(1012) #332, Yonge Street from Above

I've been wanting to take a photo like this for ages, so I was quite happy to get the chance for this snapshot.

I'm sure I could do better, but in the immortal words of Ed Gruberman, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, 'Patience' – how long will that take?"

#787, Private

Almost every one of my photos from March has been of a brick wall. My creative subconscious isn't all that subtle when it comes to symbolism.

#714, Lamp

Look at this photo for a bit, and see if you can spot it.

It's only been very slightly cropped, so that's not it.

I really like the colours and textures of this wall, and wanted to have the lamp in the top-left corner for balance and interest. (Everything is relative.) But I also like flat picture space, and that lamp placement would create single-point perspective. More simply: you should be able to see the right side of the lamp since it's on the left side of the frame. Some people see reality, I see a problem to be solved.

I wonder if this photo bugs anyone now that I've pointed out that it defies our actual experience of the world.

#339, Camouflage

A new approach for graffiti: using brick-coloured paint.


(1011) #962, Masking Tape

I've had another week of very little 'fun' photography - even though I've taken almost five hundred shots, they've mostly been for other projects. This one was taken in the basement of an old store in a dark hall. This was just a little way down from where I shot #552, 'Subterranean', which was actually in a brighter area. It's amazing what a difference a D700 – and a tripod – can make.


(1010) #364, Red and White on Black

There's something nice about going for long walks in the rain, especially when it's really a short dash between the streetcar and the store, and I'm doing it with my Olympus E-1.


(1009) #552, Subterranean

I've been laying low this past week.

I have broken the links to hundreds and hundreds of photos, which will take a long time to repair. The workaround is to replace "photo.matthewpiers" in the link URL with "matthewpiers.smugmug". Awkward, but only temporary.

This is happening because I have revamped matthewpiers dot com. More of what I write and photograph will be going there, so check it out as well.

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