Assignments

I purchased "The Photographers Playbook" just before my trip to Dublin earlier this year. I'm still no where near finishing the book but have managed to mark up a ton of interesting assignments, or projects, I'd like to try out. Now that I'm settled back in Toronto and don't need to be jet setting around the globe, at least not for a while, I'm aiming to try some of these projects. I'll be posting the assignment name, photographer who wrote it and the page its located on, along with the images I've taken for that given project and what I've…

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Cat on The Hat

I'm always amazed at what I see when wandering the streets of New York City. I've never seen a city so full of life. Everyone's always expressing themselves and showing the world who they are. Toronto is a more conservative city where people tend to keep to themselves. When walking back from the office this past Monday, on my way to meet up with the wife at Macy's, I stumbled upon this guy. With a cat on his hat. Interesting. I quickly followed him and snapped off a few pictures before the light became to low to shoot. Definitely not…

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Symmetry

I was looking through my photos from Madrid a couple days ago and found the image above. When I originally saw this image last year I thought "meh" nothing special or important. But for some reason it's catching my eye now. Maybe it's the off center Symmetry of the wall with the signs mirrored on both sides. I can't seem to put my finger on it exactly but I like it now. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. Madrid, Spain (July, 2013) Leica M6 + Leica Summicron 50mm f/2 + Kodak T-Max 400…

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Urban Practice

One day on my way to the train I saw this guy practicing outside the TD Centre building in the late evening. I was floored with what he could do on his bike. I snapped a few pictures and stood around to watch. I was expecting security to run out and chase him away but oddly they were standing inside watching with the same amazed look I had on my face. Toronto, Canada (August 2014) Leica M7 + Leica 90mm Summarit-M f/2.5 + Ilford XP-2 400 …

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Light Leaks

These things happen! and I've had this happen a couple of times in the past. Once when I was in Cuba I forgot to re-wind the film before opening the bottom of the camera, and the other in Dublin. These are some of the issues we deal with as film photographers. Screwing up our shots just as we finished shooting a roll, and more than likely loosing some good shots in the process. But none of this bothers me. I like shooting film and I'll deal with all the limitations it throws as me since I prefer the "look" of…

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