April 21, 2013

Rich is life

Lunch for two made by Nadia at Corrientes. 
Last of the winter, first of the playground.
Le Yum.
Creatures on the loose.
Photography lessons.
Grandma lessons.
Two turds on the loose.
How any of these photos from the Natural Cycle party exposed correctly, I'll never know. But I'm sure glad they did.
Thing 1 with his Auntie Pam. (Effie)
Thing 2 at the window to greet us. (Noam)
Chef Raverbaby.
Heidi meets my mother.
Babmba Teresa about to read to Leo.

This sample from a roll of Ilford FP4 took a hot chemical bath this afternoon. Dried off and ready. Here you go. A look in to the last of my winter.


April 19, 2013


Expired color film gone wild! That I like.

Listening to Do Make Say Think's besides, thanks to my main squeeze who pushed me in the right direction.

The wind really gave it today.

Leo needed to be held, reassured, hugged so many times today. On Fridays at the Ruby house, I morph into Suzy the power cleaner. In reality Suzy is a tough as nails Paraguayan woman who has seen her fair share in life. She left the job due to knee surgery about a month ago and I miss her weekly presence. She taught me a lot about the clean! Vinegar and boiling water. Elbow grease. Simple, strong just like her. It's funny to feel compelled to write about a woman I hardly know. Admiration in practice. Today I tried to follow her lead and do a good job. In between the snaking vacuum, Leo played contentedly in a world his own. It's is a real wonder to watch a boy so small, learn so quick. Leo's word du jour? READY


Pretty neat to hear it practiced as the day went on. Baby messages well received. Thanks for the reminder to be ready Leo. I love you dearly. Ready when you are.

While cruising at top speed in the stroller, he also practiced Mama, Daddy, Teddy and the occasional Maymay. All the players were spoken.

Wind pushed me home sideways and it felt so good to blast back up those stairs with tears, snot and sweat all over my face. Sure sign of a good ride!

Keep rolling.

Cool birthday presents received this year (in no particular order):

- Birthday Bread wrapped in a tea towel. Toast so good!
- a fat stack of girly fabric
- Fuck. Pillow made with joy. Chanel if I were a pillow... I tell ya.
- one pair of loose blue overalls thanks to Fritz, Milky and Rudy.
- two beauty bottles of South African and Chilean rouge
- one sexy full face Shoei from Guy


Spring is in. The wind said so.

I submitted some new photos to Poster, an online Winnipeg publication. The original tear away interview was too confusing for their platform so I will lay it here without shame. It really is good to be home. I love Winnipeg.

Grit and all.

April 17, 2013

Strange times

Files of the unknown. Found a lost sleeve of negatives and scanned them back to life! These images were shot roughly around the same time towards the end of autumn 2012. 

Strange photos/ strange locations/ strange film: Kodak 400-2TMY

Spring slice

April 16, 2013


Twenty seven and going strong! Here is to another great year of learning and living. Lord knows what the twenty seventh trip around the sun will bring!

Leo and I began this day with peanut butter toast, many espresso, Dr. Seuss and Lauryn Hill on full blast. Boyboy's word du jour? Moon. Moon. Moon. Moon. Child of my soul, he knows me well by now. A new word is the greatest gift!

This is us, real time.

April 15, 2013

Kitchen Work

Colin works the line.
Head Chef Aron and Hank take a milk crate break.
A real fish out of water.
Madge on pasta duty. Photo. Aron Epp
Mystery kitchen shot through the rolling rack. Photo. ???

Kitchen camera: Yashica rangefinder with flashkit/ October through December 2012/ Tmax 400.

These images are the result of leaving a camera on a shelf at eye level for a good month in the beautiful kitchen of Elements on Portage. You never know who will approach a photographic moment when a camera is close at hand. Shoot this thing! Kitchen portrait photography inspires me.

The top shot of my mate Colin is strong. He is a rare beauty. Receiving that shot took many moons. Thanks McIlwain.