I’m going to be in a photography show tonight (Wednesday, February 29th) in Toronto at the Brockton Collective, 442-A Dufferin, just north of Queen. Check out my work along with a couple dozen other photographers who share an appreciation of overlooked and forgotten spaces in Toronto and beyond.

The show’s one night only!

Time for an update, eh? January was, by far, the busiest month of my life. I put up a press section to my site where you can read, listen, and watch the interviews and coverage I’ve had so far.

On January 17th, Anne Koyama and I had a book launch in Toronto at the Holy Oak Cafe. There was a great turnout and it was great meeting so many people who are interested in what lies beneath the streets. Big thanks to everyone who came out.

In March I will be featured on Global TV’s 16×9 program in which I take the crew on a tour through Toronto’s Evergreen Brickworks and a Rosedale ravine.

Rivers Forgotten is now available in Toronto at Book City in the Annex, 501 Bloor street west.

Happy New Year! I started off 2012 with a couple discussions on two local news wires.

The first was a brief outing in which I took OpenFile Toronto‘s David Hains down a storm drain in mid-town Toronto where I showed him what remains of a buried creek. Soon after the article was online, I received an email from OpenFile CEO, Wilf Dinnick, and was asked to be on his radio program on NewsTalk 1010. You can listen to the interview here.

In late December I also spoke with fashion blogger, Jen Tse, about Rivers Forgotten. Unfortunately she didn’t ask about my hip waders.

My book, Rivers Forgotten, is available at the John-Richmond Chapters and the Beguiling bookstore in Toronto…

…but!

If you want to buy a copy directly from me, my upcoming book launch at the Holy Oak Cafe is coming up on January 18th! The Facebook Event Page is up now.

Lastly, I’m working on a written supplement for Rivers Forgotten that will go through just about every photo in my book with a short blurb on my experiences, lighting set ups, additional photos, and anything else I can think of. It’ll be available as a downloadable PDF document in a couple of weeks. I’ll update when it’s ready.

Folks in Toronto: I’m having a book launch/signing on Wednesday, January 18th at the Holy Oak Cafe at Lansdowne and Bloor. Come out to get a book, grab a drink and if the mood strikes you, have a little dance afterward. More details to come with a link to a Facebook event page.

I’ll be in New York on December 3rd for the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. I’ll be at a table with Koyama Press and a bunch of other great artists all day. If you happen to be in town, come out to say hi and pick up a real life copy of Rivers Forgotten!

We have a date for a Toronto book launch. Keep Wednesday January 18 2012 free. More details to come soon

Hello, fine people. I apologize for the severe lack of updates this year. However, I have a pretty good excuse. Since the spring I’ve been working with local publisher, Koyama Press, on a photography book. I’m happy to announce that we’re nearly ready to begin selling Rivers Forgotten. It’s a 72-page, full colour 8×10 soft cover with a foreword by Michael Cook of VanishingPoint.ca.

Head on over to RiversForgotten.com  and KoyamaPress.com for more info and supplementary photos.

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I’m currently busy working on my photography book to be released in early November. Details will follow once everything gets sent to the printers and we get some physical copies. We’ll be launching at the Minneapolis Indie Xpo on November 5-6. If you live in Twin Cities or will be in town for the expo, come on down and say hi.

The R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant was open for the first time in a decade for Toronto’s Doors Open event. This is taken in the pump house from the observation deck.

Still waiting for spring to officially begin…

Things are starting to look remotely like spring in Toronto, so I thought I’d put up a photo that illustrates just the opposite. I haven’t been underground in nearly two months and I’m beginning to feel the effects of this reverse cabin fever. New updates, instead of old ones, will sure to come within the next couple weeks.

This high school in the heart of Midtown is undergoing a steady process of demolition. The school, built in 1912 with mid-century additions, has moved its staff and students from this building to an adjacent lot shared with two condo towers in an interesting mixed development. The pool seen above had several generations of junk in what resembled the surface of the garbage compactor in Star Wars.

The rain hasn’t let up in Toronto. Last week we checked out what the outfall of Park Drive looked like during rain and snow melt. It wasn’t quite the raging torrent I had imagined, but a little intimidating, nonetheless. In fact, this drain, built to service the Spadina Expressway is largely underused for its size because  it was built in anticipation  of a highway that was never built.

It’s raining in Toronto, which normally implies that spring is within spitting distance. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be the case and these fleeting moments of above-freezing temperatures are just nasty teasers.

While we’re all waiting for winter to end, here’s a photo I took in summer 2009 of the Rideau Canal underpass in Ottawa. This is what some European sewers look like.

The ValhaIIa Inn, in Etobicoke, is being demolished so we decided to walk through its halls and jump in its pool one last time. My Aunt and Uncle had their wedding reception here when I was just three, but I still have a few vivid memories of this place. I’m sad to see it go.

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