Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Black Sabbath in low res

I recently read an article regarding cameras vs. phone cameras. The point the author of the article was trying to make was if the moment matters, use a real camera leave the cell phone for making phone calls.

Tonight we went where the camera was not welcome and most of the memories were captured in the mind. However, I was still able to cop these photos that my wife took with "the phone".

Tony Iommi. Black Sabbath...


...with Ozzy!


You get the idea. It was awesome! They say some things are worth waiting for. Well it had been 29 years since I heard Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath on 8-Track for the first time...so I waited and it was worth it!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

La Lucha

This week's throwback is from the "La Lucha" series that was on display at the now defunct "Barber Shop" Gallery back in 2005.


The original was shot on B&W 35mm film and hand printed on 16x20" RC paper.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

East vs. West

So I was in Selkirk, MB the other day shooting a photo or two of my friend Cassandra. It had just finished raining. I was about to shoot facing west when all of a sudden I noticed a crew approaching from the east. I had to stop what I was doing of course to capture this...


That's that!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Little rascals

Another Sunday... another Edge Skatepark rental session for the groms.

Logan. Ollie fakie.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Neon Factory

Since we were already bouncing from one adventure to another today; when I spotted local antique collector Mike from the The Neon Factory and Pollock's Hardware Co-op walking down Main St., I hailed him down for a quick portrait. He obliged.


Mike then encouraged us to check out the latest and the greatest at the Neon Factory, so away we went! The new home to the retired sign from Winnipeg's infamous Kelekis Restaurant



Speaking of restaurants that are no longer with us anymore... Here's a booth from Shanghai Restaurant. Note: Not just any booth. This is the booth that Mike, his brother Joe and their family sat in when the dined at the restaurant over the years. Awesome!


A giant Kodak Instamatic.


Nothing to do with neon signs, but just as cool as everything else on the display floor... a 1989 Nissan Pao


Clown!


That Monkey!


That's that!

Humans of Winnipeg (HOW)

It was only recently I came across the Humans of New York (HONY) site. I told myself that day... The next time I meet a random stranger, I'll start my own Humans of Winnipeg posts. Today we met a stranger.

Dave: Hey bro, can you spare a few dollars? I'm homeless, I live on the street and I need to pay for a bed at the Salvation Army.
Me: They charge for beds at the salvation army? Wait... I don't mean to argue with you, I don't have any spare change...I'm just not buying in to what you're saying. Why can't you try to get a bed at Siloam Mission?
Dave: I've been banned from there.
Me: What for?
Dave: I slept in last time I stayed there and the staff caught me.
Me: They ban you for that?
Dave: Yes. I could go to Main Street Project, but the people who stay there drink and do drugs.
Me: Why are your eyes all glassy?
Dave: I'm really tired.
Me: Here's the deal. I gotta go, so I'll pay you $5 to work for me. The work is posing for a portrait.
Dave: Sure.
Me: (hands $5 over under the negative assumption that it's not going towards the bed fund). Spend it wisely, make good choices!