Spring Forward

The camera battery died two kilometres in and I turned back. It had three bars when I left, suddenly dropped to two and flashed red seconds later...this cheap knock-off has clearly reached EOL. Still, 4K isn’t bad for a leisurely afternoon stroll on these muddy and icy dirt roads where you either sink or slip—like navigating an annoyingly flat version of parcours.

The sun shines today but it’s a tease: we’re bracing for yet another snowfall.
On Sunday we’ll spring forward, destroy our circadian rhythms again and drive back through a complete whiteout. Slow, steady and fingers crossed all the way.

An hour lost and no end in sight.


Shot with the X100F


A room in Scarborough (snowed in)

I’m taking a few minutes to post this morning. I don’t recall the first months of the year ever being this busy and it’s forced me to leave the blog somewhat stranded. Sorry about that.

I spent last week shooting a gig with the great folks from DentsuBos and Lexus Canada—good times but man was I ever glad this was all indoors. Polar Vortex? Check. I drove in on Monday and most of those six hours were in good weather...then around Ajax the storm hit. The last 20 minutes stretched out to an hour and by the time I reached the hotel, you couldn’t see ten feet ahead. I tried ordering-in but my food apparently vanished in the mayhem; I ended up eating a Mars bar for dinner.

The storm was still raging when I woke up around 5:30AM.  I looked out my fourth-floor window and saw an eighteen-wheeler crashed in a snow bank on the off-ramp...yay. Like my old Kia stood a chance. Fortunately, it all subsided by the time I had to leave. And thank god for the included breakfast.

I didn’t shoot much for myself given the circumstances, but here’s a few from that hotel room. Biding my time...

P.S I decided 2019 would be the year of the mobile workflow. So these were edited with VSCO on my iPad Pro. I’m not fully there yet and the process is way more complex than it should be...but I’ll share it when I have time. Perhaps in 2021. Kidding but...yeah. 


Shot with the X100F


Driving into Brighton, assaulted by the wind.

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So this is England. The gloves are off, the masquerade over: we get out of the car and it’s like stepping into the onset of a hurricane. Violent.

 But I’m with Kevin, Neale and Facundo...and we’re kids at a village fair. Out come the cameras and the mics. Yeah, this is just glorious.


Shot with the X100F


X-Weddings | Morning Frames

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Big day ahead. The room is packed, Kevin’s pacing, Marianne’s making last-minute edits in the empty lounge—she’s up next. She’ll nail it, of course. I’m scheduled for the afternoon...plenty of time for jitters to set in. 


Shot with the X100F


I roam Brighton & the sun shines bright

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Shot with the X100F