Monday, January 31, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Waiting for Chuck and Vince

Waiting for Chuck and Vince, originally uploaded by PJMixer.
Yes, that's a Karaoke machine. If you don't know who Chuck and Vince are, click here.

Subway rumble strip

Subway rumble strip, originally uploaded by PJMixer.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I was photographing the old facade of O'Keefe House (Now Ryerson's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education) when Desmond said hello and told me a little about himself and the building.

Desmond told me the building used to be the offices for O'Keefe breweries, with the top floor being the office of the business mogul E. P. Taylor. The brewery was located next door at the corner of Victoria and Dundas. I hadn't looked very closely at the sculpture on the building until Desmond pointed out they were holding barley grains designating the connection to brewing beer.

Desmond is a program director at The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, part of Ryerson University. Thanks for sharing a little about old Toronto and its architecture.

Desmond is #84 in my 100 strangers project.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011


I was at St. Lawrence Market today looking for my daily shot, I wans't having a lot of luck, but some brightly coloured sunlit scarfs caught my eye through a window on the lower level.

I walked in and took a few shots and I made a comment about the beautiful colours to the lady behind the counter. I asked if I could take her photo and introduced myself and she told me a little about herself. She was born in Nepal and has been in Canada about 11 years. She imports hand made arts and clothing from Nepal and Tibet. She told me a little about the history of her homeland. Her parents were from Tibet, but moved to Nepal when it was claimed by China.

Kunsang is #83 in my 100 strangers project.

Dimitri eaten by the Virgin video booth

I couldn't resist this. I talked with Dimitri and his colleague for a little while hoping to get a clever portrait shot for my stranger project, but they were a little busy with reconfiguring the camera equipment in the Virgin Mobile booth.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Officers of all colours

Officers of all colours - #18/365, originally uploaded by PJMixer.
Sgt. Ryan Russell died in the line of duty on January 12th. This was the first death of an officer on duty in Toronto since 2002. Click here for more pictures and the full story.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

24 seconds a lap. 2 more years

24 seconds a lap. 2 more years, originally uploaded by PJMixer.
My son recently turned 14 and I took him and a couple of his friends go-karting at GP Kartways. I'm always impressed how the boys quickly get used to pushing the real limits of the kart and their driving (rather than the video equivalent).

You can count on old friends

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gould Street fallout

Gould Street fallout - #4/365, originally uploaded by PJMixer.
I took some shots of the Gould Street wall collapse a few months ago and sadly, the building which had recently be designated as a Toronto heritage building, had a huge fire yesterday morning. Reports are saying that the building is now beyond repair. The fire appears quite suspicious as electricity and natural gas had been turned off.

A few blocks of Yonge street are currently cordoned off and many business inaccessible. I thought this shallow depth-of-field shot with a few cruisers in the background made for a good minimalism shot for today's daily photo. I like how only some words are in focus and a large part of the image (and the story) remain a little fuzzy.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Circling Wychwood Barn number 4

Circling Wychwood Barn number 4, originally uploaded by PJMixer.
I passed by the Artscape Wychwood Barns a few weeks ago and added it to my photo shoot ideas. I didn't have a lot of time today and it was very cold, so I'm sure I'll be returning for more shots (including the interior spaces) on other days.