A Changed View

The Bloor Street Viaduct in Toronto for many years was sadly for many years a final destination for jumpers, until the safety barrier seen in today’s image was out into place. Changing the view is of course a very small price to pay if it saves lives, and the barrier does open up other photographic possibilities.

Bloor Street Viaduct


Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 45mm/2.8 lens
Fuji Neopan Acros 100 film, developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 13.5 minutes @ 20 c


Shout Out

Three years ago  I worked with Amy Braun as a model, and today I want to congratulate her as a published author! Her urban fantasy story Call From the Grave has just been published on Kindle. I read it last night, and was really impressed (and I have read a lot of Fantasy and Science fiction in my time). I would highly recommend her writing. Well done Amy!

Amy and camera


Mamiya 645J, 80mm/2.8 lens
Tri-X at E.I. 1000 developed in Diafine 3+3

Dealing With the Sun

Here is a photo from another photo shoot in Ottawa: a couple shoot with my photographer friend Tim and his girlfriend Janice. It was a very bright day, and being a crew of one, dealing with the sun and the shadows was a constant challenge. In this shot, I decided to go with the bright light, and had them rock the sunglasses 🙂

Tim and Janice


Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 80mm/4 lens
Tmax 400 film developed in Tmax Dev 1+7 for 12 minutes @ 20 C

Top of the Stairs

From my early morning film shoot at the locks in Ottawa recently. I’m a sucker for stairs, and I love the combination of early morning light and hte stonework.

Top of the Stairs


Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 55mm/2.8 Mamiya Lens, 25A filter
Kodak TMax 400 film, developed in TMax Developer 1+7, 12 min @ 20 C 

Maggie Act II

Another image from my Ottawa shoot with Maggie recently. This is a film image on Kodak Portra 400. The sun had hidden for a moment behind a cloud, creating some lovely light.

Maggie on Film


Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 150/f3.5 Mamiya lens
Kodak Portra 400 film

Jill Act II

Another image of Jill, taken with my Mamiya 645 Pro TL medium format camera, then scanned and post processed. Jill has a timeless elegance about her, which I tried to capture with the retro look.



Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 150mm/3.5 lens
Kodak TMax 400 film, developed in TMax developer 1+7 @ 20 C for 12 min.
Post-processed with Lightroom and Nik Efex

Quietly Smiling

Today’s image is another one from Rock, Stock and Barrel’s gig at Irene’s pub in Ottawa. The band’s bass player, always quietly smiling in the background, always rock solid, but never seeking the spotlight.

The bass player


Nikon D7100, 18-200mm NIkkor lens. Shooting at ISO 8000
Post-processed with Lightroom and Nik Efex software