Perfect light

Toronto Bay and College - Copyright Ardean Peters

Straight out the camera, beautiful morning light as I walked in this morning.
This is light I love. Wish I had had more time to capture more.

I do this for me

For CreatureLaurie. A fellow photographer and maker of clothing.

I shoot for me. The light I see. I document because it resonates with me. It captures my attention. Makes me smile and wonder. And I think it’s awesome. I wonder if other people ‘get’ the light I see. But I guess that doesn’t really matter. Not that I don’t want it to ‘gotten’, to be liked by someone else, or for someone else to have a view-point on it, but that I am shooting for myself. And if only I like it, that is okay.

This is the light I saw a few days ago. I had gotten in such a rut over the winter, walking the same path to work all the time. Depression sinking in. SAD anyone? But now that the light is returning – yay! – and a video I watched, reminded me that variety is something we crave – I took a different path that morning and was rewarded with this light. And the moon was a bonus. I do so love the moon.

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Through a Lens Darkly

After ‘discovering’ the amazing Gordon Parks and visiting an exhibit of a portion of his works at the BAND Gallery in Toronto last summer, along with looking at photographers like John Free, Bill Cunningham and Vivian Maier, I am so happy to see that “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”, is being screened here in Toronto at the ROM and I get to immerse myself in another aspect of the world of Photography. In particular, this resonates with me because it takes a look at Photography and its history in Black Culture, documentation and representation. It screens for one night next Tues Feb 17th and I’m getting my ticket. See you there!