The first rolls of film that I shot with in Stanstead, Quebec were 35mm. This is not the actual format that I will be using for this project but I thought it would be best to start off with as I explored the space for the first time. As I ventured about I comfortably fell into a zone which helped me to see and develop a sense of direction and at the same time discover interesting spaces that later on […]
Today I processed the last roll from my Stanstead, Quebec road trip. I am really feeling this project and at the same time a little overwhelmed. I have not scanned any of the negatives yet but I did get a chance to view them closely on a light table and I am feeling good about what I have photographed so far. I am hoping to share some results within the next few days.
Stanstead was not the only place I visited over the weekend, I also went to Rawdon. Rawdon is a place that I visited once before and have been meaning to go back to. I remember that I had shot a few rolls of expired color film which I processed in black and white chemistry. I never scanned them and for obvious reasons as I had sat there looking at the negatives with pure discontent. Rawdon is known for it’s beautiful […]
On Saturday I headed out on the road and this time in new territory, Stanstead, Quebec. As some of you may have noticed, I have been quite obsessive about going on road trips. The great thing about this obsession is that I have begun to see a project within it. It is still forming in my mind but I know that my objective will be to document the farm lands within Quebec. I was very lucky to have gotten the […]
I had a disappointing day today. I had a booked shoot at 12;30 and it was a no-show. No phone call, no message…nothing. So I decided to post another image from a set I had taken a few weeks ago. I have been testing with Ilfords FP4 Plus film. I think I really like this one. I shot this using the self timer with my Yashica D and natural light.. I would love to know your thoughts! I processed the […]
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This is from a project that is still in progress entitled, “Bedroom Stories”. I want to thank Karine, (and her daughter!), for having an open mind and heart to this project that means so very much to me. This is an intro with Karine, the full series will be posted soon! What is your story?
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I have set myself with many goals for the summer and one of them is to shoot more outdoors! I have to admit that I have been mostly a studio shooter, but since I decided to no longer have a studio , almost 2 years now, I have had to find other places to shoot which led me thinking more creatively. At first, I though that it was not a good decision but now I realize that it was a great one. The decision […]
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I remember when I began my journey into photography there was one thing I kept on hearing and never understood what it meant at the time. I would always here a photographer say, “find the light” or see the light”. I never understood this…. how exactly do you see the light or find it? This image reminded me of the time when I was learning photography and the time of when I could not get what seeing the light meant. This was […]