Life if complicated. Or is it? Perhaps, life is what you make it. I think I heard someone say that once. So which is it? Which statement is true? In order to find out I'll most definitely need to do some research. Maybe compile a list of the 10 most successful people, and correlate it … Continue reading Minimalism
Don't get me wrong - I love modern hi-tech. design and material: Polypropylene, PU coated nylon, ballistic nylon, closed-cell foam, Gore-tex, Polyurethane coating, dry-flow air mesh, and the like. But there's just... something... about the classic materials: canvas, leather, brass buckles, etc.. There's a 'je ne sais quoi', a timeless-ness. And a certain tactile quality. For me, both designs (modern … Continue reading Hi-Tech vs. Classic (Camera Pouches)
At a recent Sony street photography meetup I had the opportunity to meet one of my favourite photojournalist and Sony Artisans, Benjamin Lowy. Ben is a New York based photographer who has spanned the globe to bring us images from some of the most dangerous places imaginable including Iraq, Darfur, Afghanistan, and Libya (where he travelled with Tim Hetherington). Having considered … Continue reading Meeting Ben Lowy
I love visiting Toronto in the summer - it seems there's always something going on. This past weekend (June 13th and 14th) was the 29th annual Honda Indy. While I don't really follow motor sports, hearing the 'rrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... zoooooom, zooooom, zooooom' of the Indy cars flying by at over 300 KM/h on the Lakeshore made … Continue reading The Toronto Honda Indy 500
I spent a beautiful day recently hanging out in the 'Riverside' area of Toronto. This is an area I hadn't explored much in the past, and has seemingly changed drastically since the last time I was there. Once a 'gritty' lower income area of Toronto (this area is the 'vibe' that the television series 'Degrassi' … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Get Lucky
Do you know who your influences are? I thought I did; my high school art teacher who taught me the basics, my friends who went to art school and who showed me the much deeper world of art, friends I met through Flickr whose work inspired me, people I've met at photography events whose words … Continue reading Who Are Your Influences?
When the discussion of wide-angle comes up, I've often heard it said "I don't need a wide-angle lens because I don't shoot landscape". Or "Wide -angle lenses have too much distortion for my taste." I can relate. Landscape photography isn't really my genre either. Get up 3 hours before sunrise and traipse through the woods … Continue reading Wide Thing, You Make My Heart Sing