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Perhaps the greatest attribute of a photograph is that it captures a moment in time, one that can never be repeated. Celebrating that aspect of photography is the purpose of this blog.

On here I will be posting some of my older images, from 2005 on, ones that are no longer featured on this website, and will be sharing my inspiration for them with you by including the artist statements that were written back when the images were made. Perhaps you will see patterns in my work, or an evolution of it over time, or notice something else that you might like to point out to me. Regardless, I hope you will enjoy sharing the images and statements with me, as we celebrate and explore moments from the past, frozen in time.

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25. Convergence

02/11/2022

Thoughts and images from Sifnos, Greece, 2016.
I have always been fascinated with Sifnian architecture. Noted for its simplicity and cleanliness of form, the traditional white stucco cube and its accompanying cylinders, walls, vaults and domes form a stark contrast to the Canadian architectural norms of my homeland. ...more

24. Grand Motion

07/09/2022

Thoughts and images from the Grand River, Ontario, 2016.
This project was conceived as I sat on the bank watching water flow over one of the numerous dams situated along the Grand River in southwestern Ontario. It occurred to me that the seemingly straight path of the water going over the dam and falling into the river below did not begin to tell the true story of the complexities of the churning and mixing that actually took place with the water. ...more

23.Wandering through Time

03/08/2022

Thoughts and images from Sifnos, Greece, 2015.
The Greek island of Sifnos is crisscrossed with a myriad of footpaths that have existed for thousands of years. For many centuries the main transportation system of the island, these paths are still used by local inhabitants and their donkeys. ...more

22. the Community

06/07/2022

Thoughts and images from St. Jacobs, Ontario, 2015.
Community: A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. ...more

21. Forever - in Trust

15/06/2022

Thoughts and images from Willemstad, Curaçao, 2014.
Forever - what an amazing concept! Imagine, buildings being judged so significant that steps should be taken to ensure that they last forever. ...more

20. Grand Perspectives

04/05/2022

Thoughts and images from the Grand River, Ontario, from 2012 to 2014.
The Grand River has existed in southern Ontario for 12,000 years. It is a treasured landmark, extremely significant historically, and a valuable resource for the entire watershed and beyond. Over the years, many artists have challenged themselves to capture and interpret the Grand in their own way, trying to be unique but true to the essence of the river. ...more

19. In the Beginning

30/03/2022

Thoughts and images from Sifnos, Greece, 2014.
On the afternoon of my arrival on the Greek island of Sifnos, I ventured down to the centre of a small fishing village situated around a narrow bay that is sheltered from the Aegean Sea. Strolling along the concrete pier that runs along one shoreline, from the beach out to deeper water, I noticed what appeared to be black blobs floating in the water. ...more

18. the "Streets" of Venice

09/03/2022

Thoughts and images from Venice, Italy, 2013.
Venice is a city unlike any other. Rather than occupying one large piece of land, it is a cluster of 117 small islands joined to each other by some 450 pedestrian bridges. ...more

17. Cultural Geometry

02/02/2022

Thoughts and images from Sifnos and Paros, Greece, 2013.
With names such as Aristotle and Plato, Euclid, Thales and Pythagoras, Greece can claim a magnificent heritage with respect to the field of geometry. ...more

16. Azorean Edges

05/01/2022

Thoughts and images from Sao Miguel, Azores, 2012.
Land, water, sky - three distinct entities, interconnected. When viewed as a scene, they form a continuous tableau of the three elements. ...more

15. Churches of Sifnos

15/12/2021

Thoughts and images from Sifnos, Greece, 2012.
We are all familiar with the iconic tourist brochure image of Greece, the white Cycladic church, bathed in sunshine with its blue dome matching the colour of the distant sea. As impressive as this scene is, and many such examples really do exist, these churches are and represent much, much more. ...more

14. Sentinels of the Moraine

01/12/2021

Thoughts and images from Waterloo, Ontario, 2011/2012.
While wandering through a forest-covered section of the Waterloo Moraine, I found myself captivated by its serenity and beauty. Many trees covered the landscape, but I was drawn to the larger ones. ...more

13. Above

17/11/2021

Thoughts and images from Wagrain, Austria, 2011.
For someone who has lived solely on the relatively flat land that is southern Ontario, mountains have always had a magical appeal. ...more

12. Bryggen

03/11/2021

Thoughts and images from Bergen, Norway, 2011.
Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a magical enclave of wooden buildings situated on the waterfront of Bergen, Norway. The present-day buildings are more than 300 years old, but their history reaches back much further. ...more

11. Alghero at Night

20/10/2021

Thoughts and images from Alghero, Sardinia, Italy, 2010.
As night falls, however, the atmosphere changes. The streets come alive. People, young and old, spontaneously appear from everywhere and the sounds amplify. It is the time-honoured tradition of the passeggiata ... ...more

10. Vertical Spontaneity

06/10/2021

Thoughts and images from Cisternino, Italy, 2010.
A road sign on the approach to the southern Italian city of Cisternino provided the inspiration for this collection of photographs. It read, “Centro storico (historical centre) - architettura spontanea.” ...more

9. Streets of Zurich

22/09/2021

Thoughts and images from Zurich, Switzerland, 2009.
Street photography is not my forte, nor something that I practise very often. ...more

8. Beaujolais Villages

08/09/2021

Thoughts and images from Beaujolais, France, 2009.
It has often been said that Beaujolais is “the most famous unknown region in France”, with locals lamenting the fact that few visitors spend much time there, preferring instead to “overnight” on their way to somewhere else. ...more

7. Reflecting on Waterloo

18/08/2021

Thoughts and images from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada , 2009.
We all need time for reflection, to think about present situations, paths taken, and choices to be made, whether it be in our personal lives, career paths, or other pursuits. ...more

6. From Rock and Ages Past

04/08/2021

Thoughts and images from Sifnos, Greece, 2008.
At the end of a six-hour ferry ride from the port of Piraeus, the Greek island of Sifnos rises majestically from the Aegean Sea. ...more

5. The "Perfect" Village

21/07/2021

Thoughts and images from Mijas, Spain, 2008.
Paul Strand was definitely on my mind as my wife and I travelled to the village of Mijas, Spain in 2008. ...more

4. Held in Reverence

14/07/2021

Thoughts and images from Maui, Hawaii, 2007.
On one of my earlier trips to Hawaii I purchased a guide book to hidden places, supposedly unknown to tourists. ...more

3. Kashuby i Kaszuby - Reunited

07/07/2021

Thoughts and images from Ontario, Canada and Kaszuby, Poland, 2007.
In 1858 a group of immigrants, destined to become Canada's first Polish settlers, arrived in Ontario's Ottawa Valley from Kaszuby, Poland. ...more

2. From the Darkness

30/06/2021

Thoughts and images from Warsaw, Poland, 2006.
A walk through Warsaw's Old Town reveals a city of rich historical heritage. ...more

1. A Place in Time

23/06/2021

Thoughts and images from the Czech Republic, 2005.
When travelling through the Czech Republic, the rich architectural heritage of the country becomes evident. ...more

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