The Influence of Time

Time is considered to be one of the most important concepts to man. From the genius of Galileo Galilei and Albert Einstein to Beethoven and Salvador Dalí, their work was directly influenced by the concept of time.

In our day-to-day lives we are, of course, also influenced by time. Whether squeezing in a few extra minutes of morning sleep before heading to work, waiting impatiently for the bus or traffic light to change or exchanging drawn out small talk while sharing an elevator with an awkward coworker to the top floor.

With the thought of time and our concept of it, I created a short film with visuals that manipulate our ordinary view of time, in this case I used a clock.

Inspiration India

In December of 2009, I made my first trip over the North Atlantic to visit India.

My sixteen day trip began in the bustling city of New Delhi then continued on towards Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi, Mumbai and Goa.

From the northern province of Rajasthan to the southern province of Karnataka, the culture, people, temples, and vibrant colours of India are a photographers dream for capturing beautiful and breath taking photographs.

For the musician in me, I was inspired to create a beat after a tabla player I met showed me how to play the 11th beat or Champak Sawari  rhythm which I still need to master.

Look Up!

As we walk through the city streets, head down, eyes focused on our “smart” phones, scrolling through a friend’s latest posts and reading about why they like almonds so much,  we tend to miss out on the beauty of what surrounds us.

This series of photos was taken on a double decker city bus tour through the city of Toronto.  The colour of the sky that day was somewhat haunting and made for a beautiful backdrop.

My one suggestion, when you have a moment… look up!

Lost and Forgotten

Halifax, Nova Scotia, located on the eastern sea shores of Canada is a beautiful and friendly city which offers any seafood lover an ample selection of fresh locally caught lobster, crab, shrimps, scallops, mussels, and clams.

For me, the most memorable part of my Halifax trip and something that I wish was discussed more in our Canadian history education system is the small black community that once stood on the southern shore of the Bedford Basin, Africville. This was a community whose roots can be traced back to the mid 1700s and the historic Underground Railroad, an important symbol of African identity and the struggle against racism.

After a major fire in 1947 burnt several houses down, the topic of relocating Africville’s people was the government’s main focus, instead of rebuilding the homes in their community.

Africville is now an industrial area and off leash dog park..

CINEMATOGRAPHER + FILMMAKER

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