In the past, I’ve published a few books through Print-on-Demand (POD) publishers. Although the results were generally good, I found the quality of the reproductions could be inconsistent, and the books themselves are not cheap. Still, I’m a book lover, and a photo book in particular is an ideal, intimate way to present and enjoy […]

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Untitled - Black and white photograph

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. —Marcel Proust Although my next issue of Qualia will be comprised mostly of photographs made during my recent Montreal trip, there will be several photographs in that issue that I made in Ottawa that are really among the first […]

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Jesus is Lord Savior

Over the last couple of days I shot my first few rolls with my newly acquired Diana F+. I haven’t shot film in over ten years. I’m using expired 120 film that I’ve had in storage since the early to mid 2000’s. Results are so-so, thus far, both in terms of the photos as I […]

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Aging

I’m always interested when I see people post photos of themselves at different points in time. The whole outward journey from cradle to grave documented in a handful of photographs. I’ve never been one to take a lot of self-portraits, or to seek out the attention of the camera in the room, so photos of […]

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Inertia #6

Something’s happening, don’t speak too soon I told the boss off and made my move Got nowhere to go – Elliott Smith, Son of Sam When I was doing photos from my car, I’d always have the same feeling before setting out. An excited feeling of heading out upon the open road, full of possibilities, […]

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A small pocket of light in an otherwise dark alley. A window throwing it’s light onto a shuttered one, one that’s incapable of accepting it or providing any of it’s own. One of the things I wrestle with is trying to step back from my generally insignificant troubles and to focus on the positives I […]

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Directions
Leonard Cohen by Graeme Mitchell

It was announced last night that Leonard Cohen passed away a few days ago, on November 7. It’s been much publicized over the last few weeks that Cohen’s health was failing. He was quoted in a New Yorker article, published a few weeks ago around the release of his latest album, You Want it Darker, […]

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Empire of Sand

Empire of Sand is another older photo, from 2013, that has been a favourite of mine.  I imagine the bird as some sort of despot, overseeing his crumbling empire of sand and collapsing fences, but oblivious to the writing on the wall. Things are good right now: he has his empire, such as it is, and a […]

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Unfinished business

Life is good. Well, at least not terribly unpleasant or painful. It’s quietly humming along, filled with inconsequential, petty annoyances, lightly seasoned with contentment and a pinch of occasional laughter. And that’s something, I’m fully aware, to be immensely thankful for, because it could be so, so much worse. Life is good until one day […]

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