52:500c – Week 50 – Burlington Races

For a city so close to where I live, I have never spent much time photographing Burlington, Ontario. And that’s even with one of my favourite camera stores in the province located there and some family. Actually, the reason I was in Burlington was for a family Christmas celebration. Taking some time beforehand to visit…

52:500c – Week 49 – Upon Avon

You’d think that with a title like “Upon Avon” I would be doing some portraits for Shakespearian actors. And you would be wrong. However, the town that I was is known rather well for their theater performances of Bard’s work. That town is, of course, Stratford. Stratford and I go way back, as in some…

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 42 – Royal City

Guelph, Ontario. Not a name of a city that you would think of being related to “Royal” but there it is. Guelph’s downtown is a unique one in Ontario as well and one that I’ve been wanted to include in a ’52’ project since the second one I did. But it never materialized so here…

52:500c – Week 32 – Lakeshore Evenings

The day I left for Europe last year I tried out a new barbershop in my area, the Village Cigar Co. & Barbershop. I had been to that point been going to a local barber in town for most of my life but recently wasn’t too happy with the service. So at the suggestion of…

52:500c – Week 28 – Cruisin’

There have been many things I’ve learned from my father, including an appreciation for classic automobiles. Now I wouldn’t call myself a car guy, but I do love a well restored classic cruiser or a sleek looking hotrod. So after a severely lacking Ribfest at the Milton Fairgrounds Heather and I decided to wander into…

52:500c – Week 17 – No Place I’d Rather Be

If you gave me a chance I would take it It’s a shot in the dark but I’ll make it Know with all of your heart, you can’t shake me When I am with you, there’s no place I’d rather be N-n-no, no, no, no place I’d rather be — Clean Bandit – “Rather Be…

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 07 – A View to a Lake

Meeting you, with a view to a kill Face to face in secret places, feel the chill Night fall covers me, but you know the plans I’m making Still oversea, could it be the whole world opening wide A sacred why, a mystery gaping inside The weekend’s why Okay so a view to a lake…

52:500c – Week 06 – Organized Chaos

During an average working week I have a nice easy thirty-minute drive to and from work, far separated from the bustle of ‘the city’ and when I say city I mean Toronto. But on the 6th week of the project I was on training for a few days in Toronto. So I took the chance…

52:320TXP – Week 50 – Hancock County

It wouldn’t be a 52-project from me without something from Findlay! Anyone who has attended an Film Photography Project meetup in lovely downtown Findlay, Ohio will immidiatly recognize this beautiful building. The Hancock County Courthouse was constructed between 1886 and 1888 to replace an older brick structure that once sat on the same site. This…

Roll 15 – redscale in the XA

You know the story on the Olympus XA. Myself and many others have extolled it’s virtues here and elsewhere. I love mine, but I seriously need to replace the door seals. I have the kit, I just haven’t done it yet. I lost a few frames on this roll to light leaks. Oh well. Anyway,…