to me. This is the gauges on one …

Sitar Hero I

My friend Mike is a very cultural guy. As I told his mom once, he’s someone who is very much into authenticity. Mike does not go halfway on anything. So when he told me that he bought a sitar, I had to see it. I knew that it would be a very beautiful thing …

Wedding Fan

My cousin got married and had a wonderful ceremony. Everyone received a paper fan with their wedding program (most likely because it was fairly warm in the chapel). I had set both program and fan down on the seat beside me to hold my infant daughter for a brief moment; …

Do Not Sit

While at a cottage at the end of October of 2006, I awoke early one morning to go out and photograph the newly fallen snow. It was quite a sight to see everything blanketed in a downy layer of white. These benches were lined up quite nicely, and it was …

Bacchus to the Future

In July of 2006 we visited Niagara-on-the-Lake. It’s one of our favourite places. At the B&B we stayed at, there is a really great garden with old tables and chairs, and good old Bacchus on the wall. It was a plug-in fountain that happened to be unplugged. He was old, …

Window to the Past

September in the Distillery District of Toronto can yield some interesting images. In 2005, we visited this historic place, and found a plethora of images to capture. This one is interesting because it highlights one of the many big windows in the area, which reflects some of the old buildings. …

Barrels

Another image from our trip to Niagara-On-the-Lake in July 2005.  This called out to me as a representation of the region for obvious reasons.  The trick was to make it a little different.  I used a yellow filter to make the subject(s) more striking.  It worked.  Whenever I look at …

Wine Press

This was taken during a vacation in Niagara-On-the-Lake in July 2005, while partaking in a few winery tours while there. Modern machinery has obviously replaced the old-world devices, for obvious reasons. Of course, there is something charming about those “ancient” relics. I used a yellow filter for this photo, as …

The Green Door

Wandering around Québec City (The Old City) to find good photographic opportunity is like looking for gold in Fort Knox. I wonder if the locals realize how rich a portrait their city paints. The streets embody character. Every turn reveals something new. This door struck my eye on a cold …

Handle With Care

May 2005 brought a great opportunity to visit a place I’d never seen before: Old Québec City. We took several walks around the wonderful self-contained town and there were so many wonderful examples of old world architecture. The days that we visited were overcast and windy, not to mention a …