Disturbances

These are tests for a project I have in mind that may or may not come to life. We’ll see. In each case I’m using some sort of element to disrupt the frame and create a form of distance. I thought it might be interesting to post, so here goes. Breakdown below each image/set. All shot with the X-Pro2 and XF 35mm f/1.4 R...I'm back to this one like crazy these days. 

Reflections from a pink glass table. Both images shot at our local ice cream parlour. Obviously reversed since I was sitting across from the kids.

Using my iPhone as a reflective surface. The phone is below the lens and acts as a mirror.

Eyeglasses. Classic trick. Just shooting through those damn glasses I hate so much. Last two images below: in-camera double exposures.  

A Camp in August

My in-laws do this every summer, gathering as many of us as they can for a weekend of makeshift camping at their home in the country. We all bring food and beer, pitch our tents wherever we can and catch up. The kids run and scream...and scream and run and scream some more—until fireworks and roasted marshmallows settle everyone down.

And the night comes.
And the winds howl.
And sleep dissolves our tired souls.


Shot with the X-Pro2 and XF 35mm f/1.4 R


Heatstroke

It's fairly common for tourists visiting this city to be blindsided by the weather: Montreal can get very hot during the summer months. And as soon as the temperatures rise, the humidity usually settles in as well, creating what can quickly become a pretty awful mix of radiated heat vs heavy/damp conditions.

I was giving two workshops last week, both to photographers visiting the country. Very enjoyable few days with great conversations and street shooting but man...it got tough. On Tuesday, with Chris, we ended up walking over 20k before the day was done and already the conditions were hard to endure. But it was still somewhat dry and there was a mild breeze providing some comfort. On Thursday however...broiled and grilled. My client that day—Rafael—was in town from Mexico and the sheer intensity of the heat left him more than a little surprised. We should've been drinking Sangria on a terrasse in the shade...not walking around with cameras dangling around our increasingly sunburnt necks (well, mine anyway).

It's better now. Still feels like summer but a bit less killer.
A few frames below to keep those warm memories alive...


Shot with the X100T and the X-Pro2 with XF 35mm f/2 R WR


Days in the Capital P1 | GEOMETRY


Shot with the X-Pro2 and XF 35mm f/2 R WR


Now she reads...

"Argh...I can't read on my own!" We knew she could. She was already there, already deciphering every sign or panel or label around us. She was just being stubborn, a bit of a drama queen too…wonder who she got that from. 

Now she won’t stop, just like her brother and sister. We sit on the deck and she goes through a book or two while I write. That door will never close.

Oh and yes: that’s X-Pro1 not 2. Nostalgia.


Shot with the X-Pro1 and XF 35mm f/2 R WR