Twenty sixteen was an interesting year, especially for my photography. Not that it went anywhere, but I did make some new friends and had a good time with them. I had set out to do many things, of which few to none came to fruition, but that’s okay, with age comes perspective they say. There might be a few people missing, but here are a few of the better (fragments of) pictures of outtakes from some casual shoots during that fantastically long summer.Read More
Only fitting to post some (sorry, crudely edited for some uniformity) images from my first trip to China, back in 2007. Chinese Newyear is something to behold, and this was an experience never to forget. Shanghai stole my heart. Family, food & friends, all the ingredients were there. Previous attempts to go visit them again have been foiled, so for now -and with no access to other imagery in storage- this is almost all what’s left of those days. And did I mention the fireworks?
I would urge anyone who has the chance to visit (Shanghai and the temples around it) for Newyear some day, even though the…climate let’s say, has changed significantly from 12 years ago. The people are still the same and they’re awesome. It does help when you have dear friends locally, who can direct you to the best spots, Shanghai is a rather large city.
The year of the Fire Pig was, in many ways, a life-changing event.Read More
After a bit of an absence, or rather - inactivity, we’re back on Ello with new material. Well, not quite that new because you might have seen (some of) this already as part of the Scarborough Fair project. But there’s a twist: pictures that don’t fit the parameters of this project will be visible on Ello and not on the North Wind Gazette. So, there’s more to see there than there’s here. Think of it as a diary. Anyway, hope you enjoy.
Thursdays are for throwbacks, it seems. So…let’s get on this train and do some throwing ourselves. We’ll start off with a few portraits taken of the amazing superstar Boomie last year. This gal is the shit. She’s a hockey jock, a philanthropist, a people’s person, a good friend and an all-round amazing woman. So these pictures don’t really do her any justice, but it’s an attempt. More Thursdays are coming!Read More
This part has a few pictures from Chinatown and Koreatown, downtown Toronto. They don't really bring this area to life, which -I have discovered- it vibrantly does, especially in summer.
I remember spending a lot of time sitting in the car just shooting away, or walking about doing the same. That was a lot of fun, and I should do it again, given time. These were taken mostly on the Islands and around Kensington.
In this first part of a short series I'll share with you some photographs taken during my first half year here in Canada. These are mostly just snapshots on the streets, but I thought it'd be nice to share some of the sights and sounds of this place I've come to enjoy tremendously.
These pictures are mostly from 2014 but will not be published chronologically, and in stead as a sequential series over the next couple of weeks. Pictures truly don't do it justice, Toronto is a place to experience, not to observe. These were taken mostly in the downtown core.
I apologize humbly for overloading you with silly photographs of trees, leaves, lakes and autumn colours, but I just can't help myself. This be the third post on Algonquin Park with at the end a little bit of Lake Huron, just because I can't get enough of it. But this will be it for now. So there you have it. More trees. Do enjoy.