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#occupytoronto – Photo Blog

Posted on Nov 19, 2011 in photography, photography, Toronto, writing

#occupytoronto – Photo Blog

For a little over two months now, #occupy protests have been going on across North America and around the world. In recent weeks, much of the attention has shifted to whether or not the occupiers should be allowed to take up residence in public spaces, such as Saint James Park in downtown Toronto.

I have mixed feelings about the protests. Overall, I’m supportive of the movement and the principles that the occupiers stand for, at the same time, I really worry that right now, the message has gotten clouded by a fight about tents in the park, rather than the real issues at hand.

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TEDGlobal 2011 Wrap-Up

Posted on Aug 9, 2011 in blog, featured, photography, TED, travel

TEDGlobal 2011 Wrap-Up

This was originally posted on the TEDxWaterloo blog here.

In July, I had a unique opportunity to take part in TEDGlobal 2011: “The Stuff of Life” in Edinburgh. TEDGlobal, a relatively new program from TED has typically taken place in Oxford (for the initial three years), moved this year to the beautiful city of Edinburgh for the first time. It’s difficult to put into words the experience I had, but I’m going to try.

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Woke Up in French

Posted on Jun 28, 2011 in photography, travel

Woke Up in French

Yesterday I woke up in French. Yes, I meant French, the language. Let me take a step back… Two days ago I departed Toronto heading to Paris (cheapest places to fly into in Europe these days…

Eventually making my way to TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, but I’ll save that for another post) and after connecting through Montreal, a short (compared to going to Bangkok earlier this year) flight later I was in Paris. As I stepped off the plane and made my way to look for my baggage, something odd happened. I was thinking in French.

Even now since arriving in Prague, I can’t seem to turn it off. Feels great to know the language is still deeply embedded in my brain somewhere even if I don’t use it too often. Can’t wait to go to Germany next week and switch over to another language!

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My New Camera!!!

Posted on Apr 28, 2011 in blog, featured, photography, photography, portfolio, travel

My New Camera!!!

Well, here she is… Yes, she is sparkly, gold and analog. 35 mm is back! Oh, and there’s no viewfinder. And it’s a fisheye lens. And it cost < $30. Picked it up in Chicago and carried it around for a few days while traveling. Here is what happened: (note, we used some pretty click C-41 yellow/red tinted film – NO PHOTOSHOPPING OF ANY OF THESE).

It’s been a fun experience going back to my roots and doing some analog photography. No second chances since each shot you take uses up a frame of film. Such a huge change from my patterns, but I hope it has a positive influence on my digital photography as well (no more shooting 30 of the same picture just to hope for one good one!)

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My Kind of Town

Posted on Apr 26, 2011 in photography, travel

My Kind of Town

Had a great chance to visit Chicago last weekend… Been about two years since I was last there (St. Patrick’s day, 2009) and it was a fun visit! Got to catch up with two of my best friends and the road trip driving there was great (even if Jeff didn’t have a valid passport and we had to weasel our way across the border). Read on through for just a few pictures :)

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Peter Katz at Registry Theater

Posted on Apr 7, 2011 in arts, local, photography

Peter Katz at Registry Theater

Well, if you haven’t heard me go on about a guy named Peter Katz, here’s your chance. Last Friday night, I went with a few friends to go check out his show at the Registry Theater in Kitchener. While Peter plays in KW on a pretty regular basis, acoustically, this is the best place I’ve seen him play (except for a church in Toronto last year).

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