Perspective - Self-Portrait Shadow - Black and white photography by Paul Politis

“Let’s go.” “We can’t.” “Why not?” “We’re waiting for Godot.” ― Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot “You go back, Jack, do it again. Wheel turnin’ ’round and ’round.” – Steely Dan, Do It Again The start of another year. They’re accelerating mercilessly now. For some of us, the most intractable things that imprison us are […]

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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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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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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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