Friday, 30 December 2016

Creatures Walking Into My Room

“[I] always thought of a great photograph as if some creature 
walkedinto my room; it’s like, ‘How did you get here?’”

- Larry Sultan (1946-2009), American Photographer

I’m writing this blog posting on the penultimate day of 2016. The past two weeks have been lovingly filled with feasts, guests, and gifts. It is a time to look back on 2016 and its many blessings and challenges. And a time to consider the new year that beckons.

With that in mind, I wanted to share some of my favourite photographs of 2016. In reviewing the thousands of photos I’ve made, I was struck time and time again by the sheer serendipity of their journey into my life. Most of them weren’t planned – they simply appeared before me, and I lunged. I really wasn’t aware of what I had recorded until I looked at the photos on my computer later, at which point, I echoed Larry Sultan’s line above, “How did you get here?”

I make no claim to Larry Sultan’s greatness as a photographer, but I like to think that I have channelled his utter joy and satisfaction in recording and sharing these images. I hope you enjoy them.

I wish you a healthy, engaging 2017 and would be honoured if you followed my blog again next year.

Casey Road, Tyendinaga Township

Moira Lake, Near Madoc

Victoria Harbour, Belleville

Meyer's Pier, Belleville

Historian Peter Newman, Remembrance Day, Belleville

Remembrance Day, Belleville

Remembrance Day, Belleville

Remembrance Day, Belleville

Wedding Party, King Street West, Toronto

Selfie Dude in Front of Toronto City Hall

Otis and Edna on the Back Deck

Silver Lake, Near Perth

Monarch Butterfly, Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Brighton

Tombstone, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

Milford Fair

Milford Fair

Texter, Joe Fafard's Cows, Toronto-Dominion Centre

TORONTO Sign in front of City Hall

Abandoned Chair Near Milford

Mr. Red Shoes with His Keepers, Tett Centre, Kingston

Tett Centre Reflection, Kingston

Tett Centre Community Drummer, Kingston

Human and Dog, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, Kingston

Orangutan Hand, Bowmanville Zoo

Snowbird Pilot, Quinte International Air Show

Harvard Aircraft, Quinte International Air Show

Kilted Texters, Quinte International Air Show

Fellow Photographer, Quinte International Air Show

1 comment:

  1. 2017? Sure, I'm in. These are just lovely, let me tell you my favourites.