Posts Tagged With: Toronto

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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Toronto: A Canadian Staple

This shot was taken in May of 2013 in downtown Toronto. I was standing on a bridge across the railroad tracks facing towards Rogers Centre (formerly known as the Skydome)

This shot was taken in May of 2013 in downtown Toronto. I was standing on a bridge across the railroad tracks facing towards Rogers Centre (formerly known as the Skydome)

In a time of confusion, disappointment and opportunity, I impulsively hopped on a place to visit a few friends in Ontario. After spending some time in Ireland and unhappy with the results, I decided it was time to go home. All the way back to Vancouver was out of the question, so halfway between home and back east was where I met some of the kindest people I’ve encountered on this earth. The friends that I made in Toronto will undoubtedly bring me back there as soon as life will allow. Two of the people I encountered showed me to these places for these pictures to happen. Above is the CN Tower from the home of the Blue Jays, the bridge to Rogers Centre. Below is Casa Loma, a castle style residence that has been turned into a museums. To more adventures with amazing people!

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In downtown Toronto, a castle named Casa Loma is hiding behind George Brown College and Spadina Park. It inspired me with it's beauty a few times while I was living in and near Toronto.

In downtown Toronto, a castle named Casa Loma is hiding behind George Brown College and Spadina Park. It inspired me with it’s beauty a few times while I was living in and near Toronto.

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Jogging in Toronto

Jogging in Toronto

If you’ve spent any time in Toronto, capitol of Ontario, you must be familiar with the CN Tower. It boasted the title of tallest man-made free standing structure between it’s opening in 1976 to 2007, so it should come as no surprise that in comparison to the rest of the buildings and structures in Toronto, the CN Tower is the most distinctive. The shape of the tower is, as well, a feature that makes it stand out among the rest.

In this shot of Toronto taken in August of 2012, the CN Tower is the prominent structure, although I included the foreground of the location I was shooting from the add some depth and dimension. Commonly considered a city with a lot of concrete and not much greenery, I learned that with a little exploration, Toronto has an expanse of parks.

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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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Toronto

In August of 2012, I spent some time in southern Ontario and with that comes the capitol of the province, Toronto. I discovered a random lookout point while driving around and getting lost in the city, and I spent a breakfast and a dinner here on different days. This photograph with the swan and the heavy cover of haze/smog seemed to capture a dramatic side of the city in the wee hours of the summer morning.Image

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