Friday, March 4, 2011

Tempus Fugit

Well, one of these times are right. That's what you would be led to think. But this photo is actually a composite photo of 5 different images blended together to show the craziness of one of my favourite sayings. Unsurprisingly it's in Latin. Tempus Fugit; time flies. What an apt way to describe how the hectic over-scheduling of people's lives can be a confusing, dramatic endeavor.
Archipelago: insulae de cogitum lumenque, maritus cum nomen.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A New Appreciation For The Old

Sometimes you can't see the value of a photo until you see it again. A photograph with second-view merit can be very special. It can mean that when you first saw it, you were too accustomed to the details and scene, and it wasn't until you could see it anew could you appreciate it. These three are photos from my summer canoe trip on the Grand River with my dad. I just looked back through the album and started to realize that there are photos that I actually enjoy in there. One of my favourite bonuses; these are all straight-out-of-the-camera. No photoshop. These photos are titled Marshland Dock, Overgrown Shrubbery, and Nature Wants This Back in that order.

Archipelago Photography: insulae de cogitum lumenque, maritus cum nomen.

Physical Education

So the other day in Physics, we had one of the coolest experiments I've ever seen. We had a spring launching device, and we shot the spring across the room. Then we had to do a whole bunch of crazy calculations and could figure out how high the spring would be at certain distances along the desks. We put up hoops at the calculated height and, if our math was right, the spring would fly perfectly through all of the hoops. It worked well (after a few adjustments) and looked way cool too. I'm amazed at how much I'm learning in this class, and it's pretty damn fun too.
Archipelago Photography: insulae de cogituum lumenque, maritus cum nomen.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A New Logo....In Latin!

Here's how it sounds: (In-suh-lie) (de) (cog-it-um) (loo-men-k-way) (mare-it-us) (come) (nom-en)

Here's what it means: islands of thought and light, joined with a name.

Here's why. This is part of the way I think about photography. It's little unrelated pieces forming together, making a larger image, a larger message. It is the epitome of "worth more than the sum of it's parts". And it's what I try to achieve here as Archipelago.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Babysitting might be boring with other Nieces.
But these are what I've got. This is Abbigale (2) and Kendra (10 months), my brothers daughters.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Visual Onomatopoeia

Visual Onomatopoeia: An image that depicts a word or phrase written somewhere in the image itself.
The first image, 3D, is a VO because the letters '3D' also signify the three dimensional look shown by the layers and shadows in the picture. The second photo, Open, while photographically sub-par in my opinion, is also a VO because the word in the photo, "open" also describes that the window itself is sort of open; not conventionally open, but has been broken open. One of the redeeming qualities of the photo Open is that it is also ironic.