Posts Tagged With: Music

Memories of Music; Discarded in Woodbridge

Memories of Music; Discarded in Woodbridge

In the suburb of Vaughan, just north of Toronto, Ontario; Woodbridge is not a place that particularly reminds me of the wilderness. Despite the name, it’s mostly housing developments that, according to locals, have only existed for little over a decade.

However, nestled in Pine Grove, Boyd Park is an expanse of what nature would have intended. Although, plenty of the remains of parties lay scattered in the brush. Here, I spotted a vintage chord organ, smashed on a log. The instrument seemed just as dead as the tree beneath it and both were seemingly just waiting to be sucked into the earth.

Thanks for checking out my blog while I try to get my life sorted out. Maybe my many harddrives of travel photos will all be in one place one day and I will be able to more easily update this blog with fun pictures!

Until we meet again!

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Bison BC

Bison BC

A band from my hometown is going to be published on the cover of a newspaper in Edmonton and they`ve chosen one of my shots to grace the cover.

This is the one! Check out and keep an eye out for Vue Weekly in the coming weeks!

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Dillinger Escape Plan

Dillinger Escape Plan

I thought I’d give you all a little taste of what I do and what will be coming again this summer. A new year means planning for the festival season and there is nothing I look forward to more every single year.

As a live music photographer, there’s nothing like the plethora of variety that summer music festivals offer all around the world. Truthfully, most of my traveling has been fueled by music, and often festivals. This year, it looks like the Czech Republic is quite high on my list, but England puts on a hell of a rock and roll festival and I’m scoping out the options.

For now, I hope you enjoy this photograph of Greg Puciato, singer of mathcore band, The Dillinger Escape Plan taken at Heavy T.O. in Toronto in August of 2012. If you ever have the chance to watch them, I would highly recommend it. By far, they put on the best live show I’ve seen, time and time again. I’ve watched them perform in Vancouver (BC), Portland (OR), Nampa (ID), Pomona (CA), Denver (CO), Toronto (ONT), and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Hythe, Kent in England, not to mention the repeats. They are seriously good and they have been for many years.

Until the next journey, friends.

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The Gorge Ampitheater

After mounds and mounds of work (most of which was filed nicely inside of a computer, so more like gigs and gigs) kept me away from WordPress for too long!

A couple weeks ago, I saw Tenacious D at the Gorge Amphitheater on Monday night of Sasquatch! Music Festival. Here’s a picture from that show. (I have the coolest job in the world!!)

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Once I realized I had yet to post about Galway, Ireland, I was shocked at myself! I almost used a photograph from Galway for my “Bridges in Fish-eye” week at the beginning of March, but I had too many photos and excluded it.

There have only been a few places that I’ve been where I pretty much immediately wanted to drop everything and move there. London (England) and Portland (Oregon) were the two main ones, until I laid eyes on Galway, Ireland. It’s almost as if I have a favourite cities according to the population, as London is roughly 7.8 million (2010), Portland is over half a million (2010), and Galway is around 76,000 (2011).  In the case of Galway, pretty much as soon as I arrived, I was warned I would want to stay. As far as I can remember, I don’t think I met a single person who was born in Galway. I met people from Dublin, Northern Ireland, other parts of The Republic of Ireland, England, USA, Canada… All over the place! Galway is the ultimate melting pot, but from what I gathered, arts seemed to have something to do with it!

As with other parts of Ireland and Northern Ireland that I visited, street art is very common. Many stores and restaurants had grand murals on the side of their buildings. Galway is also known for is festivals. From film, to music, to oysters, and art, there’s something for everyone, depending on the time of year.

Another west coast city, I think it’s the draw of the west for me, no matter the continent! Walking from where I was staying (with some of the nicest people I have ever met in my life!), I chose to take the promenade into two to walk along to ocean. Not quite a sandy beach, but somehow the jagged rocks seemed to contrast the water and the sky beautifully.

As with most places I go, I ended up finding some live music in a pub in Galway. Traditional Celtic as can be, the musicians sat in a circle at their own table, Guinness in front of them, wailing away with more passion than you dare expect in a pub. A few patrons here and there were standing and watching them, myself included. With an Irish cider in hand, I snapped a few photos, but in all honestly, the pictures were far from my focus. Here’s a picture of their table, although you can barely see how many were actually playing! I would guess anywhere from 8-12 people, depending on the song. Until tomorrow!

Live music in Galway, in a pub called Taaffes in August of 2011.

My new format with voting is to stick it on the bottom of posts for the last 7 days of the month. If you haven’t already voted, please do so!

What would you like to see as a theme for the photographs posted in the first week of May? This month’s options are:

–       Aboard Transportation

–       Bodies of Water

–      Vehicles

VOTE NOW! Whichever has the most votes by 11:59pm, Monday, April 30th wins and for the first 7 days of May, my photographs will be a photo-essay in that theme. (If there is a tie, whichever had the most votes first will be chosen.)

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