Warehouse Parking Lot Crossing

“Warehouse Parking Lot Crossing.”

The process of photographing is a pleasure: eyes open, receptive, sensing, and at some point, connecting. It’s thrilling to be outside your mind, your eyes far ahead of your thoughts.

Henry Wessel

I came across the quotes of this photographer yesterday and I liked them.  Sometimes you just know, you connect with the image in front of you, everything becomes clear and you know it is going to work.  “Warehouse Parking Lot Crossing” is one of those images.

Once upon a time I was a commercial photographer, a burnt out commercial photographer.  Everything had become a formula, my creativity was getting harder and harder to find.  Everything had become mundane, I wasted my time in front of this laptop doing nothing.  I was becoming angry. I put down my cameras, sold some of them and stopped photographing. read more

Factory “Break” Chairs

A black and white image of two chairs positioned b side a factory wallFactory “Break” Chairs.

Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual.

Edward Weston

I found these factory chairs on one of my early Sunday morning drives thru a  nearby industrial area. Hopefully these chairs tell you a story as they do to me.

Harbor Lookout in Burlington Ontario

Harbour Lookout.

I am not a landscape photographer. I am interested in people. I am interested in our civilisation. I am interested in what traces we leave in landscapes, in cities and places. But I wait until people have gone, until they are out of the shot. So the place can start talking about us. Places are so much more able to evoke people when people are out. As soon as there is one person in the shot everybody looks at that person. If there is nobody in the shot, the beholder is able to listen to the story of that place. And that’s my job. I try to make places tell their stories about us. So I am not a landscape photographer. I am really interested in people, but my way of finding out things about people is that I do photos about their absence, about their traces. read more