Walking through Pointe-Claire Village on a crisp winter’s day.Read More
A study of a bridge when the light was just right.Read More
The Montreal Biosphere is a geodesic dome designed by the American architect Buckminster Fuller to serve as the American pavilion for the 1967 International and Universal Exposition better known to most as Expo 67.
Seventy-six metres in diameter, it's an imposing structure visible from miles around, and is one of those quintessentially iconic Montreal landmarks.
The dome was originally enclosed with clear acrylic cladding and was conceived as a giant greenhouse of sorts. A fire in 1976 burned away the transparent bubble, leaving the complex truss structure behind. It remained unused until 1990, when it was purchased by Environment Canada to be converted into an interactive museum focused on environmental issues.
All images were shot with a Fujifilm X-T2 in Acros (JPG) with the Fujinon XF35MM F1.4 lens.
A blue sky is something to be celebrated at this time of year. It’s all too rare.
They say you get the blues when you’re down; I find blue in the right places uplifting. Liberating. Light.
Duluth Street runs from the foot of Mount Royal park all the way to Parc Lafontaine. A narrow street, it’s dotted with boutiques, restaurants, bars and cafés intermingled with the apartments and old walk-ups. It’s a quintessential part of the “Plateau” that just shimmers in the low autumn sun.
In 2017 I had started a photo blog, but after a few months I lost my focus and abandoned it. After experimenting with numerous photography sites (500px, Adobe Portfolio) and social platforms (Ello, Tumblr, Instagram) I realized that the blog helped me do something that all the those sites couldn’t: tell my story with my voice on my terms. I missed doing that, so here I am once again.
Last week I had the good fortune to take a workshop with the inimitable Patrick La Roque, a Montreal-based photographer who teaches visual storytelling. It was lots of fun, I learned a lot (although less than a week later I feel like I’ve forgotten most everything!) and Patrick’s sage advice showed me how to weave a thread through my images, tying them together not only thematically but also stylistically.
What stories? Great question. I’m not entirely sure yet.
Let’s kick this off with images from an early morning walkabout in Montreal during my workshop and see where things go.