This is what happens when son number one is along for a photo shoot.
If you are ever on the East side at sunset one of the best places to view the city is along Broadview at Riverdale Park (across from Rooster).
Everyone should go to underpass park. Click the image to find out more about the murals and park.
Son number one loves this sign, but rumours of funding woes have started.
Some mornings it is worth being out the door at 5am.
One of my favourite murals in the city. It can be found at Logan and Dundas. Tap the image for more information.
I had a great time shooting the Jackman Faculty of Law Building, currently under construction but due to officially open Fall 2016. Hariri Pontarini are the design architects in collaboration with B+H architects. Many thanks to Sean, Lucianna and Katina for the opportunity. The article can be found in the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of University of Toronto, Faculty of Law's Nexus Magazine. Please click here to view the PDF version and here to view the Issuu version. My images can be found mostly on pages 26 and 27.
Stumbled across my very first depth of field assignment. Looks like Red Skull is s.o.l.
Meet the latest addition to our basket of crazy. Six months old and wreaking havoc. This is Neeka; otherwise known as Neeka Neeka Noo Noo, or "Leave it", or "Drop it", or "GET THAT OUT OF YOUR MOUTH". She is an Olde English Bulldogge and the bane of my existence.
Thanks to the folks at the 2015 Pan Am Shooting Centre, especially Max for showing me around. Quick shoot on a bright, grey day. Interesting study for high contrast light. Thanks to Matt for the opportunity. Some of the pics can be seen online at these links: Dezeen, decor10, minimalblogs, plus a few others.
In the race for garden supremacy the Gooseneck Loosestrife is strategic player. Always colonizing and gaining ground. Whereas my resilient J Anemone fortifies itself from within and holds position. The Sweet Woodruff never had a chance.
After years of dedication by Moriyama & Teshima and their international team, the Museum, Centre and gardens are finally open to the public. It is a surreal place of pause in the City. We enjoyed a beautiful summer evening here; son number one particularly liked the fountains and his moment of fame in a Toronto Star article.
Our favourites - Snow Cone and Driftwood. Snowcone's playful design mimics the protective organic form of a pinecone and borrows from the effective low-tech vernacular of an igloo. Driftwood was made from reused timber, transforming the metal lifeguard station into a faceted sculptural form. Visitors could climb up the steps to get a clear view of the lake or take shelter below and around the the "hut".
Sainte Marie Among the Hurons and the Wye Marsh are a yearly trek. The French Jesuit Mission site has been recreated to illustrate the means and methods of this mid 1600's community. The Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is on 3,000 acres of mostly wetlands. Both sites never disappoint the boys and are highly recommended.
Thank you Gin for Heidi Swanson's IOI Cookbooks...
We were so thankful we were able to enjoy Peter's Cedar Point; the boys never wanted to leave. The sawn log cabins are timeless.
Great stay at Owl's Nest B&B, Prince Edward County; the home and studio were built using straw bale construction. Janna is a gracious host and let us explore her ongoing project, grounds and pilfer from her vegetable garden.
Stayed at Le Domaine Tomali-Maniatyn B&B for four nights; conveniently located two minutes from Mont Sutton. This large family home has five spacious suites for guests, incredible breakfasts and an indoor/outdoor salt pool. Host Tom modestly describes the effort that went into the design and completion of this unique house which harkens back to polish vernacular; specifically the Zakopane style architecture.