96 Hours in Paris – Part Four

A few years ago my PTSD raised its ugly head, a hidden scar from years of working as a paramedic that plunged me into darkness.  The long process of healing, of becoming whole again, taught me a lot about mindfulness and purpose.  It led me...

96 Hours in Paris – Part Three

Over two million people live in Paris, a number that swells past twelve million when you include the surrounding areas.  Streets and alleyways are impassible at times, people twisting and turning to fight their way through crowds as they go about their business. Paris, somehow,...

96 Hours in Paris – Part Two

“That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me.” – Marion Cotillard It is hard to put into words why I love this city so much.  Paris is many things;  beautiful at...

96 Hours in Paris – Part One

I am consumed by the city.  This isn’t my first trip here, nor will it be my last, but the magic, the wonderment, it never goes away.  My mind takes in the people, the sounds, the smells, the architecture, the beauty that lays at...

Toronto Street Photography Part Two – Rain

I have just returned home from a ten day trip to Europe, where I taught a street photography workshop and spent some time on personal photography.  I have a lot to share from that trip but, for now,  here is a quick post with...

September 11th

Today is the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.  Anybody old enough to remember that horrible day can probably remember exactly where they were, and what they were doing, when they heard the news.  It was my generation’s...

The Wall

Photography can be a fickle thing at times:  some projects involve countless hours of planning, execution, blood and sweat, while others seem to materialize out of nowhere and come together quickly. I was recently in Toronto for a week of work that included a 3...

Seattle, the Fuji X-Pro2, street photography, a chance encounter

“Is that a film camera?” That’s how it started, asked as I was taking a photo of a gentleman walking down the street by Pike Place Market. “Sort of”, I replied, showing him the photo that I just took on the back of the camera. “It’s the...

On photo walks, friendships and not clicking the shutter

Last Sunday I helped lead a photowalk in Vancouver for Fujifilm Canada, our first one since November.  Spencer Wynn, one of my fellow Official Fuji X Photographers, has embarked on a cross country trip with the new GFX-50S medium format camera to celebrate both...

Finding peace at the water’s edge

  Life is an amazing journey:  We experience epic highs, crushing lows and of course all things in between.  Life moves so fast, and it is important to hit the pause button every now and then so we can celebrate successes and contemplate those times when we need...