While walking from the harbour islands towards downtown Toronto, I came across a wonderful steel sculpture; the weather wasn’t great, and I wasn’t dressed in the ideal clothing, but I just had to pause and make some images exploring the lines and shape of the sculpture.
I made this image during a field trip with my Photo 101 students; I was particularly pleased with it, so printed a 16"x24" image of it, and hung it the month after at ViewPoint Gallery. It sold on the first day!
decade or so, the gun-line at York Redoubt is repainted; for the first
year or so, the white wash is painful to look at in direct sun, but once
it weathers a little (a year or two), it becomes a little more "in
tune" with the landscape around it.
RML guns at York Redoubt looked so freshly painted they seemed wet; it
was beautiful to photograph, as there were so many other colours
I love the fact the original assembly marks from over 140 years ago are still visible on the RML guns.
I can't count the number of times I have walked past this wharf, and not seen its possibilities.
As I was walking back from the waterfront, I saw this street musician; I
asked him if I could make a portrait of him, and he said "Yes", and
promptly dropped his head, and stayed that way. Made on my little Sony
NEX-5 with a 50mm f/1.8 lens, I am really impressed with the richness
and detail of the image.
I so strongly prefer to work with soft
light that I sometimes forget how wonderful it is to work with direct
sunlight, especially with richly textured subjects.
The Light Beyondis finally installed at ViewPoint Gallery and
open to the public; unlike many of my shows to date, this is focused on
a technical element, as opposed to subject or location. In addition to printing, framing and hanging the show, I also painted the gallery a
neutral gray before installing the exhibition (sadly, the majority of
the co-op members decided they liked it better white, so after the show
is over, I have to paint it back to white).
element that sets this show apart from others is that it is the first
exhibition I had decided to print with a tone to the monochrome images
(usually I print them as neutrally as possible). I struggled with what
tone to use for some time, but finally settled on rich warm brown for
the shadows, shifting to a soft pale yellow for the highlights.