Shadows & Patterns
Massey Hall Fire-Escape, Toronto: June, 2001
Photographed with a Leica M6 TTL and Tri-Elmar lens @ 50mm, on Ilford XP2 Super
My life balances between the wilderness and the urban. I live in a large city, and enjoy its pleasures, yet I feel most alive and stimulated when I’m hiking a remote canyon, as far from civilization as possible.
As a landscape photographer I am frustrated by spending as much time as I do in an urban environment, so to keep my photographic skills tuned I createProjectswhich can be undertakenwhereverI happen to be.
Photographed with a Leica M6 TTL and 12mm f/5.6 Voigtl”nder Heliar on Provia 100F. Quadtone conversion in Photoshop.
This Project is not about architecture but instead about trying to find ways in which the urban environment either resembles the classic landscape or creates a unique landscape of its own. My intention isn’t to draw direct parallels between them but instead to find images that somehow appeal to the same esthetic.
So far I find myself “seeing” in black and white as I explore this subject though some of the shooting is with colour stock.
I won’t comment on the individual images at this point, but will tie them together conceptually when the Project is done.
Photographed with a Voigtl”nder Bessa-T and 12mm f/5.6 Voigtl”nder Heliar on Provia 100F. Monochrome Quadtone conversion in Photoshop.
Shapes & Textures
Photographed with a Canon EOS D30 and 28~135mm lens at ISO 100. Quadtone conversion in Photoshop.
Photographed with a Voigtl”nder Bessa-T and 12mm Heliar on Provia 100F. Converted to Duotone in Photoshop
Subway Convergence — Toronto, November 2001
Photographed with a Leica M6 and Tri-Elmar @ 35mm on Fuji Provia 100F
Windows & Benches, Toronto 1999
Green Construction- Toronto, 2001
Canon EOS-1D @ ISO 200 with a Canon 70~200mm f/2.8L zoom @ 200mm. 1/400 sec @ f/8