Magnum Photos: The Art of Street Photography

It has been a while since I have used my camera. I don’t get out to shoot as often as I would like. The convenience of having a camera in my phone has made it easier to take pictures without having that extra weight, however I am not a fan of taking pictures with my…

2018 Year in review

It is that time of year when we look back at the past year and look forward to the upcoming new year. For me 2018 seemed to go by very quickly. There is so much that I wanted to do, but did not get a chance. I hope that 2019 will be an amazing year…

Food Porn

What is the fascination with taking pictures of food and posting them online? I have been guilty of posting pictures of food on social media. When something looks that good I just want to share the images with others. It surprises me ever time I get a big reaction to an image of food that…

Winter is coming

For the last couple of months I have finished some knitting projects ahead of the dreaded Canadian winter. I consider myself a beginner knitter. I have been a beginner knitter for many years. 2019 will be the year I get out of my comfort zone (garter stitch) and try something more challenging. The following are…

Architectural Photography

  Prior to returning to Toronto two years ago I started working on a project for a photography course that I was taking. I decided to focus on architectural photography. I love taking pictures of buildings with lots of character. Looking back at pictures I have taken over the years it seems as though it…

What I Saw at TIFF 2018

The Toronto International Film Festival is over for another year. I am happy to say that the films I saw this year were better than what I had seen over the past few years. The selection process is always difficult. Once you come up with the films to see you have to put them in…

Countdown to TIFF 2018

  There is one time of year that I look forward to and that is the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). My vacation leave is booked off well in advance. I have been attending TIFF since 1995. The only film that I saw that year was Fallen Angels directed by Wong Kar-Wai. I was first…

Pinhole Photography

When I signed up to take the Pinhole Photography Workshop at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), I was a bit confused when the course description said to bring your DSLR camera. Little did I know that by removing the lens from my camera I could create images using the body cap. Pinhole body caps…

Chicken and Waffles

At the corner of Bloor and Euclid in Koreatown in Toronto is the restaurant The White Brick Kitchen. My sister has raved about the restaurant, so I decided that I had to check it out. I did not want to go on a busy time of the day, so I decided to go on my day…

Infinity Mirrors

Membership has its perks. Admission is free to AGO members, but getting a ticket was not guaranteed to the  Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibit. After a four hour wait I was finally able to land a ticket.  Two months later and the day finally arrived. I did not think that I would make it for…