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This Past Summer

This past summer I built a darkroom in my basement apartment. Guess I’ve come a long way since the first post on this blog.

This past week, a series of prints that I developed in that darkroom are now for sale at a local art shop called Iris Arts in Cambridge Ontario. Guess, I’ve really come a long way since the first post on this blog.

It takes about 3 minutes total to see the image on the paper, once you get the enlarger in focus in the darkroom. About 2 seconds once you press the shutter button on your iphone.

The 3 minutes time statement is a lie actually. I took these images 3 years ago, on a old Bronica ETRSI medium format camera that I traded a bunch of thrifted Polaroid camera’s for at Burlington Camera.

So I guess, these photo’s took 3 years to appear on paper.

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Speaking of thrift shops. I was at one about 2 years ago and stumble across a box loaded with darkroom equipment. Up until that moment in my life I had never even seen darkroom equipment in real life before. Literally everything except the chemicals and a dark light sealed room was in that box. For $40 (which I actually didn’t have at the time) was all they were asking for about (if sourced all individually) $1000 + worth of gear.  So smacked that $40 dollar charge on to my credit card and brought it home, cleaned it all up, and stored it in my dads basement for about 2 years.

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One day early 2018 I was taking a pee in a small unfinished bathroom. It had a small window, bunch of two by fours and running water. I thought, after flushing the toilet of course, I could block out that window and make this into a darkroom.

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So this summer, I decided to follow through with that, I pulled out the 1000 archived negatives from the past 5 years and decided to find something to print and hang on my wall.

I’m really glad I did that.

More to come soon.

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Small and Fluffy Woodland Critters in Rondeau

Joe in Canada

Woodland Critters

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They say that you should surround yourself with people that encourage and support your passions; I’ve been blessed and surrounded by friends that do all that they can to support my passion for small furry little critters I haven’t seen, never letting me miss anything.

First off, sorry for being two days late with this blog. I was busy the last two nights and yeah sure, I probably could’ve written afterwards but I chose to sleep instead. I still haven’t broken my promise, the week isn’t over yet.

Last weekend I got to go out of town with three of the best people I know; Nick, his girlfriend Sarah and her best friend Aliza. We drove about three hours towards America, to a small place known as Rondeau to met Nicks father and help him move off of his recently sold farm. It hardly felt like work due to…

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still good.

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I get so caught up in my own pit of self pity that I forget I still have a place on this earth.

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Is it broken?

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After jumping off the stage at the end of his set… Marcel, Lead vocals and guitar of band called Die Hexe , announced to the audience that he thought he broke his ankle.

For the rest of the show, he was be asked probably around 100 times.. if it was broken..

no word yet from the doctor whether or not it is actually broken.. but pretty punk rock regardless of the outcome.

Canon 60D Kit lens blah blah blah

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Great Weather For A LightHouse

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I feel like a Lighthouse would enjoy great weather way more than the rest of us. I mean that if a light house was an actual human of course. Like imagine having to stand on guard every moment of every hour of every day, ready at all times to lead people home?

You don’t get to move, or leave, or take a break. You just have to do your job, all the time with no questions asked.

You are single-handedly responsible for keeping people off the rocks that could lead to them crashing and drowning to their death. What kind of responsibility is that?

I feel like, on good weather days (Days without a potential storm in the middle of the night) that a lighthouse must feel some sort of overwhelming peace. A relaxation that only a factor that is out of our control yet leading toward the side of caution can grant. A peace so freeing that you can’t help but feel alive.

A Lighthouse must love days with a great weather forecast.

If a light house was a human of course…

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Photo: Canon 60d 18-55 kit

Georgian Bay , Taken from the side of the Chi-Cheemaun ferry.

 

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Divide

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Canon 60D – 18-55 kit