Main Tabs



Shit's been cray, so the blog's a bit backed up.

I sent some Instagram images to 01 Magazine who put out a call for summmer submissions.
They selected the above image of a dock on Three Mile Lake, in the Muskoka region.
Although not a sunny summer day, the overcast (aka rain's gonna pour) sky is always helpful for image taking. A little on-the-go processing with VSCO Cam and voila.


in a quarry

Last weekend I found myself about a one hour drive outside of Montreal.  I drove through a very functional rock quarry wearily dodging oversized trucks.  Photographer Elena Willis rallied the troops to help with the creation her newest image in the striking blue and very deep waters of the quarry.
Yours truly was tasked with swimming out with the yellow fibreglass boat (above) and guiding it into Willis' frame.
I hid myself behind the boat as Willis clicked away on the very bad assed Phase One camera, watching the murky runoff (top) dump into the very waters I was floating in.


shoot studio X ans

Shoot Studio recently held their annual photography exhibit and showcased their roster of talent with a big bash to celebrate their ten years of image making.  Experimental filmmaker Karl Lemieux (above) was invited to stage a multi-projector performance/cacophony with the use of 16mm film.  The audio component was not dissimilar to distorted drone metal like sounds which emanated from the film being manipulated through the projectors' magnetic heads with an equally grindcore-ish vocal accompaniment on the microphone.

With visions of Cremaster 2/bees/death metal drum solos, I grabbed a glass of wine and headed downstairs to the gallery to check out the photography.
A couple of faves:

Geneviève Demers, positive and negative images of the waters of Kalymnos, Greece.

soft and ethereal underwater photography by Sandrine Castellan

dark and moody with awesome use of colour by Pierre Manning


wedding flowers

This lovely labour day weekend was apparently host to many, many weddings.  Other than Brad & Angie*, two dear friends were also tying the knot and invited me to a morning of lots of croissants (and other assorted pastries), coffee and itty-bitty bouquet arranging.  Needless to say, but I was like a pig in shit. Pardon the crassness, but I was deep in my happy zone for several hours surrounded by these tiny beauties.  The above flowers made me squeal with delight.  These ping-pong sized flowers with the texture of paper are called scabiosa stellata, or commonly 'Drumstick" or what we affectionately dubbed "the balls."

The bride picked out about a twelve little varieties from a wholesaler and put her friends and family to work, cutting and arranging different stems in dozens and dozens of glass vessels of varying dimensions.  The result was whimsical, eclectic and effective.

Above from left:
-The astilble erika or false spirea are pink buds in a cluster of spike shaped stems
-Flat petals seem to characterize the phlox paniculata species which come in tons of variations, ours were a deep pink/purple that still had lots of buds ready to open
-The ivory flowers with pink and green hues are astrantia maxima, or masterwort, or million star or what we liked to call them "the droopies."  Their heads were hanging sad and low out of the box, but the overnighter in a vessel of water picked them back up.
-Last in the image, to the right is eryngium supernova, also known as the thistle

photo by Margot Ross

Happy as a clam,
As happy as a lark,
As a fish in water
Or a pig in poop.

*Oops, apparently Brad & Angie got married the 23rd of August- the weekend before-my bad.