Thursday, May 28, 2009


This news just in... Millworks has been extended until June 10th at TAN Coffee - 992 Queen St. W. The next artist coming into TAN will not be hanging until 2 weeks from now, so I was given more time for the exhibit! Thank you to Marilyn Eng at TAN coffee. Please stop by to have some amazing coffee, and view the Millworks exhibit.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Hello Everyone,

this is the final week to come by at TAN Coffee (992 Queen St. W.) to see my latest exhibit MILLWORKS 1.0 running in conjunction with CONTACT Toronto.

The show will officially come down on the evening of June 1st. Thank you to everyone who has dropped by, and I have been overwhelmed by the positive response. I will be mounting another exhibit featuring more images from the mill project.

If you are interested in an image from the MILLWORKS exhibit, please contact me, as the work is for sale, and available as framed prints, matted 5x7's, or greeting cards. Custom framing also available for larger sizes, or prints on canvas.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Haliburton Forest weekend.

While my Millworks Exhibit is still on display at Tan Coffee at 992 Queen St. W. until the end of the month of May 2009. I spent this past weekend up at my wife's family trailer in Haliburton Forest. We had a great weekend opening up the trailer for the first time since the fall. The bugs stayed away, as it was either too windy or cold for them to come out. It only got nice and sunny on the holiday monday as we were leaving. I got to spend time photographing the wolves at the Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre (I am a member), and driving around the property looking for waterfalls. There were lots of waterfalls and rapids to see at Haliburton Forest with the rivers and lakes swollen as they are this spring. I got some great images from this weekend.

The ride home was wonderful too! I took a new route, and explored a new mill which somehow I completely missed the last time I was in Kinmount. The Austin saw mill is in the midst of a restoration project. It looks like they are doing a great job too. I will be following this project throughout the summer everytime I go up to the forest. We also stopped in to Tyrone Mill on the way home to drop off some post cards from the Millworks project. The image featured on the post card was taken at Tyrone Mill. I will post some images soon.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

4x5 back up and working!

I am happy to announce that today, I finally got around to replacing the ground glass on my Cambo 4x5 monorail camera. So for any of you who read this and know me well. You will see me shooting with the 4x5 soon. Its a conversation piece for sure! Now... off to the store to pick out some film.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Attending SPOOM this weekend.

I am really looking forward to tomorrow - Saturday May 9th. It will be my first time attending a SPOOM event. SPOOM is the Society for the preservation of old mills (Canadian Chapter). This is a north american wide organization which holds events, throughout the year. The emphasis is on the preservation of mills. Tomorrow's theme is on the alternative uses of old mills. Two of the mills which we will be visiting (Salem Mill and Birge Mill) have been turned into private homes, while maintaining some of the milling history in the buildings, incorporated into the home. Most of all, I am looking forward to promoting my exhibit on right now at TAN Coffee - 992 Queen St. W. and giving out post cards. Also on the list of possible mills to visit in the Grand river region is Hortop Mill (seen left). I will give a report on how the day went.

Friday, May 1, 2009

MILLWORKS is open!

Today is the day, my first exhibit on historic mills is open at TAN Coffee (992 Queen St. W.) in Toronto. Please come by to see the images that I have hung for the exhibit. The shop closes daily at 9pm. I would like to thank Toni Wallachy for coming and helping me hang the work last night. She was a big help with making decisions about how to hang the work. I would also like to put in a plug for QSQ - Queen Street Qreative, who did my canvas printing. They did a fantastic job, and pricing was reasonable! Check them out at