A photographic study  of a well used and played upright piano.They were given or presented to us on our first day of music class, most of them perfect in their protective cases or coverings. But that was soon to change being under the charge and care of teenage or child musicians. Once the pride of a adolescent musician or a high school band they are soon forgotten and relegated to a corner of a dusty warehouse to await their fate.  Each piece with their dents, bruises and worn off finish, a story to tell, and if we’re lucky fond memories of forgotten music for us. read more

Wine Bottle and Glass Colour

Photograph of a wine bottle and glass

This is the original version of the Wine Bottle and Glass, done as a client lighting test, never used by that client, and now available at Fine Art America.  Interestingly enough, it is also the most stolen of my images over the web by Big designers to mom and pop web sites.  As I did, for your own amusement go to the Google search images page, mouse drag a jpg over it and watch what happens.     Sometimes what happens is quite scarey; it is your choice what you do afterwards. Enjoy this image and feel free to comment which image you like better. read more

Water Pitcher and Bowl

Water Pitcher and Bowl

You do not see with the lens of the eye.  you see

through that, and by means of that, but you see

with the soul of the eye.

John Ruskin

This water pitcher and bowl resides in the hallway of my sister-in-law’s beautiful Muskoka home.  I was always attracted to it, always wanted to  photograph it, and finally did.  It wasn’t the most pleasurable of shoots, always being afraid that something or anything could damage the fragile subject.  Beside the underlying fears, the shoot went well, the water pitcher and bowl were eventually returned undamaged, and the first print resides at her house; a woman’s retreat called My Friend Fran’s. I’m happy to announce this image is also now available for sale at Fine Art America. read more