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 46 – Distant Voices

Memory is a funny thing. Crieff Hills Community has always been a place of memory for me. I first visited Crieff in 2003 when I helped build an outdoor amphitheater. That same year I joined the executive of the Presbyterian Young People’s Society which held their leadership retreats at Crieff where we would plan out…

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 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 21 – Welcome to the Roc

Welcome to the Roc, no, not The Rock (and now you all have Sean Connery’s voice in your head and you’re welcome), but The Roc, or Rochester, New York. While today the city is a far cry from the booming industrial and photographic centre it once was. The city still has a charm to it.…

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 10 – Capital National

One of my favourite cities to visit and photograph in Ontario is Ottawa, our national capital. This beautiful town is always busy and filled with wonderful buildings to photograph and if you use an odd camera (Like a Hasselblad or my Intrepid 4×5) there’s always an RCMP officer on Parliament Hill wanting to chat with…

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…