52:500c – Week 48 – Steel City Blues

Hamilton has changed a lot since I first started photographing the city, that was ten years ago with a Minolta DiMAGE Z2 and a Minolta X-7a. Back when I could visit three or four abandoned buildings right in the downtown before hitting up National Pizza at midnight after a successful trip. Those days are long…

52:500c – Week 12 – A House Divided

Welcome back to week 12, the missing week from my part of the project, now thanks to my wonderful fiancĂ©e, Heather, and her encouragement I went back and rescanned the film I had just filed away. If you haven’t gone that far back in the project, you’ll remember in Week 13 I mentioned that I…

52:500c – Week 37 – Shaken, Not Stirred

There’s nothing better than after a day of just inclement weather to have a beautiful day to get out and do some shooting! So I took off to one of my favourite spots in Toronto, the Distillery District. After recording some episodes of Classic Camera Revival, and waiting for Heather to be done at a…

52:500c – Week 36 – Castle

If you’ve ever been to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and you happen to walk along the river’s edge or stand at Fort George take a quick look across the Niagara River. You’ll see standing tall at the river’s mouth a collection of somber stone buildings. But what you may not realize is that you’re looking at the…

52:500c – Week 34 – Wednesday Night Blues

It slowly sinks in; week 34 may not get shot, or it could be shot around Sheridan again. Thankfully they were quickly shaken as I had to head to Toronto to record to September episode of the Classic Camera Revival Podcast, and I find myself on a lovely evening walking through the Leslieville neighborhood of…

52:500c – Week 29 – Lovely Saturday Drive

Probably one of my favourite drives in all of the Province of Ontario is along the Niagara River. There’s always something to see along the winding Niagara Parkway that starts at Fort Erie and ends at Fort George. This time we, that is Heather and me, did not do the full drive instead we started…

52:500c – Week 22 – A Farmer’s Life

One thing that I’ve noticed about all my past fifty-two projects is that my own hometown is usually the most ignored. Because well it’s home, I’ve taken hundreds of photos in town so the subject is a little dull for me. But there is one thing that I do like and that’s street photography. So…

52:500c – Week 13 – Lovely Downtown

My soul starts spinning again I can’t stop feeling, no, I won’t stop feeling And the fun’s not fun anymore I can’t stop feeling, no, I won’t stop feeling — Franz Ferdinand – Can’t Stop Feeling So you’ll probably see in these photos both in how late I’m posting them and the general look of…

52:500c – Week 05 – Ghosts

The way the small settlement of Balaclava is portrayed in Ron Brown’s Ghost Town Heritage of Ontario, you’d think it was going to be some overly romanticized settlement long abandoned like you’d find in the American west or old mining communities in the mountains and high arctic. While to my surprise as I rolled in…

52:500c – Week 02 – Winter’s Fort

Winter has been something that has been a bit elusive for us in Southern Ontario. Notable the lack of snow the second week into the new year and the new project. So the title of the week isn’t really fitting, but I kept it anyways because if I used “Muddy Fort” people would think I…