Category Archives: Urban

Getting a Handle On Things

Back in 2005, I captured this image on a cloudy and rainy day. In August of 2016, I returned to take another photo, but found that someone had fixed the door, moved a hinge and replaced the door handle. Furthermore, the conditions were completely different: instead of a cold, rainy day, …

Sepia City

Sometimes you just have to capture an image because it strikes your fancy. This is a photo of Old City Hall in Toronto. I was on my way home from a gig one night and had to walk by this landmark on my way to the subway. I had my …

San Fran At Night

It is rare for me to fall in love with a city. While I am not as well-traveled as some, I have visited a number of cities in different places around the world – but I have have never felt the pull that I did when I visited San Francisco. …

Misleading

The night that I took this photograph, the moon was closer to the Earth than it had been for a long time. I went for a walk to the river near my house to see what sort of images I could capture and decided to try and capitalize on the …

Behold Toronto

I had the opportunity to take some photos of the city in the early morning from a very unique vantage point. I was sharing the space with some other photographers, and I didn’t want to have the same images they did. I decided to take advantage of the fog to …

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 …

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 …

Hydrant

Another photo from the trip to Kingston in November, 2004. This forlorn fire hydrant caught my eye. It sat, dejected, in the middle of a construction site. Sometimes an object cries out in a human way, telling a story of happiness or woe. This hydrant has most likely stood vigil …

Street Football

It was shortly after the fall of the World Trade Centre that I took this photo. The news of the destruction of the towers circled the globe, pulling with it the dark veil of a sombre mood. However, as humanity tends to do, the lost were mourned, and the world …