February 10, 2017


Anytime I can combine photography with live music I'm pretty much in my element, so I was thrilled to cover my friend Mary Ann Allosserys' band Thread at The Rainbow a couple or weeks ago.

Thread are Mary Ann Allossery (the bands songwriter, drummer and lead singer), Greg Lipin on lead guitar, Eddy Benavidez on bass, and Kevin McHale on keys and sax.

Husband and wife duo Greg and Mary Ann, have been the core of the band since its inception.

Thread released their first album, In My Dreams, in 2011. Recorded and produced by Greg in Mountbatten Studios, the album is available for sale through CD baby.

The band are hard at work on a follow up due out the summer of 2017.

Upcoming shows in Ottawa include:

March 18th at Moose McGuire’s Rock this Joint, Battle of the Bands

March 25th, 4-7 pm, Rainbow Bistro

April 22nd, 4-7 pm, Rainbow Bistro

May 6, 8-11 pm, at Avant Garde

All venues are in Ottawa!











January 13, 2017

Back-ups and Murphy’s Law

This heartbreaking story about a Montreal photographer reminds me how our work as photographers is basically data, collections of bits and bytes, and easily lost.

I can imagine how it would feel to lose a single shoot, never mind a years worth of images.

It's not just client shoots either - a lot of us have huge collections of family photo's on our computers, so some sort of security is just as important to the casual photographer.

Last spring I shot a wedding and flew home with my images just on the camera’s flash cards and it totally stressed me out.[...]
January 12, 2017

Creativity over Calculation

This post is inspired from reading "a letter to my younger self" by the Brazilian Soccer Genius Ronaldinho.

If you're looking to get your child involved in physical activity and a sport for life (don't assume elementary school is providing that) there's something you should know about soccer.

It's cheap.[...]
January 1, 2017

Podcast roundup

If you have a phone and a commute, podcasts are for you.

Or if, hypothetically say, the house is quiet, it's New Years Day and you're feeling just a wee bit delicate from the night before :-)

That said I have a whole bunch if podcasts on my i-pad I never listen to.

After dumping those here's what I was left with...
September 22, 2016

Just Because


Wow - how fast the time goes.
September 8, 2016

Are you over Auto-tune ?

(No Auto-tune needed...Jessie J, kicking ass)

Can we be done with Auto-tune ?

It's getting boring and annoying, but worse, it's dumbing down our lives

Christine Aguilera wore that t-shirt seven years ago !

Auto-tune is like those ceilings you see in older homes that have Artex stippling on them to cover over the cracks. Never fooled anyone ever, but it was a novelty in the 70's and ever since we've been lumbered with it
August 29, 2016

Street Photography


Shared this on Instagram a while ago and it's grown on me a lot...shot on my i-phone and edited on Snapseed which is a great little editing app.
August 9, 2016

Real or Model?

Just coming back from a brief visit to Europe (more about that in another post) - I'm reminded of the year we spent living in Kristiansand, Norway.