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I will, one day, again make the pretty things.
I will just need some patience, time, and better computer security to stop yesterday's brutal and demoralizing ransomware attack happening again. 

Photo is Leia D.  A staged wedding dress shoot, 2007.
Wedding dress by Stephanie Hodgert.
#blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #weddingdress  
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The Guardian newspaper did a pretty good post in 2014 on Instagram accounts you should follow that are street photography centric, such as Gareth Pon, pictured here.
Guardian Post: http://goo.gl/gf44Ej
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Wow!!!!
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1/52 'Peeps'.
I decided to do a proper 52 week challenge. I already do an unofficial 365 challenge as I post photos nearly every day - and have for more than a decade, but starting today, I will post a themed photo each Sunday for 52 weeks in a row. My rules are that these will be objects and things, and not places or beings. All the photos will be shot with a 50mm f1.8 and with a very shallow depths of field. I call this my Nifty Fifty Fifty Two.
#niftyfiftyfiftytwo #Niftyfifty52 #52weekphotochallenge   #bokehphotography   #bokeh     #project52   #52weeks   #ornaments   #birds   #colourful   #colors   #closeup   #Joby   #GorillaPod  
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nice pair
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Sutherland Press building
May 2015
It's my understanding that this building was slated to be turned into loft condos or apartments but things fell through and it just stalled part way through the renovations. There are very few loft style buildings in SW Ontario, so if it ever did get off the ground it would be pretty unique. 
#building   #architecturephotography   #abandoned   #blackandwhite   #streetphotography
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Love the building
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"Great photographs exist not so much where image and reality meet and balance, but in the electric tension between real and unreal. " 

NYT obit about American photographer and former Magnum president Charles Harbutt. Chock full of inspirational goodness and quotes from the man. And just a bit of name dropping of the who's who of 20th century photography.
#NewYorkTimes   #obituary   #CharlesHarbutt   #inspirationalwords  
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London Ontario Public Library, Central Branch
May 2015
#buidings   #architecture   #library   #symmetry   #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #lookingup   #streetphotography   #streetphoto  
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Got hacked last night. All my files are being held ransom and have been overwritten and encrypted. Including a depressingly large number amount of photos - as my back up drive was connected when it occurred. For sure at least six months of photos and lot more on my computer. Might have been a zero day exploit of flash players that was announced this week. I didn't sleep much last night. I am reasonably sure I have to resign myself to this not being something I can recover from. I won't be posting till this is sorted out. 
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Thanks +Tai Mi. I appreciate the thoughts. As the Buddhist wisedroid C3P0 once said, "We seem to be made to suffer. It's our lot in life." Perhaps this is just a manifestation of Dukkha. :)  Or not. :)
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Amongst the Tall Grasses.
July 2015
#outdoor   #modeling   #grasses   #field   #woman   #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #monochromeworld   #blonde   #inkedgirls  
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"It's a pity that nobody has found an exploding black hole. If they had, I would have won a Nobel prize." - Stephen Hawking  :)
#wall #bricks   #building   #abandoned   #urbandecay   #hole   #blackhole   #graffiti   #tagging  <-- #hashtagging  
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I got to use a Joby Gorilla Pod for the first time today. Wrapped it around an adjacent tree to get this image. My only question is, what the heck is this Jacks like plant thing? A google search made me think that it might be White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda) but they usually have red stalks and more of them in one spot . Maybe a variation there of?
#Joby   #GorillaPod   #WhiteBaneberry   #50mm   #niftyfifty  
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Canada Day 2015.
148th birthday of Canada.
#Canada  #CanadaDay #CanadianFlag   #Flag   #July1st   #MapleLeaf  
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That's the truth!! I was so thrilled when Smoke's opened here and Poutine in all its delicious varieties has become one of my top favourite dining experiences. My friends also happily became enthusiasts of this Canadian treat.
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Artistic photographer in Ontario Canada shooting fashion inspired portraiture, nudes and landscapes.
Introduction
"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." - Ansel Adams

"Screw it, Let's do it" - Sir Richard Branson

** Comments on my posts/photos are moderated. Anything OT, comment hijacking, or spamming. will be deleted. And depending on the substance, people either blocked or reported.**

I am an artistic photographer shooting nudes, landscapes, and some fashion inspired portraiture in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. I grew up in Toronto and moved to the area before Y2K. I have been shooting for seven or eight years now and have had a few exhibitions of my work - most recently in January 2012 in London, ON.

I am interested in networking with photographers, models, galleryists, potential clients and people who love photography. Follow me on here. You never know: I could already be a fan of your work. :)
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