Category Archives: Candids

Working

There are many wineries in Niagara-On-the-Lake; in July 2005, my wife and I visited several.  There is something about the workers that is almost poetic.  It is tedious, to be sure, but to be outside and enjoying the fruits of that labour (so to speak) at the end must feel …

The Harpist

This gentleman was strumming away when my wife and I visited Old Québec City in May of 2005. He looked so at home in the middle of the tourists, and yet seemed very separate from them. It was more than his music. It was him. He seemed to be from …

Solitude

In August of 2004, we took a trip up to Algonquin Park to go camping. It was far colder than we imagined it would be, almost hitting zero. Imagine: zero in the middle of August! One of the benefits, though, was that the air was crystal clear. I snuck this …

Their Eyes Met

Another shot from visiting Carly and Evan. This happened shortly after Evan latched onto Carly’s chin. I shot with a fairly low shutter speed, taking advantage of the back-lighting. Sometimes I find that a silhouette can speak just as loudly as the light behind it. f/5.6 1/30 sec 200mm

Carly and Evan

My friends Mike and Carly had a little boy back in 2003. He was a cute little guy. One day we went over to visit and I brought my camera with me. I don’t particularly care for photos from department stores. I find them strangely unnatural; I dislike the propping up of babies …

Eternal Bond

We were celebrating our first anniversary in the same city that some friends of ours were getting married in. They invited us – unofficially – to attend their ceremony, which was a real treat. I had my camera with me, so I brought it along to the ceremony. Both sides of their …

Ducking Prayers

This little girl looked up, not as focused on what the group was doing as her neighbours. It was October of 2002 in Kaua’I in Koke’e State Park. Her eyes speak of the innocence and beauty of youth. f/8 1/250 sec 300mm Why Contact 2006?
The short answer? Youth.

The Prayer

We came across a group of perfomers in Koke’e State Park back in October of 2002. Before they performed their musical ritual, these Hawai’ians engaged in what appeared to be a prayer. The amount of passion that arose from the speaker was inspiring. I wanted to do my best to …

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 …