Category Archives: Toronto

Visit to the ROM

A selection of photographs from my recent visit to the Natural History section of the Royal Ontario Museum. All were captured with my Pentax Asahi SP 1000. I could have stayed in there forever.

Portrait of an Author

A few months ago I was approached by my friend, Kim Fu, to shoot the inside portrait for her first novel, For Today I Am a Boy. Published by HarperCollins, it is slated for early 2013, and I know that Phil and myself are very excited to read it! Luckily for Kim and I, she had book related business to tend to in Toronto, and was able to stay with us for a few days. I’d never given much thought to the photographs of authors in their books before I had to shoot one for myself, so I started doing some research. The results were a little horrifying; boy oh boy, there a lot of bad author portraits out there! In this case, though, I could not have been luckier. The fact that Kim is already beautiful, combined with a 50mm lens, gorgeous sunlight, and some choice locations (on or around my apartment building) made the photo shoot failsafe.

I thought it’d be interesting to display some of the outtakes that we enjoyed on this blog. In terms of lighting, expression, and composition for the purpose of this shoot, the top left photograph won out by a long shot, though, and is the official author photograph. I’m curious to hear comments/critiques if you’ve got any for me!

Two Green Doors

Just wanted to pop in and say hello! I have not abandoned this blog, even though it may seem like it with the infrequency of my entries. Conversely, I have been thinking about it a ton, and I have so many ideas for content I’d like to share. Sadly I just haven’t had the time to execute these ideas. Honestly, I don’t understand how some bloggers manage to tend to their blogs so diligently. It blows my mind!

Apologies for the lame update about updating. How meta of me. Real content to come soon!

Same time, Last Year.

┬áThis time last year Phil and I were on a train from Montreal to Toronto with our friend Evan to look at potential neighborhoods to move into. It was a pretty great trip, full of sight-seeing, get togethers with friends and surprisingly, lots of partying. Looking back at everything that has happened between that trip to now is a little overwhelming. Amazing how much can change in one short year. read more »

Two Block Radius

My dad used to always call large cities “depressing concrete cities”. Toronto is probably no exception in a lot of people’s opinion. Since moving here, though, I have discovered so many beautiful and charming works of architecture, as well as many great green spaces/greenery. All that are shown in this entry were within a two block radius of the downtown high rise where Phil and I reside. I captured these photos yesterday and today with my noisy little Ricoh point and shoot.
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