“Church” of the Universe

This idea was in part inspired by a period in art history, the Baroque era, which I keep coming back to for its moment in time and its intensity and drama.  The original meaning of baroque meant, “irregular, contorted, grotesque” which gives you an idea of how the style might have been first perceived, but, … Read more

The Lost Art of Waiting

This piece was originally conceived specifically to be viewed on a feed-based platform where the video would autoplay and virtually be indistinguishable from a still image. The idea was that you’d see it, and the subtle movement would cause you to to wonder if your eyes were deceiving you. I can’t tell you how exciting … Read more

But Is It a Gas Station? Shoot! (Part 2)

Part one is here. You’ll see I strayed a ways away from my original concept. I don’t know if there is anything I have done so far that caused me as much thinking. Of course, there is always the thinking around the concept, and then the thinking around the build, and then the shooting and … Read more

Collapsible backdrop first impressions

It was time for a more specialized backdrop. I made this post for anyone who is looking into these because we all know that photography costs add up and we want to buy wisely. I do have a backdrop set up already in another area of my basement. It’s solid. It’s perfect for group shots. … Read more

Personal Reflection of 2020

For my fellow Ontarians, particularly those in the Durham Region, how many of you when you look back on 2020 remember the “nuclear incident” scare of 2020?  Oh, you forget about that?  Yeah, that was the kind of year it was. I mean, really, that was when I wondered if I had enough toilet paper.  … Read more

Contemplating Still Life, part 2

Lately, I’ve known what my next project is going to be well before I finish the one I’m working on. But Christmas took everything I got, and now with the down time, I feel the need to start again. I’ll probably repeat myself through my posts, but journaling has become an important part of the … Read more

Contemplating Still Life, part 1

I was sitting here this morning contemplating my next project. Christmas took a lot out of me, all self-inflicted mind you, but I was working at a bit of a fevered pace trying to create this experience that would remain in the minds of my daughters for years to come. It all kind of started … Read more

Getting Unstuck, a Mediation on Worthiness

For those who feel the calling but are unable to answer. On some level, we can believe that our invisibility is vital to our survival. Fearlessness is for other people. Bravery is for other people. Your Fears are Too Big.  And maybe that’s true. But maybe it isn’t. But what if you with all your … Read more

getting unstuck, a mediation on fear

There is both a practical reason and a philosophical reason I did the self-portraits over the summer.  The most obvious and most practical reason is that the means to do so are immediately available to me. You want to create? Create. Eliminate the barriers. The other reason and for me, much scarier reason, is that … Read more

Exploring the Artist Journey

You can spend your whole life living for other people and not even know it. According to palliative care worker, Bronnie Ware, the number on deathbed regret is living the life others expected of you, and not having the courage to live a life that’s true to yourself. Imagine that.   To me, this is not … Read more