I call this a monthly-ish newsletter for a reason. In the blink of an eye, its almost March. I held off on sending this earlier in February because I had a few exciting things in the works for later in the month. So without further delay, let’s get into it.
The first month of 2020 was a cold one in Toronto. As someone who enjoys taking photos primarily outdoors, I always find it difficult to stay inspired and keep shooting through the gray, winter months. Fortunately, my wife and I planned our annual winter trip to Varadero, Cuba to soak up as much vitamin D as we possibly could.
It was my first time in the country, and while this trip was mainly focused on relaxing, swimming and unplugging; I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the city of Havana.
My friends at Bather were kind enough to interview me about the experience. Check out the interview and photos of my excellent adventure on the Bather blog.
Craft. It’s something I’m inherently drawn to. Likely, because I’ve spent a lot of time perfecting my own crafts over the last decade. Whether it be Music, Graphic Design, Photography, or my recent obsession with baking sourdough bread, honing a craft takes time and dedication. It becomes a lifelong pursuit of continuous learning. Techniques passed down from those who too have a passion and drive to learn.
Back in December, I had the opportunity to document the early morning bake at an incredible bakery here in Toronto, Brodflour. As I observed the care and attention to detail that these bakers took in their craft, it became apparent to me how rewarding it was to be given the chance to document them at work. This year, I plan to find more of these opportunities in order to spend time with those who have embarked on a journey of craft. I hope to understand, learn, and create meaningful images.
Enter, Common Goods. A pottery duo based out of Markham, Ontario. They make some incredible pieces by hand. It was almost therapeutic watching Esme throw clay with such precision.
I hope to keep adding to this series throughout the year. If you have any recommendations for crafts or disciplines you think I should shoot next, hit the reply button and let me know!
I also hope to finally have my website up and running soon so that I can share longer posts with all of you.
Until next time,