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I've been in the midst of a re-evaluation. This is a re-evaluation of self and my own work and may involve changes in the gear I use or maybe a slight change in mentality for my photography. Re-evaluation happens often for me and is partly due to me being critical of my own work and taking a good hard look at it and making sure it's what I want. I tend to think this is a good thing and it can sometimes result in experimentation to see if something else works or if what I'm working with is good as it is. Throughout this experimentation, I always ensure that what I'm doing and what I'm using conforms to my way of working (documentary) but it's always neat to try new things and see what works. Regardless, it's caused me to pause and think for a bit, hence the last few weeks of no new entries. Thanks for waiting.

Today, I just wanted to share 3 stories and tell you a little bit about them. Sometimes, we look at photographs for just a few seconds and then move on. It's this internet and media culture and 30 second commercials and youtube clips, I think :P I'm hoping that instead of just passing by these images, you'll sit and read the commentary behind them (short or as long as they may be) and enjoy them like a good, well-matured blue cheese... or wine. 

I was walking home from work and it was raining lightly. I recall having my camera pulled tight to me to avoid the rain. I saw the gentleman with his dog and then saw the corresponding other 3 fellows walking in the opposite direction. Just as they were moments from passing each other, I quickly raised my camera and took the photograph. In an instant, the moment was gone. 

I was walking home from work and it was raining lightly. I recall having my camera pulled tight to me to avoid the rain. I saw the gentleman with his dog and then saw the corresponding other 3 fellows walking in the opposite direction. Just as they were moments from passing each other, I quickly raised my camera and took the photograph. In an instant, the moment was gone. 

I was visiting my parents with my wife and my Dad brought out his old stamp collection. Stamp collecting is a bit of a lost art, especially in this day and age of email and instant messaging negating the need for postage. There's something special and also very #tangible about seeing a collection of stamps. Connected with each stamp is a letter, form or... heck, even a bill. But it came from somewhere and had to go somewhere else.  Needless to say, the array of stamps was quite amazing to see. Might be time to restart mailing out hand-printed letters :)

I was visiting my parents with my wife and my Dad brought out his old stamp collection. Stamp collecting is a bit of a lost art, especially in this day and age of email and instant messaging negating the need for postage. There's something special and also very #tangible about seeing a collection of stamps. Connected with each stamp is a letter, form or... heck, even a bill. But it came from somewhere and had to go somewhere else. 
Needless to say, the array of stamps was quite amazing to see. Might be time to restart mailing out hand-printed letters :)

OK, not much to say here other than I caught my cat napping and quickly took a photograph. I think he was so sleepy that day that he didn't even bother to wake-up. 

OK, not much to say here other than I caught my cat napping and quickly took a photograph. I think he was so sleepy that day that he didn't even bother to wake-up.