Wednesday, July 30, 2008


On my daily walks I always take my camera with me. Subject matter is not always exciting but trying to make visually interesting pictures from such simple material, like these cracks in the pavement,are always good creative exercises.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


This morning I took some pictures in the garden of the old monastery, which is now the fine art campus of Nipissing University. I made a few good images which I will show over the next few days.

Monday, July 28, 2008


These sad looking trees were on display outside a large store. I liked the colour and the pattern of this scene.

Friday, July 25, 2008


I can very seldom get excited about art installations so prevalent in art galleries today. Lets say it definitely is not my favourite art medium. Walking around cities you can find the very same art but which is much more interesting because it has a specific context.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Still working in black and white so here is another of my city pictures.I think cities are the true living art form. They are an ever changing visual art work which makes living and visiting cities so exhilarating.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


This picture is for Dominique and Carole, who enjoy my black and white pictures. So thanks for the comments I really appreciate them.

Monday, July 21, 2008


When I just arrived in Toronto, I worked for a photographer who had his office on Temperance street in Toronto. This street, like most places downtown, has been totally transformed. The old office where I worked is gone. Just a parking lot surrounded by tall buildings has replaced the early twentieth century building, changing the whole feeling of the place. I guess thats progress.Pity.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


I made this rather classical landscape a few days ago when we enjoyed some sunshine. The cloudy skies were beautiful, which gave me the idea to work in infrared to emphasize the dramatic effect on landscape images.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Walking through a dark little passage between two old buildings downtown Toronto I noticed this small metal door. I thought about the Harry Potter books and imagined walking through this old door into a completely magical world. Nonsense? Maybe.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Yesterday my friend Rob asked if the food at this diner was any good. So here is an interior view just for him. Yes the breakfast was fine and quite a bit cheaper than the $14.00 the hotel would charge for a similar meal.Of course it was not as fancy as the hotel restaurant but I thought definitely more colourful.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


I had to spend a few days in Toronto. It was a short visit so I only took a few pictures. as a photographer I always look for interesting scenery, so when I was looking for a place to have breakfast I saw this fine eatery, of course it made for a good urban landscape image.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


I have not posted any pictures lately. I simply did not find any images which I thought would be visually interesting. Today I saw this reflection in the back of a tanker truck and yes it turned into a good image. I post this picture for rmy sister Marijke who just lately discovered my blog. Dus misschien is het tijd om af en toe ook een Nederlandse vertaling te geven. Deze reflectie in the achterkant van een tank wagen heb ik net vanmorgen gemaakt. De laatste tijd heb ik niet veel foto's op mijn blog gezet om de eenvoudige reden dat ik niet genoeg geinspireerd dat komt af en toe wel eens voor.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


One advantage of all the rain we are getting this Summer is that the gardens look very lush and colourful. This part of the garden is my wife's favourite. She calls it her "secret garden".

Sunday, July 06, 2008


This week I photographed this fisher on the dock here in North Bay. What peaked my curiosity was the tattoo on his back. I had no idea what it meant but after a little searching on the net I discovered that the translation simply means "No-Name No Art". It is the motto of the world wide martial arts organization The Black Dragon Temple.

Friday, July 04, 2008


This week I did not get a chance to post any pictures. I have been busy teaching a week workshop on Photoshop Elements. Yesterday I did have some time to take some pictures in our garden. The garden looks spectacular after all the rain we received in the last few weeks. This picture shows the great variety of textures of the hostas and ferns.